Deborah Snyder

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Deborah Snyder
Deborah Johnson

(1963-03-13) March 13, 1963 (age 59)
New York City, New York, United States
OccupationFilm producer
Years active1990s–present
Zack Snyder (m. 2004)

Deborah Snyder (née Johnson, born March 13, 1963)[1][2] is an American producer of feature films and television commercials. She is married to filmmaker Zack Snyder, and has worked as his frequent producing partner on films such as Watchmen and 300. She is the co-founder of the production company The Stone Quarry.

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Deborah Snyder is married to filmmaker Zack Snyder. The couple first met in 1996, and married on September 25, 2004 at the St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Manhattan, New York.[2] They currently reside in Pasadena, California.[3]

She graduated from Ithaca College in 1991.[4]

Career[edit | edit source]

Prior to her career as a film producer, Snyder worked at the New York advertising agency Backer Spielvogel Bates. In 1996, she hired Zack Snyder to direct a commercial for Reebok, hoping to create a commercial with a cinematic feel.[2] At the time, she was dating the art director of the commercial, while Zack Snyder was married.[2] In 1997, Snyder served as producer for the television documentary Talk to Me: Americans in Conversation.[5] In 2002, she hired Zack Snyder to direct a commercial for Soft and Dri deodorant in New Zealand. The couple began dating at the end of filming.[2] In 2004, the couple became the co-founders of Cruel and Unusual Films alongside their producing partner Wesley Coller.

In 2007, Snyder served as an executive producer for Zack Snyder's 2007 film 300, an adaptation of Frank Miller's same-titled graphic novel.[2] She also produced the 2009 film adaptation of the graphic novel Watchmen. Snyder has currently served as an executive producer for the 2010 computer-animated film Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, which is based on Guardians of Ga'Hoole, a series of children's fantasy books by Kathryn Lasky. The film was released in September 2010.[6] Snyder next produced Sucker Punch, which was co-written, co-produced, and directed by her husband. The film was the first to credit their company Cruel and Unusual Films as a co-producer. Sucker Punch was released theatrically on March 25, 2011.

Snyder produced, alongside Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas, the Superman reboot Man of Steel, which Zack Snyder directed. She will also produce a remake of the 1969 film The Illustrated Man with Zack Snyder attached as a director;[7] she will also produce Horse Latitudes, which was formerly known as The Last Photograph and The Fountainhead, a film about a photograph that inspires two men to travel to South America and a novel adaptation from Ayn Rand, respectively.[8][9]

On January 29, 2019, Zack Snyder announced that he has signed on to helm Army of the Dead, a zombie horror thriller, for Netflix. Snyder will co-produce with her husband and partner, Wesley Coller, via their newly rebranded production company, Stone Quarry.[10]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

She was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted.

Year Film Credit Ref.
2006 300 Executive producer
2009 Watchmen
2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Executive producer
2011 Sucker Punch
2013 Man of Steel
2014 300: Rise of an Empire
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Suicide Squad Executive producer
2017 Wonder Woman
Justice League
2018 Aquaman Executive producer
2020 Wonder Woman 1984
2021 The Suicide Squad Executive producer
Army of the Dead
Zack Snyder's Justice League
TBA Untitled Army of the Dead Prequel

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Facts about Deborah Snyder- American film & Commercial Producer". ALL STAR BIO. 2020-01-02. Retrieved 2020-02-23.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Louie, Elaine (October 3, 2004). "WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS: VOWS; Deborah Johnson and Zack Snyder - New York Times". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
  3. Frank Lovece (2009-02-19). "CGI: 'Watchmen'--Zack Snyder brings superhero saga to the finish line". Film Journal International. Archived from the original on 2009-05-03. Retrieved 2009-02-19.
  4. "Have Camera, Will Travel - IC View - Ithaca College". Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  5. "Watchmen Movie Crew -". Retrieved July 25, 2010.
  6. "Behind the Scenes Clip-Featurette LEGENDS OF THE GUARDIANS". August 28, 2007. Archived from the original on June 28, 2010. Retrieved July 23, 2010.
  7. "Zack Snyder to Direct Illustrated Man -". June 9, 2010. Retrieved July 26, 2010.
  8. Brown, Todd (2 August 2011). "BREAKING: Zack Snyder Taking Director's Chair On THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH". Screen Anarchy. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  9. Watercutter, Angela (19 September 2017). "What's Zack Snyder been doing since he left Justice League? Making an iPhone film". Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  10. "Zack Snyder Returning to Movies With Zombie Action Pic 'Army of the Dead' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
  11. Huver, Scott (16 November 2017). "Justice League Producer On Wonder Woman 2, Snyder & Affleck's DC Futures". Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  12. D'Alessandro, Anthony (October 22, 2018). "'Wonder Woman 1984' Flies To Summer 2020". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-10-22.

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