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Robert Simonds is an American film producer, entrepreneur and CEO of STX Entertainment, which creates, produces, distributes, finances and markets film (as STXfilms), television (as STXtelevision), digital media (as STXdigital), and live events and virtual reality (as STXsurreal). His company bridges the gap between China and the US, with additional partnerships around the globe (as STXinternational). According to The Wall Street Journal, in its first four years, Simonds more than tripled the company’s valuation to an estimated US$3.5 billion.
Robert Simonds Biography
Robert Simonds attended Yale University where he graduated by getting a B.A degree.
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Robert Simonds Age
Robert Simonds was born in 1964 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States.
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Robert Simonds is married to Anne with whom he lives with in Los Angeles.
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The couple has a son and four daughters.
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Robert Simonds Net worth
Robert Simonds owns several business which earns him more money to stand up his business and movies. He said: “We will spend $750 million this year in making, marketing and distributing movies. We will spend $950 million next year and between $1.15 and $1.25 billion in 2017 has an estimated net worth of $1 billion.
Robert Simonds Producing
From 1990 to 2012, Robert Simonds produced over 30 Hollywood studio films, including the Adam Sandler films of Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, Big Daddy and The Waterboy; Cheaper by the Dozen and The Pink Panther starring Steve Martin; and This Means War with Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hardy. Simonds has also produced a number of highly-profitable cult films, including Joe Dirt and Half Baked. He got a based producing credits, which has cost him to a get a single best studio track record for profitability on his films.
Robert Simonds STX Entertainment company
In 2012, Simonds and Bill McGlashan, founder and managing partner of private equity firm TPG Growth, began conceptualizing and building a film, television and multimedia company that would make, market and distribute star-driven, commercial content to be distributed worldwide. In 2014, STX Entertainment was formally launched with financing led by TPG Growth, and the company later secured investments from Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital and other individuals including Gigi Pritzker and William “Beau” Wrigley, Jr. II.
Serving as chairman and CEO of STX, Simonds hired entertainment industry veterans to build his executive team including former Viacom Entertainment Group COO Thomas B. McGrath and former CEO of Crest Animation Noah Fogelson. Former Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson and former Disney and Fox production and marketing chief Oren Aviv soon followed. Discovery Communications’ former CFO Andrew Warren and former Paramount Pictures and Condé Nast communications head Patricia Röckenwagner later joined the executive team.
The company has multiple divisions: film (STXfilms), which includes animation and family content; television (STXtelevision), which includes scripted and unscripted content; and digital media (STXdigital), which includes live events and virtual reality (STXsurreal); along with an international partnership and distribution arm headquartered in London (STXinternational).
In 2016, the company received additional investment from Chinese Internet company Tencent and Hong Kong-based telecommunications company PCCW, and East West Bank’s chairman and CEO Dominic Ng. In 2017, the world’s largest international television and broadband company Liberty Global invested an undisclosed amount in the company. Funds from that round of financing will be used to continue to build STX Entertainment’s TV division, further expand internationally and potentially make acquisitions.
STX Entertainment’s Board of Directors is composed of investors and industry veterans including: Simonds, McGlashan, David Bonderman (founding partner of TPG Capital), John Zhao (CEO of Hony Capital), Gigi Pritzker (founder of MWM Studios), Janice Lee (managing director of PCCW Media Group), Tracy Cui (managing director of Hony Capital), Frank Biondi (former president and CEO of Viacom and former chairman and CEO of Universal Studios; senior managing director of WaterView Advisors), Dominic Ng (chairman and CEO of East West Bank), Carmen Chang (chairman of New Enterprise Associates), and Bruce Mann (chief programming officer of Liberty Global).
The STXfilms was launched on the film division of STX focused on its efforts on creating a new model. Rather than pursuing the traditional distribution process, the company secured direct distribution agreements with North American theater chains AMC, Regal, Cinemark, Goodrich, Marcus Theatres and Carmike Cinemas. In early 2015, the company signed a multi-year television output agreement to release films exclusively to Showtime Networks and its multiplex channels Showtime, TMC and Flix, covering STX theatrical releases through 2019.
In April 2015, the company entered a multi-year partnership with Universal Studios Home Entertainment for Universal to handle marketing, sales and distribution services for Blu-ray, DVD and VOD platforms for STX theatrical titles in North America. That same month, STXfilms closed a three-year slate deal with Huayi Brothers, one of China’s largest film studios, enabling the companies to co-produce and co-distribute 12 to 15 films annually.
In 2015, STXfilms acquired its first film at the Toronto International Film Festival, purchasing the worldwide rights to Hardcore Henry for $10 million USD. In January 2017, STXfilms signed a three-year marketing and distribution agreement with Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp Films USA to release their upcoming slate of films.
STXfilms has announced The Happytime Murders starring Melissa McCarthy; an untitled romantic comedy developed by and starring Anne Hathaway; and Second Act, a romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez and directed by Peter Segal. The UglyDolls film will be produced by Robert Rodriguez, director of the Spy Kids film franchise, and will feature the voice of Pitbull.
In August 2016, STXdigital acquired virtual reality studio Surreal, renaming it STXsurreal. Founded in 2015, in its first year Surreal produced over 70 immersive VR experiences. On June 2017, STXsurreal announced a partnership with media services agency Horizon Media to develop and produce VR and immersive content for the brand’s new UNCVR unit.
In 2018, STXsurreal announced a slate of original projects including The Limit, a live-action, short-form series from Robert Rodriguez and starring Michelle Rodriguez; New Tricks, directed and produced by Ed Helms; and The Kiev Exchange, a spinoff of STXfilms’ Mile 22. In December 2017, it was announced that STXdigital acquired the exclusive Chinese distribution rights to Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve from Dick Clark Productions, along with the Chinese distribution rights to the 2018 Golden Globes broadcast from dcp and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
STXdigital and Tencent partnered to broadcast both shows on Tencent Video. On January 2018, the companies announced they would also co-produce a live Chinese-language Golden Globes red carpet pre-show, to air live with the telecast.
In April 2016, a dedicated international division opened. Headquartered in London, the division is led by former Film4 head David Kosse. The division launched with a slate of six films that included Andy Serkis’s directorial debut Breathe, Home Again starring Reese Witherspoon, and Wind River starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen.
Additional titles on the STXinternational slate include Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World, Morten Tyldum’s The Marsh King’s Daughter and Bart Layton’s American Animals, and titles from the main STXfilms slate.
In September 2017, it was reported that STX may be close to an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK). While based in the US, the company has numerous corporate and business relationships with China, and it has been reported that a listing on the SEHK could make it easier for Chinese companies to invest in Hollywood films.
STX was valued at $1.5 billion in 2016. In September 2017, the Wall Street Journal stated that the company could be valued at $3.5 billion after raising an additional $500 million following the IPO. On April 2018, the company announced it had filed for IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. J. P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs are STX’s sponsors for the IPO.
In 2014, he worked at STX, he was featured as one of Hollywood’s top dealmakers in Variety magazine’s Dealmakers Impact Report. The Hollywood Reporter named Simonds as one of the 100 Most Powerful People in Entertainment in their first and second annual rankings in 2016 and in 2017. In 2017, Variety featured Simonds on their first annual Variety500: Entertainment Leaders and Icons list.
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Robert Bruce Simonds, Jr. is an American film producer, entrepreneur chief executive officer (CEO) of STX Entertainment, which creates, produces, distributes, finances and markets film (as STXfilms), television (as STXtelevision) and digital media (as STXdigital), and live events and virtual reality.