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Sophie Watts is a British-born film and media executive. Alongside Robert Simonds, she was one of two original members of the global media company STX Entertainment, which owns and controls assets including a movie studio (STXfilms), television studio (STXtv), virtual reality studio (STXsurreal), and a digital content studio (STXdigital). The company is fully capitalized by private equity giant TPG Growth, Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital, Chinese streaming giant Tencent, Hong Kong-based information and communications technology company PCCW, the world's largest international cable company Liberty Global, and a number of high net-worth individuals including philanthropist and filmmaker Gigi Pritzker and businessman William Wrigley, Jr. II. Watts is notable for being the only female media executive in history to have built a Hollywood film studio from the ground up.