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December 24, 2013

'42' producer, Tull, to join HOF Board of Directors

Cooperstown Crier

---- — Legendary Entertainment CEO Thomas Tull was elected to the Board of Directors for the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Thursday.

“I am very happy that Thomas has agreed to join the Board of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum,” said Jane Forbes Clark, Chairman of the Cooperstown shrine in a media release sent by the Hall. “He has such a great passion for baseball history and for the Museum, and it has continued to grow since his childhood in central New York.”

The Hall’s board now has 16 members.

Legendary Entertainment serves as a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions. Tull also founded Legendary East, an entertainment company with offices in Beijing and Hong Kong that is dedicated to creating feature film and related content.

In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $8 billion worldwide at the box office. In addition to producing the recent box office hit Pacific Rim, Tull and Legendary are behind some of the biggest blockbusters of all time, including The Dark Knight franchise and The Hangover franchise.

Tull also brought to the screen the critically-acclaimed Jackie Robinson biopic 42, which was also screened at the White House in 2013. Legendary Pictures announced plans to produce Lombardi, a biopic of famed Green Bay Packer coach Vince Lombardi.

Tull serves on the Board of Directors of Hamilton College, his alma mater, and Carnegie Mellon University. He also serves on the board of the San Diego Zoo and is part of the six-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers ownership group where he also holds a board seat.

In addition to Clark, the Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors also includes Vice Chairman Joe Morgan, along with four Hall of Famers -- Phil Niekro, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson and Tom Seaver. Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig; major league owners Bill DeWitt Jr. (St. Louis), David Glass (Kansas City) and Jerry Reinsdorf (Chicago White Sox); former MLB President Paul Beeston, minor league owner Bill Gladstone (Tri-City Valley Cats), long-time sports executive Dr. Harvey Schiller, Kevin Moore, president of the Clark Estates, Inc. and former Hall of Fame Chairman Ed Stack round out the list of Directors.