It’s easy to find Stacey Snider
on any given Sunday. The chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox closes out her weekend with a trek to the AMC theater at Century City’s Westfield mall to catch the latest big-screen releases.
“I get the same seat, G13, where I can put my feet over the railing,” says Snider. “I love movies.”
Yet, Snider has no illusions about the health of the movie business. Ticket sales are plummeting, weighed down by a glut of uninspired sequels, as Netflix, Amazon and other streaming platforms are rapidly ascending. The battle for audience attention has never been more intense and competitive.
“It’s not business as usual at the studios,” Snider says. “We are in a unique time.”
Since taking over as the sole head of Fox’s film studio following Jim Gianopulos’ ouster in the summer of 2016, Snider has devoted herself to focusing on the kinds of films