Storyopolis Co-founder Named Cookie Jar Ent. Development VP

Cookie Jar Ent., the programming and licensing arm of The Cookie Jar Group, has appointed Fonda Snyder, former Storyopolis co-founder and president of Storyopolis Prods., to the newly created position of senior VP of creative development. In her new position, Snyder will be responsible for identifying, packaging and producing family entertainment properties for the company.

As co-founder and president of Los Angeles-based Storyopolis, Snyder was directly responsible for providing strategic leadership in financial management, product acquisition, marketing, sales and creative development for all Storyopolis-branded properties.

Before establishing Storyopolis Prods., Snyder served as a producer for The Starry Night Film Co. and Merlin Ent., overseeing the production and development of such feature films as Photographing Fairies, The Blank Panther and Charlie Chan. She worked with identifying and optioning properties, script development, talent contract negotiations and securing financing from investors.

Snyder previously served as president of Dolshor Prods., partnering with Martin Short on the development and production of a slate of motion pictures and television projects for Walt Disney-Touchstone Pictures, including So I Married an Axe Murderer, Monopoly and The Tooth Fairy. She was also VP of development for Gene Wilder’s production company, Pal-Mel Prods.