Skydance Media

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Skydance Media
Industry Motion Pictures
Founded 2010
Founder David Ellison, CEO
Dana Goldberg, CCO
Jesse Sisgold, COO
Marcy Ross, President (TV)
Headquarters Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Key people
David Ellison
Dana Goldberg
Owner Private

Skydance Media is an American film and television production company based at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, California. Founded by David Ellison in 2010, the company raised $350 million to co-produce and co-finance films with Paramount Pictures.[1] Skydance is responsible for feature-length films including True Grit, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Star Trek Into Darkness, World War Z, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Terminator Genisys and Star Trek Beyond.

In 2013, Skydance launched Skydance Television, hiring Marcy Ross as President.[2] The production company's first television series, Manhattan, premiered on WGN America on July 27, 2014. Their second series, Grace and Frankie, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, and created by Marta Kauffman, premiered on Netflix on May 8, 2015.

Skydance’s future feature film slate includes Star Trek Beyond, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back and Geostorm. The company’s current television series are Grace and Frankie on Netflix and Manhattan on WGN America.[3]


Year Title Co-Production Partners
2010 True Grit Paramount Pictures
2011 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot Productions, Cruise/Wagner Productions
2012 The Guilt Trip Paramount Pictures
Jack Reacher Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions
2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount Pictures, Hasbro
Star Trek Into Darkness Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot Productions
World War Z Paramount Pictures, Plan B Entertainment, GK Films
2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Paramount Pictures
2015 Terminator Genisys Paramount Pictures
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot Productions, Cruise/Wagner Productions
2016 Star Trek Beyond Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot Productions, K/O Paper Products
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Paramount Pictures
2017 Geostorm Warner Bros. Pictures, Electric Entertainment


Year Title
2014 Manhattan
2015 Grace and Frankie
TBA Altered Carbon
TBA Red Mars


  1. ^ Claudia Eller (August 16, 2010). "David Ellison raises $350 million to co-fund movies with Paramount". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ Lacey Rose (April 3, 2013). "Skydance Productions to Launch TV Division, Taps Former Fox Exec Marcy Ross as President". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ "ABOUT THE COMPANY - Skydance Productions". Skydance Productions. Retrieved 2016-01-26. 

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