The successful and ambitious Robert Simonds is the chairman and the CEO of STX Entertainment. In four years, Robert along with his co-founder and an incredibly talented team has been successful in turning STX Entertainment into a $3.5 billion company.
Born in Phoenix, Arizona, he graduated from Yale University. Robert Simonds Jr. and Anne Biondi – The New York Times reports got married in 1999, and the family now resides in Los Angeles with their son and four daughters.
Before taking over the reins of STX entertainment, Robert Simonds has decades of experience in film production. He has been instrumental in producing some of the greatest hits of the 90’s and the first decade of the millennium before starting STX. Some of his most well-received films at box office include Problem Child, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Just Married, Cheaper by the dozen, The Shaggy Dog, This Means War and the list is quite exhaustive. His productions over the years have gathered billions at the box-office which further goes to prove that he is amongst the best in business in the film industry today.
In his prolific and illustrious career, he has worked with some of the greatest stars of Hollywood like Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, John Travolta, Steve Martin, Ashton Kutcher, Jackie Chan, Reese Witherspoon to name a few.
He is a true visionary in the sense that he aims to bridge the gap between the two most vibrant entertainment industries in the world: China and the U.S.A. His goal is a cross-platform expansion into emerging global markets that value premium quality content. He understands the pulse of the audience the market gaps and aims to address this demand through STX Entertainment.
His guiding principle focuses on the production of talent-driven, mid-budget motion pictures which present the greatest opportunity in the current movie marketplace. Under his leadership, STX is also expanding into television and international operations, and adding high-quality, full-scale capabilities across music and digital, including short-form, app-based and virtual reality/immersive entertainment.
STX Entertainment is an epitome of his entrepreneurial spirit, that proves that no mountain is too high to climb if you have a clear vision along with a great team that loves what they do with passion and determination.
STX’s success is also due to the vast and diverse experience that Robert Simonds brings to the table. His business acumen coupled with his knack to understand the entertainment industry gives him an edge in the business thus ensuring that he makes the right deals that will not only earn profits but will be well liked by the masses. This makes STX Entertainment a studio to watch out for because we can expect some great productions are happening and gracing the screens be it silver or your mobile, under this banner.