Rainmaker Entertainment appoints Fonda Snyder to the newly created position of Vice President Creative Development and Sale effective May 1.
Rainmaker Entertainment has appointed Fonda Snyder to the newly created position of Vice President Creative Development and Sales, overseeing creative development, acquisitions, co-productions and production service opportunities, effective May 1.
Recognized industry-wide for her achievements in children’s entertainment, Snyder brings to Rainmaker Entertainment her extensive knowledge of development, production and marketing. Most recently, Fonda has served as Creative Consultant at Technicolor, while overseeing her own management company Alchemy Ink, Inc., where she represented authors and illustrators for global sales to publishers, major film studios and networks. Previously, Snyder served as Vice President, Original Movies for Disney Channel, where she supervised the development of all Original Movies, along with franchises Wendy Wu and Cheetah Girls. Snyder came to Disney Channel from Cookie Jar Entertainment where she was Senior Vice President of Creative Development and U.S. Sales. During her tenure there, Snyder oversaw the development and sales of more than 50 properties, including Richard Scarry’s Busytown Mysteries, as well as numerous comedy and boys action animated series which were licensed to networks including Disney Channel (for Playhouse Disney), Kids WB and Cartoon Network.
Over the course of her career, Snyder has developed more than 25 projects for major television networks and film studios, including the animated feature adaptation of William Joyce's "Nicholas Cricket", a live action feature film adaptation of Norton Juster's classic children's chapter book, "The Phantom Tollbooth," and a feature length adaptation of Steve Seagle's (Ben 10 Creator’s) DC/Vertigo comic book "House Of Secrets." In addition, under a producing deal with Dimension Films (Miramax), Snyder has brokered three projects based on the books of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Berkeley Breathed.
Early in her career, Snyder co-founded Storyopolis and was President of Storyopolis Productions, a franchise-oriented family entertainment company encompassing production, book publishing, art gallery, exhibition space and retail outlets. She also created Storyopolis children's book publishing division.
“Fonda’s appointment reflects Rainmaker and Mainframe’s commitment to providing the highest quality family-based film and television entertainment to the global market. Fonda’s track record of innovation and success demonstrates a unique creative sense and keen strategic thinking, making her the ideal executive to help expand our development slate” said Michael Hefferon, President and Executive Producer of Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc.
Source: Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.