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David Ellison      

CEO, Skydance

David Ellison is Chief Executive Officer of Skydance, the diversified media company he founded in 2010 to create elevated, event-level, commercial entertainment for global audiences. As CEO, he sets and executes the strategic vision for the company: to create memorable experiences by building immersive worlds and bringing exceptionally crafted stories to life across time and platforms. Under David’s leadership, Skydance has produced blockbuster and award-winning films including True Grit, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Jack Reacher, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, World War Z, Star Trek Into Darkness, Terminator Genisys and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Star Trek Beyond, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and Life. He currently oversees Skydance’s feature film slate, including Geostorm on October 20th and Baywatch on May 25th under the Company’s Uncharted label.

In 2013, David launched Skydance Television, which has produced two Emmy nominated series – Manhattan on WGN America and Grace and Frankie on Netflix – and has a diverse slate of series across various networks, including Grace and Frankie and Altered Carbon on Netflix, Jack Ryan on Amazon, Condor on AT&T Audience Network, Ten Days in the Valley on ABC, and Dietland on AMC.In 2016, David led the Company’s first acquisition – of leading game developer The Workshop Entertainment, Inc. – and formed Skydance Interactive, a dedicated subsidiary that will create and own original video games and virtual reality experiences. The division’s first offering, a VR first-person shooter entitled Archangel, debuts in July, 2017. He is an accomplished pilot and a lifelong film enthusiast. David attended the School of Cinematic Arts at USC and is a member of the Producers Guild of America. He resides in Southern California with his wife, musician Sandra Lynn.


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