The former Fox executive will begin her new role at the studio from July 20.
Former 20th Century Fox film executive Emma Watts has been appointed President of Paramount’s Motion Picture Group and will replace Wyck Godfrey in the role, the studio announced on Tuesday.
Watts replaces Wyck Godfrey, who will exit Paramount and transition back to producing film and TV. Watts starts from July 20 and will report directly to studio chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos.
Under the new role, Watts will oversee the studio’s film operations from development all the way up to release, including Paramount Pictures and the indie division Paramount Players, and supervise casting, physical production, post production and music.
Commenting on her new role, Watts said: “I look forward to working alongside Jim and the rest of the talented Paramount team to continue creating an environment that not only provides stability and confidence within the industry but also empowers the creative community to do their very best work.”
Watts has over 20 years of experience and is best known for films like Night at the Museum, The Greatest Showman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Martian, Deadpool, Logan, Avatar and Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film West Side Story.