Stacey Snider

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Stacey Snider "is a principal partner, as well as Co-Chairman and CEO of DreamWorks Studios, where she oversees the creative and financial aspects of all film development and production as well as the company’s business strategy. Snider joined DreamWorks in March 2006 and since then has overseen such films as “Dreamgirls,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Tropic Thunder,” and “Revolutionary Road.”

"Prior to joining DreamWorks, Snider served as Chairman of Universal Pictures where she oversaw all domestic and international business units of Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Home Video, and Universal Pictures Franchise Development, including production, distribution, marketing as well as acquisitions, strategic planning, finance, and business development.

"She originally joined Universal Pictures in December 1996 as Co-President of Production and was promoted to head of production in April 1998. Later that year, she was named President of Production, then Co-Chairman, and in 1999 she was promoted to Chairman.

"During her tenure at Universal, Snider experienced remarkable success with a consistent output of films that were both domestic and international box-office hits, while garnering wide critical praise. Some of the franchises she originated and oversaw include “The Bourne” series, “The Mummy” series, the “American Pie” series, “The Fast and the Furious” series, and “Meet the Parents” and “Meet the Fockers.” "Erin Brockovich," “Seabiscuit, "Ray," “Lost in Translation,” and “Brokeback Mountain” were among the films that won critical and Academy Award recognition.

"Before she came to Universal, Snider was President of TriStar Pictures. She came to Tri-Star following her position as Executive Vice-President of Guber Peters Entertainment.

"In addition to her many professional achievements, Snider currently serves on the boards of City Year, a national youth service organization, the Special Olympics of Southern California by whom she has been honored, and the American Film Institute. In 2004, the American Jewish Committee honored Snider with the Dorothy and Sherrill C. Corwain Human Relations Award for her professional and civic endeavors that have helped to promote tolerance and understanding.

"She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and UCLA Law School and resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Gary Jones, and their two daughters." [1]

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  1. Stacey Snider, DreamWorks Studios, accessed November 17, 2010.