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Emma Watts

Vice Chairman & President of Production at 20th Century Fox Film

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Emma Watts, 44, is president of production at film studio 20th Century Fox, a position she's held since 2009. Under Chairman and Chief Executive Jim Gianopulos, the studio is coming off a strong run of box-office winners, including "Gone Girl," "The Maze Runner" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

Watts was born in England and emigrated to Vancouver, Canada, when she was five. She moved to the U.S. to study English literature at UCLA. After college, she got her first job as a production assistant at Herb Ritts' photography studio, followed by a gig at Def Pictures, the production company of hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons.

Major studios need franchises, and Watts' successes have included the rekindling of the "Planet of the Apes" and "X-Men" series. "X-Men: First Class" introduced a new cast in 2011, followed by this year's "X-Men: Days of Future Past." For the latter, she brought back director Bryan Singer of the first "X-Men" movie from 2000. She put Matt Reeves at the helm of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." This summer's "Apes" movie has touched the $700-million mark worldwide, while "X-Men" grossed even more. "Once you have those two juggernauts working the way they have, then it's about all the chances you can take to build new franchises," Watts said. The studio has "Exodus: Gods and Kings" and the next "Night at the Museum" installment still to come this year.

Her biggest accomplishment, she says, is juggling her family and her career. The mother of three said having kids makes her better at her job. "This division is supposed to make 12 movies a year, and I think you can get burnt out and jaded and your work suffers," she said. "But you need to stay connected emotionally, and my family demands that. They won't tolerate anything less than that."

Her work and family take up most of her time, but she says she likes to clear her head and keep healthy with morning runs and occasional yoga sessions. She and her husband sometimes take mountain biking trips and go hiking with their children.

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Emma Watts

Vice Chairman & President of Production at 20th Century Fox Film

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Emma Watts Biography

Emma Watts, 44, is president of production at film studio 20th Century Fox, a position she's held since 2009. Under Chairman and Chief Executive Jim Gianopulos, the studio is coming off a strong run of box-office winners, including "Gone Girl," "The Maze Runner" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

Watts was born in England and emigrated to Vancouver, Canada, when she was five. She moved to the U.S. to study English literature at UCLA. After college, she got her first job as a production assistant at Herb Ritts' photography studio, followed by a gig at Def Pictures, the production company of hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons.

Major studios need franchises, and Watts' successes have included the rekindling of the "Planet of the Apes" and "X-Men" series. "X-Men: First Class" introduced a new cast in 2011, followed by this year's "X-Men: Days of Future Past." For the latter, she brought back director Bryan Singer of the first "X-Men" movie from 2000. She put Matt Reeves at the helm of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." This summer's "Apes" movie has touched the $700-million mark worldwide, while "X-Men" grossed even more. "Once you have those two juggernauts working the way they have, then it's about all the chances you can take to build new franchises," Watts said. The studio has "Exodus: Gods and Kings" and the next "Night at the Museum" installment still to come this year.

Her biggest accomplishment, she says, is juggling her family and her career. The mother of three said having kids makes her better at her job. "This division is supposed to make 12 movies a year, and I think you can get burnt out and jaded and your work suffers," she said. "But you need to stay connected emotionally, and my family demands that. They won't tolerate anything less than that."

Her work and family take up most of her time, but she says she likes to clear her head and keep healthy with morning runs and occasional yoga sessions. She and her husband sometimes take mountain biking trips and go hiking with their children.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Emma Watts for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Emma Watts, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Emma Watts or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Emma Watts?

    Booking fees for Emma Watts, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Emma Watts, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Emma Watts?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Emma Watts for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Emma Watts for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Emma Watts or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Emma Watts or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Emma Watts is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Emma Watts for your event is available upon request. Emma Watts generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kathleen Kennedy, Dana Walden, Donna Langley, Karen Dufilho and Keli Lee. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Emma Watts for an upcoming event.

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