Watts came over to Disney after the media and entertainment company acquired the TV and film entertainment assets from Fox last March for $71.3 billion. Watts had spent two decades at Fox.
“Emma has made many wonderful contributions to Fox over the past two decades, shepherding a number of memorable films to the screen,” Walt Disney Studios co-chairmen Alan Horn and Alan Bergman said in a joint statement. “We truly appreciate and thank her for her commitment and partnership in overseeing the transition in this past year and wish her the best.”
An individual familiar with Watts’ thinking told TheWrap that the executive wasn’t forced out or asked to leave, but instead realized that the culture and focus at Disney was different and that the job she was promised,