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STX’s Sophie Watts: “Money Is Not The Issue” But Good Ideas Are – Produced By | Deadline

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 30:  President of STX Entertainment Sophie Watts speaks at the 7th Annual Produced By Conference at Param
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 30: President of STX Entertainment Sophie Watts speaks at the 7th Annual Produced By Conference at Paramount Studios on May 30, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

A star was discovered if not born at Saturday’s Produced By Conference. When the afternoon panel on the state of film financing was over, Sophie Watts was mobbed by audience members hoping to get a chance to speak to her directly, and many of them did, one after another, until organizers cleared the room. Watts, the president of STX Entertainment, wowed the crowd with her energy, optimism, and vision for great things to come, her head bobbing as fast as she talked about “weaponizing talent to mobilize ideas.”

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