|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)|
Ellison is the son of billionaire Oracle Corporation CEO Larry Ellison, and Barbara Boothe. He has one sister, film producer Megan Ellison. His paternal grandmother was of Jewish descent and his paternal grandfather was of Italian descent.
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 ParFection: The Golf Movie.
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. He married Sandra Lynn Modic, an actress and singer, on October 1, 2011.
- Star Blazers (TBA)
- Terminator 5 (2015) - producer
- World War Z (2013) - executive producer
- Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) - executive producer
- G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) - executive producer
- Jack Reacher (2012) - producer
- The Guilt Trip (2012) - executive producer
- Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) - executive producer
- True Grit (2010) - executive producer
- Flyboys (2006) - Eddie Beagle
- Matthew Symonds, Larry Ellison. Software: An Intimate Portrait of Larry Ellison and Oracle Simon and Schuster, 2004. pp332-333
- 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
- Sandy Modic
- Sandra Lynn website Bio retrieved April 27, 2012
- Chris McQuarrie To Direct ‘Star Blazers’ From ’70s Sci-Fi Anime Series For Skydance
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