Stacey Snider is a Jewish American motion picture industry executive.
From 1999 until 2006 she chaired Universal Pictures. Her job responsibilities included marketing, production and
domestic distribution. In 2002, the Hollywood
Reporter named Snider the second most powerful woman in the entertainment
A University of Pennsylvania graduate, Snider also graduated with a
law degree from UCLA in 1985. After graduation she began working in
the mail room at the Triad Agency and soon became the assistant at Simpson-Bruckheimer
Productions. Later she moved on to become director of development and,
ultimately, Executive Vice President at Guber-Peters Entertainment Company
(GPEC). In 1992, she became president of TriStar Pictures and was in
charge of films such as Sleepless in Seattle, Philadelphia, Jumanjii, and Legends of the Fall.
She is credited with Universal Pictures' all-time domestic and international
box office records. Movies under her tenure include: The Mummy,
which brought in revenue of $400 million worldwide; Life, which
brought in $100 million; and Patch Adams, which grossed $200
million worldwide. Snider has also been involved in Beacon Pictures' End of Days with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jersey Films' Man on
the Moon, and Norman Jewison's The Hurricane with Denzel
Since 2006 Snider has co-chaired and served as CEO of DreamWorks.
Snider lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and two children.
Sources: The Jerusalem
Report, (November 4, 2002) and UCLA