Steve Tisch is a partner at Escape Artists Productions and is the Chairman and Executive Vice President of the New York Football Giants, the only person with both an Academy Award and a Super Bowl ring. Steve won a Best Picture Oscar as a producer of Forrest Gump in 1994, and has received two Super Bowl rings as Chairman of the Giants, who won Super Bowls XLII and XLVI.
Steve is one of the most successful producers in the motion picture industry. Three decades ago he produced the sleeper hit, Risky Business, helping launch Tom Cruise’s career. His more recent credits with Escape Artists include The Pursuit of Happyness, The Weather Man, Seven Pounds, Knowing, The Taking of Pelham 123, The Back-Up Plan, and Hope Springs. Steve’s next project, Sex Tape, directed by Jake Kasdan and starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel, will be released on July 25, 2014. Next up on the slate is The Equalizer, directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Denzel Washington, which will be released on September 26, 2014. Tisch currently has one other film in post-production: The Business Trip, directed by Ken Scott and starring Vince Vaughn, which will be released in 2015. Escape Artists is currently prepping for their next production, Southpaw, directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
Steve has been involved with the New York Giants since his father, Preston Robert Tisch, purchased 50 percent of the franchise in 1991. In 2005, Steve was named Executive Vice President, and with the passing of his father, he assumed the additional title of Chairman. Steve worked closely with John Mara, President & CEO of the Giants, on the planning and construction of MetLife Stadium, which was completed in the spring of 2010 and ranked as the number one grossing stadium in the world in 2012. Tisch and Mara were named Best NFL Owners by Forbes in 2011. Steve also helped win the successful bid to bring Super Bowl XLVIII to MetLife Stadium in February 2014.
Steve has long been a leader in the philanthropic sector and generously contributes his time and resources to a variety of organizations including The Epilepsy Foundation, Women’s Cancer Research Foundation and The Simon Wiesenthal Center. He is on the Board of Trustees of The Geffen Theatre in Los Angeles, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Cancer Center at Duke University. He is the naming benefactor of the new sports and fitness center at his alma mater, Tufts University.