|Formerly||Skydance Productions (2006–2016)|
|Founded||April 4, 2006|
|Headquarters||Santa Monica, California, United States|
Skydance Media, LLC (formerly known as Skydance Productions) is an American production company based in Santa Monica, California. Founded by David Ellison in 2006, the company entered a five-year partnership to co-produce and co-finance films with Paramount Pictures starting in 2009, and has renewed the agreement twice out to 2021. The company specializes in movies, animation, television and video games.
Skydance Productions was formed in 2006 by David Ellison. The firm's first film was Flyboys in 2006, starring Ellison and co-financed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
In the fall of 2009, Skydance and Paramount Pictures signed a five-year co-financing, production and distribution agreement, with Paramount holding the additional option of distribution. Before August 2010, Skydance hired Dana Goldberg, formerly of Village Roadshow Pictures, to oversee development and production. In August 2010, with the Paramount partnership and an equity investment by the then sixth richest person in the world, Ellison's father and Oracle Corporation co-founder and chairman Larry Ellison, Skydance raised $350 million in equity and credit to co-finance its films.
On October 25, 2011, Skydance tried to sign its own first production client with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci of K/O Paper Products, but the deal was never materialized.
On May 1, 2013, Skydance launched Skydance Television, hiring Marcy Ross as division president. Carolyn Harris joined Skydance Television as vice president a month later. Skydance renewed it slate deal with Paramount in the summer of 2013 for four more years.
In 2014, Jesse Sisgold joined Skydance as President of Business Affairs & Strategic Planning and later that year was upped to Chief Operating Officer. He was again promoted in 2017 to President & COO.
In March 2014, Don Granger joined the company as the newly created post EVP Feature Productions, and he would report to Dana Goldberg, company's chief creative officer.
In March 2015, Anne Globe joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer.
Later that same year, Skydance raised $700 million in new financing. The refinancing included $200 million in equity from a group of investors, and a $500 million line of credit from J.P. Morgan Chase. On May 3, 2016, Skydance Media used part of its new financing to purchase game developer The Workshop Entertainment, Inc. The Workshop Entertainment was renamed and organized as Skydance Interactive, LLC. David Ellison's company also created a production label named Uncharted in December 2016 in order to house content that falls outside of the action, sci-fi or fantasy genre.
On March 16, 2017, Skydance launched the Skydance Animation division by forming a multi-year partnership with Madrid-based Ilion Animation Studios. Two projects are in the works, with one of them originally projected for a March 2021 release. In August 2017, Skydance and Paramount renewed their slate deal for another four years to 2021, with the addition of Skydance's animated films for distribution.
On January 25, 2018, Tencent bought a 5% to 10% minority stake. Jun Oh was hired by Skydance Media as head of theatrical, interactive and legal affairs in October 2018.
In February 2020, RedBird Capital Partners and CJ ENM invested in the company. More recently, the company signed a first look television deal with Exile Content Studio. Even more recently, the company signed a first look deal with Impact, a company owned by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer for television productions.
On October 20, 2021, Skydance tapped veteran producer Jon Weinbach to lead a new sports division called Skydance Sports, a new unit will develop scripted and unscripted sports-related content.
In January 2022, Skydance formed a multi-year feature film deal with Apple TV+, ending its deal with Paramount. However, Skydance will continue to work with Paramount on franchises such as Mission: Impossible and Transformers.
|September 22, 2006||Flyboys||Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Ingenious Media and Electric Entertainment||MGM Distribution Co.|
|December 22, 2010||True Grit||Mike Zoss Productions and Scott Rudin Productions||Paramount Pictures|
|December 21, 2011||Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol||Bad Robot Productions and TC Productions|
|December 19, 2012||The Guilt Trip||Michaels/Goldwyn|
|December 21, 2012||Jack Reacher||TC Productions|
|March 28, 2013||G.I. Joe: Retaliation||Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Hasbro Studios and Di Bonaventura Pictures|
|May 16, 2013||Star Trek Into Darkness||Bad Robot Productions and K/O Paper Products|
|June 21, 2013||World War Z||Hemisphere Media Capital, Plan B Entertainment and GK Films|
|January 17, 2014||Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit||Di Bonaventura Pictures and Mace Neufeld Productions|
|July 1, 2015||Terminator Genisys||China Movie Channel|
|July 31, 2015||Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation||Bad Robot Productions, Alibaba Pictures, China Movie Channel and TC Productions|
|July 22, 2016||Star Trek Beyond||Alibaba Pictures, Huahua Media, Bad Robot Productions, Sneaky Shark Productions and Perfect Storm Entertainment|
|October 21, 2016||Jack Reacher: Never Go Back||TC Productions, Shanghai Film Group and Huahua Media|
|March 24, 2017||Life||Columbia Pictures and Mockingbird Pictures||Sony Pictures Releasing|
|May 25, 2017||Baywatch||under Uncharted; Shanghai Film Group, Huahua Media, Seven Bucks Productions, The Montecito Picture Company, Fremantle Productions and Flynn Picture Company||Paramount Pictures|
|October 20, 2017||Geostorm||Electric Entertainment and RatPac-Dune Entertainment||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|February 23, 2018||Annihilation||Scott Rudin Productions and DNA Films||Paramount Pictures|
(U.S. and Chinese distribution)
|July 27, 2018||Mission: Impossible – Fallout||Alibaba Pictures, Bad Robot Productions and TC Productions||Paramount Pictures|
|October 11, 2019||Gemini Man||Alibaba Pictures, Fosun Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films|
|November 1, 2019||Terminator: Dark Fate||Tencent Pictures, TSG Entertainment and Lightstorm Entertainment||Paramount Pictures|
20th Century Fox
|December 13, 2019||6 Underground||Bay Films||Netflix|
|July 10, 2020||The Old Guard||Denver and Delilah Productions and Marc Evans Productions|
|April 30, 2021||Without Remorse||Paramount Pictures, New Republic Pictures, Weed Road Pictures, Outlier Society and Midnight Radio Productions||Amazon Studios|
|July 2, 2021||The Tomorrow War||Paramount Pictures and New Republic Pictures|
|July 23, 2021||Snake Eyes||Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Entertainment One and Di Bonaventura Pictures||Paramount Pictures|
|March 11, 2022||The Adam Project||21 Laps Entertainment and Maximum Effort||Netflix|
|May 27, 2022||Top Gun: Maverick||Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films||Paramount Pictures|
|August 5, 2022||Luck||Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation||Apple Studios|
|September 30, 2022||The Greatest Beer Run Ever||Apple Original Films and Living Films|
|June 9, 2023||Transformers: Rise of the Beasts||Entertainment One, Di Bonaventura Pictures, New Republic Pictures and Bay Films||Paramount Pictures|||
|July 14, 2023||Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One||TC Productions|
|2023||Heart of Stone||Pilot Wave and Mockingbird Pictures||Netflix|||
|June 28, 2024||Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two||TC Productions||Paramount Pictures|
|TBA||Untitled Ben Affleck/Nike film||Skydance Sports, Studio 8, Mandalay Sports Media and Pearl Street Films||Amazon Studios|||
|Spellbound||Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation||Apple Studios|
|Ghosted||Apple Studios and Rhett Reese Productions|||
|The Old Guard 2||Denver and Delilah Productions and Marc Evans Productions||Netflix|||
|Spy Kids: Armageddon||Troublemaker Studios and Spyglass Media Group|||
|The Gorge||Apple Original Films and Crooked Highway||Apple Studios|||
|The Family Plan||Apple Original Films and Municipal Pictures|||
|Pookoo||Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation|
|The Tomorrow War 2||Paramount Pictures||Amazon Studios|||
|Star Trek 4||Bad Robot Productions and Sneaky Shark Productions||Paramount Pictures|
|Rainbow Six||Weed Road Pictures, Outlier Society and Midnight Radio Productions|
|G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant||Entertainment One and Di Bonaventura Pictures|
|Summer Frost||Temple Hill Entertainment|||
|Untitled Matchbox film||Mattel Films|||
|Founded||May 1, 2013|
|Marcy Ross (president)|
Carolyn Harris (vice president)
Skydance Television is a television production company launched by Skydance on May 1, 2013. The division was hired by Marcy Ross as division president, and a month later, Carolyn Harris joined Skydance Television as vice president.
|First broadcast||Last broadcast||Title||Network||Seasons||Episodes||Co-Production|
|July 27, 2014||December 15, 2015||Manhattan||WGN America||2||23||Lionsgate Television, Tribune Studios|
|May 8, 2015||April 29, 2022||Grace and Frankie||Netflix||6||78||Okay Goodnight!|
|October 1, 2017||January 6, 2018||Ten Days in the Valley||ABC||1||10||Under Uncharted; Pentimento Productions, Cameron Pictures|
|February 2, 2018||February 27, 2020||Altered Carbon||Netflix||2||18||Virago Productions, Mythology Entertainment, Phoenix Pictures|
|June 4, 2018||July 30, 2018||Dietland||AMC||1||10||Under Uncharted; AMC Studios, Mockingbird Pictures, Tiny Pyro|
|June 6, 2018||TBA||Condor||Audience Network
|2||20||Apophasis Unproductions, MGM Television, Paramount Television Studios|
|August 31, 2018||Jack Ryan||Amazon Prime Video||2||16||Paramount Television Studios, Platinum Dunes, Sunday Night Productions, Genre Arts, Push, Boot.|
|September 24, 2021||Foundation||Apple TV+||1||10||Phantom Four|
|February 4, 2022||Reacher||Amazon Prime Video||1||8||Paramount Television Studios, Blackjack Films|
|TBA||The Big Door Prize||Apple TV+||1||10||CJ ENM, Studio Dragon|
|Untitled Terminator anime series||1||8||Production I.G|||
|Sword Art Online||TBA||TBA||—|||
|Untitled G.I. Joe Lady Jaye spin-off series||Amazon Prime Video||Paramount Television Studios, Entertainment One|||
|Faster Than Light||TBA||—|||
|Hotel del Luna||Studio Dragon|||
|Untitled Steins;Gate live-action TV series||—|||
|Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella||Nuyorican Productions, Concord Originals|||
|2017||Red Mars||Spike||Based on the Mars trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson|
|2018||Untitled Miraculous live-action TV series||—||Co-production with ZAG Inc. Based on the animated series by Thomas Astruc.|
Skydance Interactive is a game studio focused on developing ambitious titles, managing projects licenses to other developers, and software developing innovative game mechanics and for VR and emerging platforms. The division of Skydance Media was launched in 2016. In 2017, its first VR game, Archangel was launched. The game recently expanded into an online multiplayer upgrade, Archangel: Hellfire.
In 2017, Skydance Interactive partnered with Skybound Entertainment to develop a number of original virtual reality video games based on the expansive world of The Walking Dead universe. The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners was to be the inaugural title co-developed by the two companies. The studio is located in Marina del Rey, CA.
|July 18, 2017||Archangel|
|April 6, 2018||PWND|
|January 23, 2020||The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners|
|2022||The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners - Chapter 2: Retribution|
Main article: Skydance Animation
Skydance Animation is the animation division of Skydance Media, which focuses on animated feature films and television series. It's first film was Luck.
|Amy Hennig (president)|
Skydance New Media is a video game development studio founded by Skydance in November 2019, led by Amy Hennig. In October 2021, the studio announced a planned collaboration with Marvel Entertainment for an action-adventure game. In April 2022, it was announced that Lucasfilm Games would collaborate to make a game based in the Star Wars universe. Some have speculated that the game will be a revival of Project Ragtag, which was also led by Henning.
|TBA||Untitled Captain America / Black Panther Game||Marvel Entertainment|
|Untitled Star Wars Game||Lucasfilm Games|
|Jon Weinbach (president)|
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