Ms. Jane Rosenthal has distinguished herself as a leading producer with a roster of both critically acclaimed and commercially successful films as well as co-founding Tribeca Productions in 1988 and Tribeca Film Festival in 2001 with partners Craig Hatkoff and Robert De Niro. Since its inception, the Festival has attracted more than 3.7 million visitors and generated over $750 million dollars in economic activity for lower Manhattan. Ms. Rosenthal also co-founded the Tribeca Film Institute, an instrumental resource for filmmakers and arts education, with programs that reach over 16,000 New York City students.
Ms. Rosenthal is CEO of Tribeca Enterprises, a diversified media company she formed with De Niro and Hatkoff in 2003 to provide artists with unique platforms to expand their audience and to broaden consumers’ access to independent film and media. The branded businesses of Tribeca Enterprises include the Festival, Tribeca Film Festival International, Tribeca Cinemas, Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, and Tribeca Film, a distribution label. In 2009, Rosenthal and her partners formed a strategic partnership with Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and created the Doha Tribeca Film Festival in Doha, Qatar.
Prior to founding Tribeca Productions, she was an executive at CBS-TV and The Walt Disney Company. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and is an active leader on the boards of the Tribeca Film Institute, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at The World Trade Center, the Child Mind Institute, the American Museum of the Moving Image, and the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Dean’s Council.