Stacey Snider is a renowned entertainment industry leader having served atop studios such as 20th Century Fox, Dreamworks and Universal with a commitment to supporting talent, filmmakers and stories. In October 2019, Snider joined forces with Elisabeth Murdoch and Jane Featherstone to found SISTER. Prior to founding SISTER, Snider served as Chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox from June 2017 until its acquisition by Disney in April 2019. Before that, she served as the Co-Chairman/CEO of DreamWorks, and from 1999 to 2006, she was Chairman of Universal Pictures.
During her tenure at Fox, Snider greenlit and supported award-winning commercial hit films including Bohemian Rhapsody, Logan, and The Greatest Showman, and helped initiate global franchises such as The Fast and the Furious and The Bourne Identity series. Snider’s long-time collaboration with Steven Spielberg generated a host of multi-award winning titles including The Post, Munich, Lincoln and West Side Story.
WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF PERFECT JOY?
Book, blanket, tea, er….wine.
WHICH TALENT WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE?
Any talent that I didn’t know in advance that I’d be good at. In other words, I'd love to be more adventurous and try new activities that would be challenging for me or which I’d look foolish learning. I’ve pretty much limited myself to things I mastered by 15.
WHAT [MOVIE, TV SERIES] DO YOU WISH YOU’D MADE?
I think it’s perfect; and during its’ run, I surrendered to superfandom and bought and wore “merch”, (tee shirts, jumpers, mugs etc) attended “cons” (conventions) and gauged my friendships based on their enthusiasm for Mr. White, Jesse and the gang.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
A hostess and waitress at the Phila., PA fine dining establishment, Corned Beef Academy. More a “cleaned up” deli than a restaurant, it nonetheless provided a great experience; and I still benefit from the lessons I learned there.
WHAT MOVIE HAVE YOU WATCHED THE MOST TIMES?
Sunset Boulevard, and just about all film noir from the period up to Touch of Evil. I love a dark story; and feel like I was born in the wrong era.