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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 3 October 1957Evanston, Illinois, USA
Date of Death 4 August 2009Beverly Hills, California, USA  (pulmonary embolism)

Mini Bio (1)

Named "Hollywood's most successful spec screenwriter", Blake Snyder began his Hollywood career early in life. His father, Kenneth C.T. Snyder, was an Emmy-winning TV producer of many children's shows in the 1960s and 1970s. Among them were The Funny Company, Hot Wheels, animated segments on Sesame Street, Big Blue Marble and the cult classic Roger Ramjet.

Snyder went on to earn a B.A. degree in English from Georgetown University, and returned to Los Angeles where he began his career writing for the Disney TV series Kids Incorporated. Snyder began writing full time as a screenwriter in 1987. He had been a member of the Writers Guild of America for over 20 years.

Snyder's first spec screenplay sale was in 1989 for the script Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, which sold for $500,000 in a bidding war. Following that first sale, he sold twelve more original screenplays including million dollar script sales of Blank Check, co-written with Colby Carr for Walt Disney Pictures, and Nuclear Family, co-written with James Haggin for Steven Spielberg/Amblin Entertainment.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Save the Cat Enterprises

Trivia (3)

Was a co-host of Internet radio show, Soju After Movies.
At the age of eight, Snyder was hired by his father as a voice talent for an animated special starring Sterling Holloway. Snyder continued doing kids' voices alongside Gary Owens, June Foray and others until his voice changed. He was promptly fired by his producer father.

He frequently lectured and led screenwriting workshops in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Personal Quotes (1)

You must find a life within the confines of "It is what it is." This is where your skills as a bullhead will save both you and your sanity.

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