Speaker Profile- Sophie Watts

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Sophie Watts has served as President of STX Entertainment since the Company’s inception, playing an instrumental role in its formation alongside co-founder Robert Simonds.Watts was the chief architect of STX’s uniquely collaborative partnership structure and as President, is responsible for conceiving and driving forward the Company’s growth initiatives and new business development. She also oversees the Company’s recently established New Media/Digital Division. Beyond her business acumen, Watts has a diverse creative background as an award-winning film, television and video executive, and is known for her strong talent relationships; she has worked with musical artists including Beyoncé, Elton John, Madonna and Mariah Carey. She has also championed and raised financing for acclaimed and award-winning documentaries such as “Bully”.Watts was executive producer of the acclaimed NBC series “State of Affairs” and has been listed as one of Hollywood’s Top Dealmakers by Variety. She also serves as a judge for the Business Innovation Awards sponsored by the UK Department of Trade and Investment. Watts graduated with a First-Class Masters (summa cum laude) from the University of Cambridge where she specialized in economic history, focusing on the rise of Asia.