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Jeff Snyder Joins TWC as Head of Production(January 04, 2005)
Continuing to build its production team, Thomas Winter Cooke has hired Jeff Snyder as head of production. Snyder brings broad experience in commercials and music videos to his new role. He also has experience as a producer and production manager for feature films and television. He will be responsible for coordinating and supervising TWC’s commercial productions and will oversee the company’s production staff.
TWC executive producer Mark Thomas has employed Snyder as a freelancer on numerous past occasions and described him as a skillful and dedicated producer. “Jeff has experience at the highest level, having worked with the best directors and production companies in the industry,” Thomas said. “He exudes confidence and has tremendous leadership qualities. He is exactly what we want in our people at TWC.”
For his part, Snyder said that he sees an opportunity to help TWC grow. “This is a great company and it’s doing great work,” he noted. “Mark has attracted a staff of terrific directors who are not only successful in commercials but are also seeking the challenge of feature filmmaking. One of the benefits of this company is its ability to help directors succeed in that goal.”
Snyder has worked as a freelance line producer and production manager for the past five years and during that time he has earned credits on more than 60 commercial productions. He has worked as a production manager for such directors as Malcolm Venville (Anonymous), Joe Public (HSI), Mathew Rolston (Venus/HSI), David Cornell (Headquarters), Jeffrey Plansker (Anonymous) and Doug Nichol (Partizan). His product credits include Sears, Toyota, Pizza Hut, UPS, Honda, Infiniti and Target.
Snyder, who was born in Singapore, is a graduate of Biola University, and began his career as a producer’s assistant with Santa Monica Studios. He later served as a senior producer and director at KG Productions, a producer of television programming, DVDs and electronic presskits. As such, he produced and directed EPKs for numerous feature film and television productions, including The Green Mile, The Haunting, Mystery Men and Forces of Nature. He also served as associate producer on several behind-the-scenes television specials including HBO’s First Look: Firestorm and The Making of “Extreme Measures” for Showtime.
Thomas Winter Cooke is located in Santa Monica.
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