Joe Roth is an independent film producer whose film, Alice in Wonderland, grossed over one billion dollars, making it, at that time, the sixth highest grossing film of all time. He most recently produced Snow White and the Huntsman for Universal starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron. He is currently producing Oz: The Great and Powerful for Disney starring James Franco and Mila Kunis, directed by Sam Raimi, and Maleficent for Disney starring Angelina Jolie, directed by Robert Stromberg.
Over the past 35 years, Roth founded both Morgan Creek and Revolution Studios, was Chairman of 20th Century Fox and Walt Disney Studios, directed six films while producing or supervising over 300 movies. Mega hits Home Alone and The Sixth Sense as well as Academy-nominated films The Insider and Blackhawk Down were made on his watch. He produced the Emmy-nominated 2004 Academy Awards.
Roth is the majority owner of the Seattle Sounders Soccer team. The most successful team in America’s soccer history, the Sounders were awarded 2010 Professional Sports Team of the Year in all sports by the SportsBusiness Journal.
Equally noted for his diverse civic and charitable activities, Joe Roth has received various awards such as the 1991 Variety Club’s Man of the Year Award, the 1996 Humanitarian Award from the NCCJ, the 1997 American Museum of Moving Image Award, and was honored in 1998 by APLA and The National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He was also the recipient of the 2004 Dorothy and Sherill C. Corwin Human Relations Award from the American Jewish Committee.
Roth serves as a board member for Legendary Pictures.