During her tenure, STX grew from a start-up into a multi-billion dollar media company that includes several studios, securing capital from investors including private equity firms TPG and China-based Hony Capital; Tencent, the Chinese internet giant; and PCCW, the global telecommunications provider.
Under her guidance, STXfilms developed and released 18 movies, including the U.S./China co-production “The Foreigner” with Jackie Chan, “A Bad Moms Christmas,” and “Molly’s Game,” by Academy Award-winning writer/director Aaron Sorkin. On the TV front, STXtv announced “Valley of The Boom” which will premiere globally on NatGeo. STX's VR division inked deals with Horizon Media, the largest private media agency, to become its exclusive VR and 360 content provider, and recently became the only VR company to be given a dedicated channel on the Google Daydream platform.
Watts is a judge for the Business Innovation Awards sponsored by the UK Department of Trade & Investment, and for BAFTA LA’s Student Film Awards. She was named one of Hollywood’s Top Dealmakers by Variety, listed in Fortune magazine’s 40 under 40, and featured in both Variety’s Power of Women report and Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100. She has been recognized by the National Diversity Council as one of the “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Entertainment,” and described as one of Hollywood’s “next-to-know…heavy hitters" by ELLE.
Hank’s passion in the film industry is focused on testing the limits of filmmaking, getting exposure for innovative concepts, and working consistently to elevate the medium, so that film can continue it’s role as humanities’ storytelling paragon into the 21st century.
Jason was born in Dallas, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin receiving a B.A in economics in 1994. Jason received his law degree from Vermont Law School in 1997.