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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