David Ellison

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This article is about the American Producer David Ellison. For the British actor, see David Ellison (British actor).
David Ellison
Born David Ferris Ellison
(1983-01-09) January 9, 1983 (age 31)
Santa Clara County, California
Occupation Founder & CEO, Skydance Productions
Years active 2006 - present
Spouse(s) Sandra Lynn Modic (m. 2011)
Parents Barbara Boothe
Larry Ellison
Family Megan Ellison (sister)

David Ferris Ellison[1] (born January 9, 1983) is an American film producer and CEO of Skydance Productions.

Early life[edit]

Ellison is the son of billionaire Oracle Corporation CEO Larry Ellison, and Barbara Boothe. He has one sister, film producer Megan Ellison.[2]


Ellison is the CEO and founder of Skydance Productions. In 2010, Skydance raised $350 million to co-finance and co-produce movies with Paramount Pictures.[3] Ellison will produce with his Skydance Productions the film adaptation of the Dark Horse comic The Strange Case of Hyde.[4]

Ellison was named to Variety's Dealmaker list for 2010 [5] and the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2011.[6]

As an actor, Ellison has performed in the films Flyboys, Little Fish, Strange Pond and Hole in One.

Personal life[edit]

Ellison is an accomplished aerobatic, fixed-wing, multi-engine and helicopter licensed commercial pilot with instrument ratings. In 2003, at the age of 20, David was selected to perform as part of the "Stars of Tomorrow" aerobatic team at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.[7] He married Sandra Lynn Modic, an actress and singer, on October 1, 2011.[8][9]



  1. ^ "California Births, 1905 - 1995". Family Tree Legends. 
  2. ^ Matthew Symonds, Larry Ellison. Software: An Intimate Portrait of Larry Ellison and Oracle Simon and Schuster, 2004. pp332-333
  3. ^ Claudia Eller (August 16, 2010). "David Ellison raises $350 million to co-fund movies with Paramount". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 28, 2010. 
  4. ^ SD Comic-Con '10: Dark Horse Spins New Jekyll and 'Hyde' Tale
  5. ^ Lowry, Tom. "Paramount-Skydance deal: Dealmakers Impact Report 2010", Variety.com, 9 December 2010.
  6. ^ Dorothy Pomerantz, Michael K. Ozanian and David M. Ewalt. "Forbes 30 Under 30", "Forbes.com", 19 December 2011.
  7. ^ EAA News
  8. ^ Sandy Modic
  9. ^ Sandra Lynn website Bio retrieved April 27, 2012
  10. ^ Chris McQuarrie To Direct ‘Star Blazers’ From ’70s Sci-Fi Anime Series For Skydance

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