Anthony Thomopoulos Businessperson

Anthony D. Thomopoulos, is a well known in the motion picture and television industries for his innovation and achievements. Thomopoulos spent 12 years of his career at ABC, moving progressively from Vice President of Prime Time Programs, to President of ABC Entertainment, to President of ABC Broadcast Group. The son of Greek immigrants, he grew up in the Bronx. His dad owned a restaurant, young Tony was raised in the Greek Orthodox Church. After a high school aptitude test marked Thomopoulos as a potential diplomat, he applied to Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. But while at the Washington university, he got interested in business instead. His first job out of college was as a mail clerk at NBC's New York headquarters. He rose rapidly from there into senior marketing jobs. His big break came in 1973, when Barry Diller hired him on at ABC to oversee prime-time programming. He was president of the entire broadcast group when he left the company in 1985 to become chairman of United Artists Pictures and supervise such productions as: Rain Man, Betrayed, Child's Play, Baby Boom, and James Bond XV.

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United States of America
Places lived
The Bronx , New York
pop. 1,418,733 (2013)




1. Georgetown University Colleges/University

Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown's main campus, located in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, is noted for Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark in the Romanesque revival style. Georgetown operates a law center on Capitol Hill and auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

Institution info

Type Private university
2013. 1.29 bil. $
2010. 1.01 bil. $
Institution colors
January 23rd, 1789
37th and O St NW, 20057 - Washington, D.C., United States of America
2012. 7,552
2011. 7,590
2010. 7,579
2009. 7,196
2012. 9,805
2011. 9,540
2010. 9,358
Acceptance rate
2012. 17.0 %
2011. 18.1 %
2010. 20.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 44.3 K $
2010. 39.8 K $
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Movies produced

Title Year Budget Awards Co-producers Directors Writers External resources
Striking Distance
1993 USD 30M
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