press release

Carol Turner Joins Skydance Television as Head of Physical Production

March 6, 2018

Skydance Television today announced Carol Turner will join the Company as EVP, Television Physical Production, effective immediately.

Santa Monica, CA – March 6, 2018 – In this capacity, Turner will oversee all physical production for comedies, dramas, limited series and mini-series for the television studio including production finance and post-production. Turner reports to both Skydance Media President & COO, Jesse Sisgold, and President Skydance Television, Marcy Ross.

“Carol is well known and respected in the TV industry as a true architect in terms of show-building and team-building, and we are thrilled to welcome her into the leadership team at Skydance,” said Sisgold and Ross. “We have a very amibitious and diverse TV slate and we cannot imagine a better person to partner with in order to build on our continued success.”

“It’s an incredible time to be joining Skydance Television and to have the opportunity to create such groundbreaking television,” added Turner. “I’m excited to work with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Jesse and Marcy to produce such dynamic series with creative and innovate producers, showrunners and networks.”

Prior to joining Skydance, Turner served as the first Director of Production for International Originals at Netflix where she created and grew the International Original Physical Production team, which now boasts a large slate of worldwide series in production and oversaw projects such as “Dark,” “Ingobernable,” “3%,” and “Sacred Games.” Before Netflix, Turner served as SVP of Production and VP of Production overseeing Scripted and Unscripted series at BBC Worldwide Production on such series as “Da Vinci’s Demons,” and “Getting On.” Turner has been working in production since 1995 in TV, Film, Unscripted and Scripted content working her way up from PA to Line Producer before transitioning over to the corporate side in 2011.  Turner holds a B.S., concentration in Law and Finance, from Cornell University.

The position was previously held by Jake Rose, who has returned to his roots of producing television.

Skydance Television’s current slate includes the Emmy nominated Grace and Frankie on Netflix currently in production on its 5th season  and the recently launched epic sci-fi series Altered Carbon on Netflix. The diverse slate also includes Jack Ryan on Amazon, Condor on AT&T Audience Network and Dietland on AMC. Skydance Television has overall and first-look deals with some of the industry’s top talent, including Sam Raimi, Marti Noxon, Laeta Kalogridis, Michael B. Jordan, Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn, Patrick Massett and John Zinma.

About Skydance Televison

Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. Skydance Media’s rapidly growing and critically acclaimed television division is now a leading supplier of premium scripted content to broadcast, cable, and digital platforms alike. Its diverse slate of original series currently includes the Emmy-nominated Grace and Frankie on Netflix, Altered Carbon on Netflix, Jack Ryan on Amazon, Condor on AT&T Audience Network and Dietland on AMC.

Contact

Dawn Lach
Skydance Media Public Relations
(424) 291-3483
dlach@skydance.com

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