ABOUT THE COMPANY

Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, and interactive platforms. Its feature films include LIFE, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Star Trek Beyond, Mission: Impossible – Rogue NationTerminator GenisysWorld War Z, Star Trek Into Darkness, G.I. Joe: RetaliationJack ReacherMission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and True Grit. Skydance’s next feature film to release is Geostorm on October 20th. In 2017, Skydance formed an animation division to develop and produce a slate of high-end feature films and television series in partnership with Spain’s Ilion Animation Studios. Skydance Television launched in 2013. Its current slate includes Emmy-nominated Grace and Frankie on Netflix, Altered Carbon on Netflix, Jack Ryan on Amazon, Condor on AT&T Audience Network, Ten Days in the Valley on ABC, and Dietland on AMC. Skydance Interactive launched in 2016 to create and publish original and IP-based virtual reality experiences and video games. Skydance Interactive recently debuted its first original title – Archangel, a story-driven VR shooter.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

  • David Ellison

    Chief Executive Officer

    David Ellison is Chief Executive Officer of Skydance, the diversified media company he founded in 2010 to create elevated, event-level, commercial entertainment for global audiences. As CEO, he sets and executes the strategic vision for the company: to create memorable experiences by building immersive worlds and bringing exceptionally crafted stories to life across time and platforms. Under David’s leadership, Skydance has produced blockbuster and award-winning films including True Grit, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Jack Reacher, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, World War Z, Star Trek Into Darkness, Terminator Genisys and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Star Trek Beyond, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and Life. He currently oversees Skydance’s feature film slate, including Geostorm on October 20th and Baywatch on May 25th under the Company’s Uncharted label. In 2013, David launched Skydance Television, which has produced  two Emmy nominated series – Manhattan on WGN America and Grace and Frankie on Netflix – and has a diverse slate of series across various networks, including Grace and Frankie and Altered Carbon on Netflix, Jack Ryan on Amazon, Condor on AT&T Audience Network, Ten Days in the Valley on ABC, and Dietland on AMC.In 2016, David led the Company’s first acquisition – of leading game developer The Workshop Entertainment, Inc. – and formed Skydance Interactive, a dedicated subsidiary that will create and own original video games and virtual reality experiences. The division’s first offering, a VR first-person shooter entitled Archangel, debuts in July, 2017. He is an accomplished pilot and a lifelong film enthusiast. David attended the School of Cinematic Arts at USC and is a member of the Producers Guild of America. He resides in Southern California with his wife, musician Sandra Lynn.

  • Dana Goldberg

    Chief Creative Officer

    As Chief Creative Officer of Skydance, Dana Goldberg helps to set and execute the company's overall creative vision across its feature film, television, interactive, animation, publishing, and licensing units. Dana joined Skydance in 2010 as President of Production, with responsibility for the entire film slate, including True Grit, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Jack Reacher, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, World War Z, Star Trek into Darkness, Terminator Genisys, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Star Trek Beyond, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and Life. She currently oversees Skydance’s feature film slate, including Geostorm on October 20th and Baywatch on May 25th under the Company’s Uncharted label.   Goldberg also oversees the creative aspects of Skydance Television, which has produced two Emmy nominated series – Manhattan on WGN America and Grace and Frankie on Netflix. Currently, she oversees Skydance Television’s diverse slate of series across various networks, including Grace and Frankie and Altered Carbon on Netflix, Jack Ryan on Amazon, Condor on AT&T Audience Network, Ten Days in the Valley on ABC, and Dietland on AMC.   Prior to Skydance, Goldberg served as President of Production at Village Roadshow Pictures, where she oversaw and served as executive producer on many of the studio’s blockbuster and award-winning films, including I Am Legend and Happy Feet. Prior to Village Roadshow, Dana served as Vice President of Production at Baltimore/Spring Creek Pictures. She has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2007 and is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Television Academy. Dana holds a B.A. degree from The University of Missouri.

  • Jesse Sisgold

    President & Chief Operating Officer

    As President and Chief Operating Officer of Skydance Media, Jesse helps to set and execute the overall corporate strategy and growth plan for the company, while managing key operations across all units. He also oversees the following divisions: business affairs and business development, interactive and virtual reality, international acquisitions and sales, licensing, and studio facilities and administration. In 2016, Jesse helped to lead Skydance’s first acquisition – of leading game developer The Workshop Entertainment – to form Skydance Interactive. Also, in 2016, he helped to secure a $700 million recapitalization to enable continued growth and expansion, and established Skydance’s first China film co-production with Alibaba Pictures. He oversaw the formation of Skydance’s global television distribution pact with Lionsgate in 2015, which resulted in the launch of Skydance International. In 2015-2016, Jesse oversaw the company’s global film distribution and co-financing pacts with Paramount, Sony, and Warner Bros., as well as distribution and co-production pacts for its current television series with ABC, Amazon, AMC, AT&T Audience Network, Netflix, and Spike. Jesse was recognized on Variety’s “Dealmakers Impact Report” in 2015 and 2016. Prior to Skydance, Jesse served as the managing shareholder of his own boutique entertainment and venture capital law firm and launched the graphic novel and Augmented Reality company Anomaly Productions. He began his career at Heller Ehrman LLP. Jesse is a member of the Television Academy and serves as a board member of UCLA’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability and Angels at Risk. He earned a J.D. with honors from the University of California, Hastings and a B.A. with honors from the University of California, San Diego.

  • Larry Wasserman

    Chief Financial Officer

    As Chief Financial Officer of Skydance, Larry Wasserman is responsible for all of the Company’s finance, accounting, and administrative operations, and also supports the analysis and execution of new business initiatives across the organization. In 2016, Larry has led the Company’s $700 million recapitalization to fund growth and expansion across its feature film, television, and interactive businesses. He was also at the forefront of Skydance’s first acquisition – of leading game developer The Workshop Entertainment, Inc. – to form Skydance Interactive, a dedicated subsidiary that creates and owns original video games and virtual reality experiences. Prior to Skydance, Larry was the Chief Financial Officer at DreamWorks Studios, where he oversaw all financial activities and several divisions of the independent film studio and played a key role in re-launching the company in 2008. Prior to DreamWorks, Larry held management positions in the Business Development and Strategic Planning group at Universal Pictures. He began his career at Greenwich Associates. He is a member of the Television Academy. Larry holds a B.A. degree from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

  • Anne Globe

    Chief Marketing Officer

    As Chief Marketing Officer of Skydance, Anne Globe leads all of the company’s strategic marketing, branding, licensing, promotional, consumer products and franchise development efforts. Anne has overseen marketing efforts for Skydance’s recent high profile blockbusters including Life, Jack Reacher: Never Go BackStar Trek Beyond, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Terminator Genisys. She currently runs the overall marketing campaigns associated with its future film slate, including BaywatchGeostorm, and Annihilation. She also spearheads marketing initiatives for Skydance Television on behalf of current series Grace and Frankie on Netflix as well as the upcoming Altered Carbon on Netflix, Jack Ryan on Amazon, Condor on AT&T Audience Network, Ten Days in the Valley on ABC, and Dietland on AMC. Prior to Skydance, Anne served as Chief Marketing Officer for DreamWorks Animation, where she oversaw marketing for a number of beloved worldwide franchises, including Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How To Train Your Dragon. She previously served in marketing roles at Universal Studios and The Walt Disney Studios. Anne has been recognized on Fast Company’s 2014 “Most Creative People in Business” list, THR’s “Women in Hollywood” list, Variety's 2016 and 2017 "Marketing Impact Report" and with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2012 “Woman of the Year” award. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Television Academy, Women In Film and the American Film Institute and serves on the Advisors Board of the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications. Anne holds a B.S. degree from Syracuse University.

  • Marcy Ross

    President, Skydance Television

    As President of Skydance Television, Marcy Ross leads all of the company’s original programming efforts. She joined Skydance four years ago and launched its television division with two straight-to-series projects: Emmy-nominated Grace and Frankie on Netflix and critically acclaimed Manhattan on WGN America. In the last two years Marcy has spearheaded a rapid expansion in the development, sales, and production of new series.   Today, Skydance Television has six green-lit shows across a number of networks and Marcy is on-track to grow the slate even further. Current titles range from comedy Grace and Frankie on Netflix, to high-concept, strong IP-based projects such as Altered Carbon on Netflix, Jack Ryan on Amazon, Condor on AT&T Audience Network, Ten Days in the Valley on ABC, and Dietland on AMC.   Prior to Skydance, Marcy served as Executive Vice President of Current Programming at Fox, where she was responsible for many long-running, critically acclaimed scripted series, including Glee, The Simpsons, New Girl, Bones, Raising Hope, Family Guy, House and 24. Prior to Fox, Marcy developed such cult favorites as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Farscape. She is a member of the Television Academy. Marcy holds a B.A. degree from Florida State University.

  • Don Granger

    President, Feature Film Production

    As President of Feature Film Production, Don Granger is responsible for helping to oversee the Company’s growing feature film slate, including serving as executive producer for  Skydance’s feature film slate, including Geostorm on October 20th and Baywatch on May 25th under the Company’s Uncharted label. Granger has over 25 years of experience in shepherding tentpole films, serving as producer on releases including Jack Reacher: Never Go Back and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Prior to Skydance, Granger served as President of Motion Picture Production at United Artists, where he ran the day-to-day development and production operations for five years. Before United Artists, Granger oversaw production, development and operations at C/W Productions as a senior executive, where he helped bring War of the Worlds, Mission Impossible III and Elizabethtown to the big screen. At C/W, Granger served as Producer on Ask the Dust and The Eye and as Executive Producer on Death Race. Prior to C/W, Granger served as Executive Vice President of Motion Picture Production at Paramount Pictures, where he was responsible for supervising such blockbuster franchises as Mission Impossible, Star Trek, Tomb Raider and the Jack Ryan films, as well as Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, Sum of All Fears, Varsity Blues, The Saint, Kiss the Girls, Along Came a Spider and the Academy Award®-winning Saving Private Ryan, among others. Prior to Paramount, Granger served as a creative executive and producer at the Mutual Film Company, The Weintraub Entertainment Group and Touchstone Pictures. Granger is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Producers Guild. He holds a B.A. degree from Yale University and resides in Southern California with his family.

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