Robert Simonds is an American film producer, entrepreneur, and the founder, chairman, and CEO of STX Entertainment. Before STX Entertainment, Robert has decades of experience in Hollywood as a film producer where his business ventures have delivered successful hits and made billions at the box-office. Based on his producing credits spanning nearly two decades in Hollywood, Simonds has had the single best studio track record for profitability on his films.
The vision for the future:
His business acumen and approach to entertainment and media are respected across the industry. Making use of his abundant experience his approach is very futuristic as he believes genuinely in the future of entertainment. STX is also expanding into television and international operations, and even becoming fully functional across various other domains by adding high-quality, full-scale capabilities across music, digital, short-form, app-based and virtual reality/immersive entertainment. Hence becoming a truly integrated digital media and entertainment company.
He is a true visionary, with an ambitious goal to bridge the gap between the completely different yet the two most vibrant entertainment industries in the world: China and the U.S.A. Apart from this, STX also wants to venture into cross-platform expansion into emerging global markets that values global premium quality content. He understands the growing demands of the audience aims at addressing these market gaps through STX.
The recognition and accolades that Robert Simonds has received over the years prove his credibility and also the influence he has had on the industry.
In 2014, Variety magazine featured Simonds as one of Hollywood’s top dealmakers in “Dealmakers Impact Report” for his work at STX Entertainment.
The Hollywood Reporter also awarded Robert Simonds as one of the “100 Most Powerful People in Entertainment” in their first and second annual rankings in 2016 and 2017.
Variety magazine in 2017, featured Simonds on their first annual “Variety500: Entertainment Leaders and Icons” list, an index of the most influential business leaders across the globe, $2 trillion entertainment industry.
All these awards add feathers to his cap of being a highly successful producer, entrepreneur, and founder.
Robert Simonds Jr. also known as Bob Simonds is the son of Robert Bruce Simonds, Sr., a businessman. He was born in 1964 in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a graduate of Yale with a degree in philosophy. Bob Simonds Jr., Anne Biondi – The New York times reports got married in 1999 and now reside in Los Angeles, California with their son and four daughters. Anne Biondi is the daughter of Carol and Frank J. Biondi Jr. of Los Angeles.
The 21st century is seeing a radical shift in how netizens approach media and entertainment. As consumption patterns change, the new age media companies will have to find exciting ways to reach this demographic.
STX here is a pioneer as it is the first-of-its-kind and hence will set benchmarks for others to follow which we look forward to.