Emma Watts
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United States
2018

20th Century Fox

Emma
Watts

Vice Chairman / President, Production

The Fox exec has wowed in overseeing the studio’s rebooted mega-franchises, including the “Planet of the Apes” and “X-Men” juggernauts. In her current post since February 2017, Watts added oversight of physical production, post-production, vfx and music to a portfolio that already watched over the production, story, creative and casting departments. Her successes include “Logan,” the third installment in the Wolverine franchise; David Fincher’s “Gone Girl”; and Tim Miller’s “Deadpool” films. Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” received seven Oscar nominations. Watts has been with Fox since 1997, following stints as a creative exec with Russell Simmons’ Def Jam Pictures and Oliver Stone. She’ll supervise future installments of James Cameron’s “Avatar” pics.

Career

  • GONE GIRL
  • THE MARTIAN
  • DEADPOOL 2

Education

  • University of California–Los Angeles (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Women's Impact
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Emma Watts, Elizabeth Gabler, Fox Searchlight Heads Joining Disney

Emma Watts, Elizabeth Gabler, Fox Searchlight Heads Joining Disney

The Walt Disney Co. has unveiled the team of film executives it expects to import from 20th Century Fox.Twentieth Century Fox Film vice chairman Emma Watts, Fox 2000 chief Elizabeth Gabler, and Fox Searchlight co-heads Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley will be making the move to the Mouse House. As expected, 20th Century Fox Film Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider will not join her colleagues. Snider has yet to announce future plans.In addition, Andrea Miloro and Robert Baird, the co-presidents...

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