Universal "is on the verge" of releasing studio chairman Stacey Snider from her contract, thereby allowing her to take over as CEO of Paramount's DreamWorks unit on April 10, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday), citing executives involved in the matter. Universal Studios President Ron Meyer had originally maintained that Snider would not be permitted to leave until her contract expired at the end of the year. No reason was given for his change of heart.