"In the 40 years I’ve been [in the business], there’s never been more than 10 people at any given time who can put a movie together who have the taste for material, getting the right director and cast, knowing what budget makes sense," says Roth, 66. He doesn’t count himself in that number, but he doesn’t have to. Whether as an exec at Fox or Disney, as head of his own Revolution Studios (from 2000 to 2007) or now as a truly independent producer (with projects in the works at Disney, Universal and Sony), he’s figured out the formula. His hits have ranged from the $12 million faith-based breakout Heaven Is for Real, which grossed $101 million worldwide, to Disney’s epic fantasy Alice in Wonderland, which passed the $1 billion mark. Most recently, he helped Paula Weinstein and Brian Grazer assemble Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea. He’s got an Alice sequel coming in May 2016, and he’s about to start shooting The Huntsman, a prequel of sorts to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman.