Magazine article Screen International

Emma Watts Named Twentieth Century Fox Film Vice-Chairman

Magazine article Screen International

Emma Watts Named Twentieth Century Fox Film Vice-Chairman

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Watts will continue to serve a president of production, a role she has held since 2007, and continues to report to Snider.

She will now oversee a restructured group that brings together all of Twentieth Century Fox's films and include physical production, post-production, visual effects and music.

Fox Animation will continue to be led by president Vanessa Morrison, who will now report to Snider and Watts.

Fox International Productions president Tomas Jegeus will now report to Watts and Andrew Cripps, the studio's new president of international distribution.

Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox 2000 will continue to report to Snider, as will the studio's marketing, distribution and other functional departments.

"Emma's work over the past 20 years speaks for itself - she's simply the best in the industry," said Snider. "On a personal level, I am thrilled to have her in this new role, one that not only enables us to work more closely together, but also expands her scope so we as a company can take full advantage of her talents as we tackle all the opportunities that lie ahead. …

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