|Born||David Ferris Ellison
January 9, 1983
Santa Clara County, California
|Occupation||Founder & CEO, Skydance Productions|
|Years active||2006 - present|
|Spouse(s)||Sandra Lynn Modic (m. 2011)|
|Family||Megan Ellison (sister)|
Early life and education
David Ellison is the son of billionaire Oracle Corporation CEO Larry Ellison, and Barbara Boothe. He has one sister, film producer Megan Ellison. He dropped out of the University of Southern California in 2005.
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. Ellison will produce with his Skydance Productions the film adaptation of the Dark Horse comic The Strange Case of Hyde.
As an actor, Ellison has performed in the films Flyboys, Little Fish, Strange Pond and Hole in One.
Ellison is an aerobatic, fixed-wing, multi-engine and helicopter licensed commercial pilot with instrument ratings. In 2003, at the age of 20, he was selected to perform as part of the "Stars of Tomorrow" aerobatic team at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
|2010||True Grit||Joel and Ethan Coen||executive producer|
|2011||*Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol||Brad Bird||executive producer|
|2012||The Guilt Trip||Anne Fletcher||executive producer|
|Jack Reacher||Christopher McQuarrie||executive producer|
|2013||G.I. Joe: Retaliation||Jon M. Chu||executive producer|
|Star Trek Into Darkness||J. J. Abrams||executive producer|
|World War Z||Marc Forster||executive producer|
|2014||Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit||Kenneth Branagh||executive producer|
|2015||Terminator: Genisys||Alan Taylor|
|Mission: Impossible 5||Christopher McQuarrie|
|TBA||Star Blazers||Christopher McQuarrie|
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- Claudia Eller (August 16, 2010). "David Ellison raises $350 million to co-fund movies with Paramount". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 28, 2010.
- SD Comic-Con '10: Dark Horse Spins New Jekyll and 'Hyde' Tale
- Lowry, Tom. "Paramount-Skydance deal: Dealmakers Impact Report 2010", Variety.com, 9 December 2010.
- Dorothy Pomerantz, Michael K. Ozanian and David M. Ewalt. "Forbes 30 Under 30", "Forbes.com", 19 December 2011.
- EAA News
- Chris McQuarrie To Direct ‘Star Blazers’ From ’70s Sci-Fi Anime Series For Skydance