Stacey Snider, former prexy of production for TriStar Pictures under Marc Platt, was officially reunited with her old boss Thursday when she was named co-president of production for Universal Pictures, as had been expected for the last two months.
Despite the title, Snider will still report to Platt, who is president of production for U.
The move had been in the works ever since Platt left TriStar this summer and moved over to U after former U president Hal Lieberman set up a production deal with Universal.
It further indicates what some are calling the TriStar-ization of Universal. Platt, Snider and U exec VP Kevin Misher were all former TriStar execs who moved in the last two years to U’s ranks.
Additionally, TriStar senior VP Amy Baer had been in discussions to follow Platt and Snider to U, but just re-upped with TriStar as an exec VP. (See related story on page 5.)
Snider’s job will take effect Jan. 6. She said she was looking forward to hooking back up with Platt, with whom she has worked for five years.
“We’ll work together as a team. We’ll throw in for the common good. We want to continue the kind of strong working relationship we had before,” Snider said.
Platt added: “It just works. It’s seamless. It’s one of those great working relationships. And in the process, we have a lot of fun.”
At TriStar, Snider was responsible for such pics as “Jumanji,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” “Philadelphia,” “Legends of the Fall” and the current release “The Mirror Has Two Faces.”
She also oversaw production of TriStar’s current crop of pics, including “Jerry Maguire,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding” and “Old Friends.”
Before joining TriStar, Snider was an exec VP of Guber-Peters Entertainment Co., where she supervised “Single White Female” and helped acquire “Remains of the Day.”