President, Relativity Media
Tucker Tooley serves as President, Relativity Media overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations, its business divisions, personnel and all matters relating to Relativity’s theatrical motion picture film slate.
Tooley joined Relativity in 2007 as President, Worldwide Production and was integral in transitioning the company’s Single Picture Films division into a full-fledged studio which develops, finances, produces, distributes, markets and acquires feature films. In his role as President, Tooley oversees all of Relativity’s company divisions which includes: Film, RogueLife (Relativity’s digital content studio), Relativity Music Group, Relativity Sports, TV Sales & Digital Distribution and Home Entertainment. Tooley also oversees marketing, theatrical distribution and all international business operations that comprise Relativity’s network of foreign output partners, as he manages 19 overall deals with international distributors around the world.
While at Relativity, Tooley spearheaded the acquisition of the Bandito Brothers’ Navy SEAL action-thriller Act of Valor which opened to No. 1 in its box office debut. He has executive produced and overseen two additional No. 1 openers including the 3D epic adventure Immortals starring Henry Cavill, Oscar®-nominated Mickey Rourke and Freida Pinto and the paranoia-fueled thriller Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish and Oscar®-winner Robert De Niro. Tooley also oversaw such projects as the highly-acclaimed The Fighter, starring Oscar®-nominated Mark Wahlberg, Oscar®-nominated Amy Adams and Oscar®-winners Christian Bale and Melissa Leo, and the box office hit Dear John, directed by Oscar®- nominated Lasse Hallström, starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried.
Most recently, Tooley executive produced the chilling thriller House at the End of the Street starring Oscar®-nominee Jennifer Lawrence, the magical family comedy Mirror Mirror starring Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts, the dynamic action-thriller Haywire from Oscar®-winning director Steven Soderbergh. Looking ahead, Tooley also executive produced the upcoming ensemble comedy Movie 43, the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ bestselling novel Safe Haven, the coming-of-age comedy from the writers of The Hangover, 21 and Over, the high stakes thriller Paranoia and the darkly comedic action film Malavita. He is currently overseeing post-production on the gritty and gripping dramatic thriller currently-titled Out of the Furnace from the critically-acclaimed director Scott Cooper and is in development on the reinvention of the cult classic The Crow and Stretch Armstrong, based on the iconic Hasbro action figure.
During Tooley’s time at Relativity, its Single Picture Films division has earned recognition with a multitude of Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominations for such films as: The Fighter, Brothers, and Nine. In 2009, Tooley was also honored by the Ischia Global Film Festival as Executive of the Year.
Prior to joining Relativity, Tooley served as CEO of Tooley Productions where he independently produced television shows and feature films including Shadowboxer, starring Oscar®- winner Helen Mirren and Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels (Precious), as well as the critically-acclaimed Felon, directed by Ric Roman Waugh.
In 1999, Tooley established the production company, Newman/Tooley Films, with then producing partner Vincent Newman. Over the next seven years, the duo produced a successful slate of both independent and studio movies, working with the top talent in Hollywood. Described by “Fade In” magazine in their top 100 people of Hollywood Issue as the “rarest of combinations,” Tooley was able to consistently produce commercial films, package A-list talent and deliver films on budget and on schedule.
Tooley began his producing career as a creative executive at Interlight Pictures. He received his B.A. from the University of California Santa Barbara.