Stacey Snider is the Chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox Film (Fox), one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures. The production divisions include Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios, Fox International Productions and Fox Searchlight Pictures. The studio has annual revenue in excess of $8 billion and operates in more than 100 countries worldwide.
Snider, who has served as the film studio’s Co-Chairman since November 2014, was promoted into this current position on September 1, 2016. In this role, she oversees all areas of the studio, including the company’s five production divisions, global marketing and distribution and home entertainment
The Studio’s recent releases include the blockbusters The Martian and Deadpool. Earlier this year, Fox was honored with an industry-leading 30 Oscar nominations, led by The Revenant, The Martian and Brooklyn.
Fox’s upcoming slate includes director Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, based on the best-selling novel; Rules Don’t Apply, from Academy Award-winning director Warren Beatty, who also stars; Assassin’s Creed, starring and produced by Michael Fassbender, based upon the global phenomenon; Why Him? a holiday comedy starring James Franco and Bryan Cranston; Hidden Figures, the incredible true story of three visionary woman who crossed all race and gender lines to inspire a generation to dream big; director Gore Verbinski’s horror-thriller A Cure For Wellness; Hugh Jackman in the as-yet-Untitled Wolverine; and a new chapter in the Studio’s acclaimed, blockbuster Planet of the Apes franchise, War for the Planet of the Apes, directed by Matt Reeves.
Snider joined Fox after eight years as CEO and co-Chairman of DreamWorks Studios, where she was a partner with Steven Spielberg. Snider oversaw creative and financial aspects of all film development and production for the studio including a wide range of commercially successful and critically acclaimed films. Among the many highlights of her tenure there are Lincoln, co-produced with 20th Century Fox, directed by Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of the 16th President of the United States; The Help, for which Octavia Spencer won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress; director Clint Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima, both nominated for multiple Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director; Dreamgirls, which garnered eight Academy Award nominations; the Oscar-nominated War Horse; the Golden-Globe nominated The Hundred-Foot Journey; and the musical Sweeney Todd, which was nominated for three Oscars. Snider also oversaw the box-office hits Tropic Thunder, Transformers and Eagle Eye.
Prior to joining DreamWorks in 2006, Snider served as chairman of Universal Pictures, where, during her tenure running the studio she experienced notable success with a consistent output of films that were global box-office hits, while garnering wide critical praise. Erin Brockovich, A Beautiful Mind, Seabiscuit, Ray, Lost in Translation, and Brokeback Mountain were among the films that won critical and Academy Award recognition. 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 the Meet the Parents series.
Before she came to Universal, Snider was president of TriStar Pictures, where she worked on such films as Jerry Maguire, Sleepless in Seattle, As Good As It Gets and Philadelphia. She came to Tri-Star following her position as executive vice president of Guber Peters Entertainment.
Snider currently serves on the boards of City Year, UCLA School of Law, Harvard-Westlake School, and The Trustees Council of Penn Woman at the University of Pennsylvania.
She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and UCLA Law School and resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Gary Jones, and her two daughters.