Steve Tisch is an Academy-award winning producer, partner at Escape Artists Productions, Chairman, and Co-Owner of the New York Football Giants, and a committed philanthropist.
He is the only person with both an Oscar and a Super Bowl ring, winning Best Picture for Forrest Gump in 1994, and receiving two Super Bowl rings as Chairman of the Giants for Super Bowls XLII and XLVI.
For more than four decades, Steve has successfully produced compelling stories in film and television, from the critically acclaimed television movie, The Burning Bed starring Farrah Fawcett, to Risky Business, the sleeper hit that helped launch Tom Cruise’s career. Other film credits include Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, American History X, Snatch, The Pursuit of Happyness, Seven Pounds, The Taking of Pelham 123, The Back-Up Plan, Hope Springs, The Equalizer, and Southpaw. Steve’s most recent film, “The Equalizer 2”, starring Denzel Washington, was released on July 20th.
As Chairman of the NY Giants, Steve worked closely on the planning and construction of MetLife Stadium, which was completed in the spring of 2010 and since that time has been ranked as the number one grossing stadium in the world four times. Tisch and co-owner John Mara were named Best NFL Owners by Forbes in 2011.
Tisch also generously contributes his time and resources to a variety of organizations in arts, health and education. Recognizing the value of storytelling and its ability to increase dialogue and understanding, Steve made a transformative gift to Tel Aviv University, elevating its Department of Film and Television into a full school, now named The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television. It has been ranked by The Hollywood Reporter among the top 15 international film schools for three years in a row. The school has won top prizes at film festivals around the world and is Israel’s leading institution of film and television studies. Tisch was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Tel Aviv University in 2016.
Tisch made a leadership gift to the David Geffen School of Medicine for the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program, the single largest donation from an individual to a medical center for a concussion-related initiative. The gift establishes the world’s most sophisticated research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment program for concussions and brain injuries with a particular emphasis on young athletes.
Steve is currently on the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and is a founding Trustee of The Geffen Theatre in Los Angeles. He is on the Board of Advisors of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University as well as The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University. He previously served on the board of the Sundance Institute.
Tisch resides in both Los Angeles and New York City.