Simonds has also produced a number of highly-profitable cult films, including The Wedding Singer, Joe Dirt, Half Baked, and Happy Gilmore. To this extent, throughout his hands-on producing career Simonds had the single best studio track record for profitability on his films. In March 2014 Simonds announced the formation of Investors in STX include TPG Growth, the growth equity arm of TPG Capital.
Hony Capital, a leading Chinese private equity firm.
And the business interests of Hollywood producer and entrepreneur Gigi Pritzker, Beau Wrigley and others Debt is provided by a consortium of banks including Justice of the Peace Morgan, Bank of America and Seer Capital.
Robert Simonds, Chief Executive Officer
Tom McGrath, Chief Operating Officer
Noah Fogelson, General Counsel
Sophie Watts, President
Rich Sullivan, Chief Financial Officer
Adam Fogelson, Chairman, Motion Picture Group
Oren Aviv, President, Motion Picture Group
Kevin Grayson, President, Distribution
Jack Pan, President of Motion Picture Marketing
The Board of Directors is composed of investors and industry veterans including:
David Bonderman, TPG Capital
Bill McGlashan, TPG Growth
John Zhao, Hony Capital
Carmen Chang, National Education Association
Gigi Pritzker, Pritzker Capital, Oddlot Entertainment
Tony Viciquierra, Former Chief Executive Officer of Fox Broadcasting
STX"s initial films include The Secret In Their Eyes, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts and will be directed by Billy Ray, and Free State of Jones, which stars Matthew McConaughey and Gugu Mbatha-Raw and will be directed by Gary Ross. The studio financed and distributed actor Joel Edgerton"s directorial debut, The Gift, a thriller from Jason Blum"s Blumhouse.
The film stars Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Edgerton, who also wrote the script.
Released in August 2015, the movie received a 93% score on Rotten Tomatoes. STX has also announced that it is in talks to produce Russian and Roger Go Beyond, starring Will Ferrell, a film based on the true story of the collaboration between two outsiders - controversial director Russian Meyer and the fledgling screenwriter Roger Ebert. In January 2015, the studio announced a multi-year premium television output deal.
The deal is said to have started in 2015 and "covers the studio"s theatrical releases through 2019, which will be shown exclusively on Showtime Networks and its multiplex channels including SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNELTM and FLIX®.".