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 David Ellison
Divisions Skydance Television
Skydance Interactive
Subsidiaries The Workshop Entertainment[1]

Skydance Media (formerly known as Skydance Productions) 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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]



Release Title Co-Production Partners
September 22, 2006 Flyboys Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Ingenious Film Partners, Electric Entertainment


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
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, K/O Paper Products


Release Title Co-Production Partners
October 21, 2016 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions
January 13, 2017 Geostorm Warner Bros. Pictures, Electric Entertainment
March 24, 2017 Life Columbia Pictures
June 9, 2017 World War Z 2 Paramount Pictures, Plan B Entertainment
2017 The Hitman's Bodyguard Lionsgate
May 11, 2018 Life Of The Party Warner Bros. Pictures, Gary Sanchez Productions, On the Day Productions


Year Title
2014 Manhattan
2015 Grace and Frankie


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