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Fox confirms Emma Watts as production president

November 12, 2009 |  6:19 pm

Emma Watts Twentieth Century Fox has confirmed the widely expected promotion of studio veteran Emma Watts to president of production.

For two years Watts had shared the job with Alex Young, who left last month to become a producer at the News Corp.-owned studio. Watts' contract has been extended for a few years.

Watts joined Fox in 1998 as a creative executive, working her way up to executive vice president and then co-president. Earlier in her career, she worked at production companies founded by director Oliver Stone and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons.

The 11-year Fox veteran is currently overseeing such movies as "Date Night," starring Tina Fey and Steve Carell; the family comedy "Tooth Fairy," headlined by Dwayne Johnson; and Oliver Stone's "Wall Street 2," teaming Michael Douglas and Shia LaBeouf.

-- Claudia Eller

Photo: Emma Watts. Credit: Twentieth Century Fox