Skydance Media Makes Key Executive Promotions

January 26, 2016

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Lori Rovner is promoted to SVP, Business & Legal Affairs; Carolyn Harris to SVP, Television; Bill Bost to VP, Television and Ashley Johnson to Creative Executive.

On the heels of Skydance Media’s most successful year ever, several key team members have been promoted to executive roles in order to position the company to continue to deliver the highest quality creative content to audiences around the world and to expand the reach of its brand across new platforms and geographies. 

As SVP of Business & Legal Affairs, Lori Rovner will serve as a key business decision maker who works closely to implement the company’s overall deal-making and business affairs strategies with COO Jesse Sisgold, to whom she will continue to report. She will oversee and grow a legal and business affairs team that supports not only the company’s television and feature film efforts but also its interactive, gaming and licensing activities. Prior to joining Skydance, Rovner served as Director of Business Affairs and Legal Affairs at Fox TV Studio. 

As SVP and VP of Skydance Television, Harris and Bost will play key roles in leading the company’s day-to-day efforts as its television division embarks on a diversified and more ambitious slate of programming spanning across a growing number of networks and production partners. Harris will continue to spearhead the development of the Emmy Award-winning Manhattan on WGN America, now in its second season. Additionally, she will oversee Red Mars at SpikeTV as well as Three Days of the Condor. Prior to joining Skydance, Harris served as VP at Robin Schorr’s RCR Pictures. Bost will continue to oversee the Emmy Award-nominated Grace and Frankie on Netflix, the second season of which will launch on May 6, 2016 and the third season of which is currently in pre-production. He will also be responsible for Altered Carbon at Netflix. Prior to joining the Television division as a development executive, Bost served as executive assistant to Skydance CEO, David Ellison. Both Harris and Bost will continue to report directly to President of Skydance Television, Marcy Ross.

As Creative Executive, Johnson will be responsible for uncovering new talent and content as well as helping to manage productions for feature films, streamlining the process and working closely with key executives, department heads and creative teams from development through post production. For the last two years, Johnson has served as executive assistant to chief creative officer, Dana Goldberg. She will continue to report to Goldberg in her new role.  Ashley was named to Variety’s Assistants to Watch list in 2015.

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