After weeks of speculation that Universal Pictures chairman Stacey Snider was being considered to replace Paramount's president, it's been revealed that she is in fact in talks with the company - but to supervise Dreamworks, their recent acquisition. Though Snider was not available for comment, it's understood that Paramount wants her to run Dreamworks' live-action division, in hopes that she will guide the studio to the major hits that will be necessary to make Paramount's massive investment begin to pay off.

At Universal, Snider has been responsible for such successful (if not quality) franchises as The Mummy, Meet the Parents, and the Bourne and American Pie series, and her talents are in high demand. Though her home studio says it wants to keep her, Universal execs may not be willing to pay the salary that Snider's popularity in Hollywood will enable her to demand.