Stacey Snider is a partner of DreamWorks Studios, along with Steven Spielberg, as well as its Co-Chairman and CEO. In that capacity, she oversees creative and financial aspects of all film development and production. Formed in 2009, Snider and Spielberg lead the motion picture company in partnership with The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group.
The company’s recent releases include the Academy Award winning “Lincoln,” starring Daniel Day-Lewis, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of the 16th President of the United States, and directed by Steven Spielberg. Other recent releases include “Real Steel,” starring Hugh Jackman and directed by Shawn Levy, and “The Help,” which earned over $200 million at the box office and received four Academy Award nominations with Octavia Spencer winning one for Best Supporting Actress.
Snider joined DreamWorks in 2006, after which the studio's releases included several highly acclaimed features including "Flags of Our Fathers," nominated for two Academy Awards, and "Letters from Iwo Jima," nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. Both films were directed by Clint Eastwood and co-produced by DreamWorks and Warner Bros. The studio’s other high profile releases included "Dreamgirls," which garnered eight Academy Award nominations, the most for any film of 2006, the adaptation of the international best-selling book “The Kite Runner,” and the musical "Sweeney Todd," a DreamWorks and Warner Bros. co-production, which was nominated for three Oscars. In 2007, the studio had four consecutive films open #1 at the box office, including “Norbit,” “Blades of Glory,” “Disturbia,” and “Transformers,” which alone has grossed over $700 million worldwide.
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.
During her tenure at Universal, Snider experienced notable 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” series. "Erin Brockovich," “A Beautiful Mind,” “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. During her time there she worked on such films as “Jerry Maguire,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” “As Good As It Gets” and “Philadephia.” 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 her two daughters.