Skydance Media

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Skydance Media
Industry Motion Pictures
Founded 2010; 7 years ago (2010)
Founder David Ellison
Headquarters Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Key people
David Ellison, CEO
Dana Goldberg, CCO
Jesse Sisgold, COO
Marcy Ross, President (TV)
Owner David Ellison
Divisions Skydance Television
Skydance Interactive
Subsidiaries The Workshop Entertainment

Skydance Media (formerly known as Skydance Productions) is an American film and television production company based at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California. Founded by David Ellison in 2010, the company raised $350 million to co-produce and co-finance films with Paramount.[1] Skydance is responsible for the 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, Star Trek Beyond and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

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.[3] They also acquired the rights for producing a live-action television series based on the Sword Art Online franchise.

On March 16, 2017, Skydance launched an animation unit [4]by forming a multi-year partnership with Madrid-based Ilion Animation Studios. Two projects are already in the works with one of the them eyeing a 2019 release.

Skydance’s future feature film slate includes Baywatch, Geostorm, and Annihilation.



Release Title Co-Production Partners
December 22, 2010 True Grit Paramount Pictures
December 21, 2011 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot Productions, Cruise/Wagner Productions
December 19, 2012 The Guilt Trip Paramount Pictures
December 21, 2012 Jack Reacher Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions
March 28, 2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount Pictures, Hasbro Studios
May 16, 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot Productions, K/O Paper Products
June 21, 2013 World War Z Paramount Pictures, Plan B Entertainment, GK Films
January 17, 2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Paramount Pictures
July 1, 2015 Terminator Genisys Paramount Pictures
July 31, 2015 Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot Productions, Cruise/Wagner Productions
July 22, 2016 Star Trek Beyond Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot Productions, Sneaky Shark, Perfect Storm Entertainment
October 21, 2016 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions
March 24, 2017 Life Columbia Pictures


Release Title Co-Production Partners
May 26, 2017 Baywatch under Uncharted; Paramount Pictures, The Montecito Picture Company
October 20, 2017 Geostorm Warner Bros., Electric Entertainment
July 27, 2018 Mission: Impossible 6 Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot Productions
TBA Annihilation Paramount Pictures
TBA World War Z 2 Paramount Pictures, Plan B Entertainment
TBA Gemini Man[5]



  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. 
  4. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (March 16, 2017). "Skydance Launches Animation Studio With Spain-Based Ilion". Deadline. Retrieved March 16, 2017. 
  5. ^ McNary, Dave. "Ang Lee Eyes Sci-Fi Actioner 'Gemini Man' at Skydance". Variety. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 

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