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Fox’s Snider in Talks With Liz Murdoch

Add Liz Murdoch to the list of media executives that former 20th Century Fox Film studio chief Stacey Snider is talking to about her next job, according to three people familiar with the situation.

Ms. Snider, a seasoned film executive who left Fox when it was acquired by Walt Disney last month, had also been thought to be a candidate to succeed Kevin Tsujihara at AT&T’s WarnerMedia. But she isn’t in active talks with that company, said another person familiar with the situation. Ms. Snider is interested in working with Ms. Murdoch, the daughter of her former boss Rupert Murdoch, the people said. Ms. Murdoch and Ms. Snider are very close, the people said.

The discussions are in early stages and it’s unclear whether the two are discussing Ms. Snider running an extension of Locksmith Animation, a female-run animation studio that Ms. Murdoch co-founded, or something else. The sale of 21st Century Fox assets to Disney last month reportedly is generating a windfall for each of Rupert Murdoch’s older children of around $2 billion, potentially giving Ms. Murdoch the funds to launch something significant.

Ms. Murdoch, reached on vacation in Myanmar, declined to comment. Ms. Snider could not be reached for comment.


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