381: From Producing Batman to Investing in AI with Thomas Tull of Legendary Pictures


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Thomas Tull didn’t know anything about Hollywood when he started Legendary Pictures. However, he did know how to build a financial model and reach the untapped market of comic book fans. Legendary Pictures has produced films such as The Dark Knight, The Hangover, and 300. Under Thomas' leadership, they became a disruptor in the film industry by focusing on a global distribution strategy.

After selling Legendary in 2016, Thomas started Tulco LLC, a holding company that invests in artificial intelligence and technology solutions.

Listen to Nathan Chan chat with Thomas about:

  • His origin story as a local laundromat owner
  • Raising half a billion dollars to launch Legendary Pictures
  • Working with directors Christopher Nolan, Zack Synder, and Todd Phillips
  • The portfolio theory of building a sustainable production company
  • The feeling of creating a product that becomes part of the lexicon
  • Behind the sale of Legendary Pictures to Chinese-company Wanda Group
  • His strategy for selecting partners to invest in

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