Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Matt Tolmach

President, Columbia Pictures


Matt Tolmach is President of Columbia Pictures, overseeing its slate of motion pictures — encompassing more than 100 films in various stages of development — and managing the creative staff. Working with co-president Doug Belgrad, Tolmach has unveiled such blockbusters as the Spider-Man franchise, "The Da Vinci Code," "Angels & Demons," "Zombieland," "2012," "Step Brothers," "Pineapple Express" and "Click." He is now overseeing the development and production of the next Spider-Man movie; "Salt," starring Angelina Jolie; and "The Other Guys," starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, among others. Since joining Columbia in 1997, Tolmach has served as president of production, co-president of production, executive vice president of production and senior vice president of production. He began his career as an agent trainee at the William Morris Agency and later ran Michael J. Fox's production company before joining Turner Pictures. Tolmach received a B.A. from Beloit College.


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