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Snyder, David L. 1944–

Snyder, David L. 1944–

(David Snyder)

PERSONAL

Born September 22, 1944, in Buffalo, NY; son of Albert R. and Louise M. (maiden name, Passero) Snyder; married Terry Finn (an actress), August 1, 1990; children: David Michael (in corporate sales), Amy Lynne Snyder-Taylor (a makeup artist), Finn Henry (an actor). Politics: Democrat. Avocational Interests: Film history.

Addresses:

Agent—Innovative Artists Talent and Literary Agency, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Career:

Production designer, art director, visual consultant, concept director, producer, second unit director, and set director. Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, technical director, 1971-72; Snyder Bros. Productions, Inc., Hollywood, Los Angeles, president. Speaker at film festivals and universities, including the Tokyo International Film Festival, American Film Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, San Diego, and Ryerson Polytechnic University. Free Thinkers (rock band), drummer and vocalist; worked as architectural designer and toy designer.

Member:

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Motion Picture Art Directors Guild, Directors Guild of America.

Awards, Honors:

Film Award, best production design, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, London Critics Circle Film Award, special achievement, and Academy Award nomination, best art direction-set decoration, all with others, 1983, for Blade Runner.

CREDITS

Film Production Designer:

Strange Brew (also known as The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie and The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983.

Racing with the Moon, Paramount, 1984.

The Woman in Red, Orion, 1984.

My Science Project, Buena Vista, 1985.

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (also known as Pee-wee Big Adventure, A grande aventura de Pee Wee, Ha-Harptka Ha-Gdola Shel Pee Wee Herman, La gran aventura de Pee-wee, Pee-ween suuri seikkailu, Pee-wees irre Abenteuer, and Pee-Wees stora aventyr), Warner Bros., 1985.

Armed and Dangerous, Columbia, 1986.

Back to School, Orion, 1986.

Summer School, Paramount, 1987.

Moving, Warner Bros., 1988.

She's Out of Control, Columbia, 1989.

Cold Dog Soup (also known as Cold Dog—Zur Hoelle mit dem Himmelhund, En jycke i soppan, Enterrando o cachorro da sogra!, Kylmaeae koirakeittoa, Sopa de cao a moda da casa, Una notte un cane un sogno, and Una notte, un cane, un sogno), HandMade Films, 1990.

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, Orion, 1991.

Sharkskin (short film), 1991.

Class Act, Warner Bros., 1992.

Demolition Man, Warner Bros., 1993.

Super Mario Bros. (also known as Super Mario, Super Mario Brothers, and Super Mario Brothers: The Movie), Buena Vista, 1993.

Terminal Velocity (also known as Caida libre, Fritt fall, Hiz siniri, Queda livre, Terminal velocity—vapaa pudotus, Toedliche Geschwindigkeit, Ultima sansa, Vegsebesseg, Velocidad terminal, and Velocidade terminal), Buena Vista, 1994.

An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (also known as Burn, Hollywood, Burn), Buena Vista, 1997.

Vegas Vacation (also known as National Lampoon's "Vegas Vacation"), Warner Bros., 1997.

Soldier (also known as Star Force Soldier, A Katona, Le soldat, Sodur, Soldado implacavel, and Soldatul), Warner Bros., 1998.

The Whole Nine Yards (also known as Bergyilkos a szomszedom, Falsas aparencias, Falsas apariencias, FBI: Protezione testimoni, Full pakke, Keine halben Sachen, Koko potti, Le nouveau voisin, Meu vizinho mafioso, Mi vecino, el asesino, Mon voisin le tueur, Ni fod under, Oss torpeder emellan, and Ubica mekog srca), Warner Bros., 2000.

The One (also known as Jet Li's "The One," Confrontation, Az Egyetlen, El unico, Le seul, O confronto, and Tylko jeden), Columbia, 2001.

Deuces Wild (also known as Deuces Wild—Wild in den Strassen, Gaenget fraan Brooklyn, Jovenes salvajes, Jovens selvagens, and Ruas selvagens), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002.

Redline, Chicago Releasing, 2007.

Days of Wrath, Foxy Films, 2008.

Production designer for other films.

Film Art Director:

The Idolmaker (also known as Rock machine), United Artists, 1980.

In God We Tru$t (also known as Gimme That Prime Time Religion), Universal, 1980.

(As David Snyder) Blade Runner (also known as Blade Runner—Metropolis 2020, Blade Runner—O cacador de androides, Blade Runner—Omades exontoseos, Der Blade Runner, El cazador implacable, Iztrebljevalec, Lowca androidow, Perigo iminente, Szarnyas fejvadasz, and Vanatorul de recompense), Warner Bros., 1982.

Brainstorm (also known as Agyhalal, Brainstorm—aivomyrsky, Brainstorm generazione elettronica, Burza mozgow, Mozdana oluja, Projecto Brainstorm, Projekt Brainstorm, Projeto Brainstorm, Proyecto Brainstorm, and Thyella ston egefalo), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1983.

Film Producer:

Associate producer, Cold Dog Soup (also known as Cold Dog—Zur Hoelle mit dem Himmelhund, En jycke i soppan, Enterrando o cachorro da sogra!, Kylmaeae koirakeittoa, Sopa de cao a moda da casa, Una notte un cane un sogno, and Una notte, un cane, un sogno), HandMade Films, 1990.

Executive producer, Rainbow (also known as Les voyageurs de l'arc-en-ciel), Allegro/Vine International, 1995.

(With others) Days of Wrath, Foxy Films, 2008.

Film Second Unit Director:

Super Mario Bros. (also known as Super Mario, Super Mario Brothers, and Super Mario Brothers: The Movie), Buena Vista, 1993.

Rainbow (also known as Les voyageurs de l'arc-en-ciel), Allegro/Vine International, 1995.

The Whole Nine Yards (also known as Bergyilkos a szomszedom, Falsas aparencias, Falsas apariencias, FBI: Protezione testimoni, Full pakke, Keine halben Sachen, Koko potti, Le nouveau voisin, Meu vizinho mafioso, Mi vecino, el asesino, Mon voisin le tueur, Ni fod under, Oss torpeder emellan, and Ubica mekog srca), Warner Bros., 2000.

Film Original Concept Designer:

Zoot Suit (musical), Universal, 1981.

Miracle Mile (also known as A setenta minutos do fim, Appel d'urgence, Cudowna mila, Die Nacht der Entscheidung, Miracle Mile—pelon maili, Nacht der Entscheidung-Miracle Mile, and Soluzione finale), Twentieth Century-Fox/Columbia, 1988.

(Uncredited) Deep Blue Sea (also known as Deep Blue, Alerta en lo profundo, Blu profondo, Duboko modro more, Duboko plavo more, Perigo no oceano, Peur bleue, Terreur sous la mer, and Vathia agria thalassa), Warner Bros., 1999.

Film Visual Consultant:

Session Man (short film), Chanticleer Films, 1991.

Rainbow (also known as Les voyageurs de l'arc-en-ciel), Allegro/Vine International, 1995.

The Decadent Visitor (short film), 1999.

Den of Lions, Millennium Films, 2003.

The Safe Side (short film), Aigner Clark Creative, 2005.

Dark Streets, Capture Film International/LA Dark Streets, 2007.

Television Production Designer; Series:

When the Whistle Blows, ABC, 1980.

(And visual consultant) The Casino, Fox, 2004.

The Contender, NBC and ESPN, beginning 2005.

Meet Mister Mom, NBC, beginning 2005.

Miracle Workers, ABC, beginning 2006.

Television Art Director; Series:

Rock Concert (also known as Don Kirschner's "Rock Concert"), syndicated, c. 1973-82.

Assistant art director, The Incredible Hulk (also known as De Hulk, Den otrolige Hulken, El hombre increible, El increible Hulk, Hulken, L'incredible Hulk, and L'incroyable Hulk), CBS, 1978-82.

Assistant art director, Taxi, ABC, 1978-82, NBC, 1982-83.

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (also known as Buck Rogers), NBC, 1979-81.

Galactica 1980 (also known as Battlestar Galactica), ABC, 1980.

Television Production Designer; Movies:

Captain America, CBS, 1979.

Starflight: The Plane that Couldn't Land (also known as Airport 85 and Starflight One), ABC, 1983.

Sins of the Past (also known as Forbidden Secrets), ABC, 1984.

(And second unit director) Race against Time (also known as Gabriel's Run, Allein gegen den Tod, Contrarreloj, Correndo contra o tempo, Corsa contro il tempo, L'homme traque, and La revolte d'un homme traque), TNT, 2000.

Television Work; Specials:

Assistant art director, Olivia, ABC, 1978.

Television Work; Awards Presentations:

Assistant art director, The 50th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1978.

Television Work; Episodic:

Scenic designer, Showbiz Today, Cable News Network, 1990.

(Uncredited) Visual consultant, "You Can't Always Get What You Want," Rock Star: INXS, CBS, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(As David Snyder) Himself, On the Edge of "Blade Runner," Channel 4 (England), 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, Showbiz Today, Cable News Network, 1986.

Stage Designer:

Assistant set designer, A Midnight Moon at the Greasy Spoon, Los Angeles Actors Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, 1974.

Assistant set designer, Summer Voices, Circle Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, 1974.

Set designer, The Venus of Menschen Falls, Los Angeles Actors Theatre, 1976.

Assistant set designer, Streamers, Westwood Playhouse, Los Angeles, 1977.

Production designer, Zen Boogie (musical), Solari Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA, 1978.

Stage Technical Director:

The Contractor, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1971-72.

Hamlet, Long Wharf Theatre, 1971-72.

The Iceman Cometh, Long Wharf Theatre, 1971-72.

Patrick's Day, Long Wharf Theatre, 1971-72.

A Streetcar Named Desire, Long Wharf Theatre, 1971-72.

Troika: An Evening of Russian Comedy (consists of The Wedding, The Country Woman, and A Swan Song), Long Wharf Theatre, 1971-72.

The Way of the World, Long Wharf Theatre, 1971-72.

You Can't Take It with You, Long Wharf Theatre, 1971-72.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Himself, Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (also known as Dangerous Days), Warner Home Video, 2007.

Music Video Art Director:

Jessica Simpson, "Sweetest Sin," 2003.

Singles:

Recorded singles with the Free Thinkers, beginning 1965.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Cinefantastique, November, 1998, pp. 10-15.

Entertainment Weekly, October 16, 1998, p. 16.

Los Angeles, February 1, 2007, pp. 2, 88-93, 185-90.

Premiere, November, 1998, p. 108.

Starlog, August, 1993, pp. 75-81; August, 1998, pp. 30-35.

Electronic:

David L. Snyder Motion Picture Design,http://www.davidlsnyderfilm.com, August 27, 2007.

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