EXECUTIVE TEAM

  • David Ellison

    Chief Executive Officer

    David Ellison is Chief Executive Officer of Skydance Media, the diversified media company he founded in 2010 to create elevated, event-level, entertainment for global audiences. As CEO, he sets and executes the strategic vision for the company across all of its divisions: feature film, television, interactive and animation. David currently oversees Skydance’s upcoming film slate including Gemini Man, Terminator: Dark Fate, 6 Underground, Top Gun: Maverick, The Old Guard, Ghost Draft (working title) and the upcoming seventh and eighth installments of the Mission: Impossible series. Under his leadership, Skydance has produced a number of blockbuster and critically acclaimed films including the recent Mission: Impossible – Fallout and Annihilation, Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond, the Jack Reacher and G.I. Joe films, Life, Geostorm and the Academy Award® nominated True Grit. In 2013, David launched Skydance Television, which boasts a diverse slate of series including three Emmy® nominated series: Grace and Frankie and Altered Carbon on Netflix and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon. The slate also includes Condor on AT&T Audience Network and Foundation on Apple TV+. In 2016, David formed Skydance Interactive, a dedicated subsidiary that creates and owns original virtual reality games and licensing. The studio’s library includes the critically acclaimed VR mech-shooter game Archangel: Hellfire, and the upcoming The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners. Through a partnership with Spain’s Ilion Animation studio, David launched an animation division at Skydance in 2017, with the purpose of producing a bold and original slate of high-end animated feature films and television series. The division’s animated feature film slate includes LuckSplit (working title) and Powerless (working title). In 2018, David announced that Skydance had entered into a partnership with Tencent Holdings Limited, a leading provider of Internet value added services in China. David is an accomplished pilot and a lifelong film enthusiast. He attended the School of Cinematic Arts at USC and is a member of the Producers Guild of America as well as the Television Academy. He resides in Southern California with his wife, musician Sandra Lynn.

  • Dana Goldberg

    Chief Creative Officer

    As Chief Creative Officer of Skydance, Dana Goldberg helps to set and execute the Company's overall creative vision across its feature film, television and animation units. She oversees Skydance’s feature film slate which includes Gemini Man, Terminator: Dark Fate, 6 Underground, Top: Gun Maverick, The Old Guard, Ghost Draft (working title) and the upcoming seventh and eighth installments of the critically acclaimed Mission: Impossible series. Dana also helps to oversee Skydance’s animated slate including the films Luck, Split (working title) and Powerless (working title). In addition to feature films, Goldberg has creative oversight of Skydance Television’s slate of original series which includes three Emmy® nominated series: Grace and Frankie and Altered Carbon on Netflix and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon. The slate also includes Condor on AT&T Audience Network and Foundation on Apple TV+. Goldberg joined Skydance in 2010 as President of Production, and was responsible for the entire film slate, which has included Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Ghost Protocol, the Jack Reacher films, Terminator: Genisys, Life, Geostorm, World War Z, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and True Grit. Prior to joining Skydance, Goldberg served as President of Production at Village Roadshow Pictures where she oversaw and served as executive producer on many of the studio’s blockbuster and award-winning films including, I Am Legend and Happy Feet. Before Village Roadshow, Goldberg served as Vice President of Production at Baltimore/Spring Creek Pictures. She has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2007 and is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Television Academy. Goldberg holds a B.A. degree from the University of Missouri.

  • Jesse Sisgold

    President & Chief Operating Officer

    As President and Chief Operating Officer of Skydance Media, Jesse helps to set and execute the overall strategy and growth plan for the company, while managing key operations across all units. He also oversees business and legal affairs, corporate development, digital and interactive entertainment, international distribution and co-productions, licensing, and television physical production for the company, and manages relationships across all distribution and co-financing partners. In 2018, Jesse was instrumental in forming a broad strategic partnership with Tencent Holdings Limited to bolster Skydance’s footprint in China for its films, as well as its television, gaming and virtual reality – areas of recent aggressive expansion for Skydance. In 2017, he facilitated a multi-year renewal of Skydance’s first-look production and global distribution deal with Paramount, while also helping to create a slate partnership with Ilion Animation in Madrid, leading to the launch of Skydance Animation. In 2016, Jesse took a leadership role in Skydance’s first acquisition – of game developer The Workshop Entertainment – to form Skydance Interactive, as well as in securing a $700 million recapitalization to enable continued growth and expansion. Jesse has also been listed in Variety’s Dealmakers Impact Report in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Before joining Skydance, Jesse served as the managing shareholder of his own boutique entertainment and venture capital law firm and launched the graphic novel and augmented reality company Anomaly Productions. He began his career at Heller Ehrman LLP. Jesse is a member of the Television Academy and serves as a board member of UCLA’s Institute of Environment and Sustainability and Angels at Risk. He earned a J.D. with honors from the University of California, Hastings and a B.A. with honors from the University of California, San Diego.

  • Larry Wasserman

    Chief Financial Officer

    As Chief Financial Officer of Skydance, Larry Wasserman is responsible for all of the Company’s finance, accounting and administrative operations, and he also supports the analysis and execution of new business initiatives across the organization. In 2016, Larry led the Company’s $700 million recapitalization to fund growth and expansion across its feature film, television, interactive and animation businesses. He was also at the forefront of Skydance’s first acquisition – of game developer The Workshop Entertainment – to form Skydance Interactive, a dedicated subsidiary that creates and owns original video games and virtual reality experiences. Prior to Skydance, Larry was the Chief Financial Officer at DreamWorks Studios, where he oversaw all financial activities and several divisions of the independent film studio and played a key role in re-launching the company in 2008. Prior to DreamWorks, Larry held management positions in the Business Development and Strategic Planning group at Universal Pictures. He began his career at Greenwich Associates. He is a member of the Television Academy. Larry holds a B.A. degree from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

  • Anne Globe

    Chief Marketing Officer

    As Chief Marketing Officer of Skydance, Anne Globe leads all of the Company’s strategic marketing, branding, corporate communications, publicity, licensing, promotional, consumer products and franchise development efforts. Anne oversees marketing efforts for Skydance’s recent high-profile blockbusters including Mission: Impossible – Fallout and the upcoming film slate: Gemini Man, Terminator: Dark Fate, 6 Underground, Top Gun: Maverick, The Old Guard, Ghost Draft (working title) and the seventh and eighth installments of the Mission: Impossible series. Anne also oversees the marketing for Skydance Animation’s feature slate: Luck, Split (working title) and Powerless (working title). She spearheads marketing initiatives for Skydance Television’s diverse slate of series including three Emmy® nominated series: Grace and Frankie and Altered Carbon on Netflix and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon. The slate also includes Condor on AT&T Audience Network and Foundation on Apple TV+. Additionally, she oversees marketing for Skydance Interactive including the mech-shooter game Archangel: Hellfire and the upcoming The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners. Prior to Skydance, Anne served as Chief Marketing Officer for DreamWorks Animation, where she oversaw marketing for a number of beloved worldwide franchises, including Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon. She previously served in marketing roles at Universal Studios and The Walt Disney Studios. Anne has been recognized on Variety’s “Marketing Impact Report” in 2016 and 2017, Fast Company’s 2014 “Most Creative People in Business” list, on THR’s “Women in Hollywood” list and with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2012 “Woman of the Year” award. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the American Film Institute. Globe holds a B.S. degree from Syracuse University.

  • Marcy Ross

    President, Skydance Television

    As President of Skydance Television, Marcy Ross is responsible for the Company’s diverse television slate which currently includes three Emmy® nominated series: Grace and Frankie and Altered Carbon on Netflix and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime. The current slate also includes Condor on AT&T Audience Network and Foundation on Apple TV+. She joined Skydance in 2013 and launched its television division with two straight-to-series projects: Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated Grace and Frankie and the Emmy® winning Manhattan for WGN America. Prior to Skydance, Marcy served as Executive Vice President of Current Programming at Fox, where she was responsible for many long-running, critically acclaimed scripted series, including GleeThe SimpsonsNew GirlBonesRaising HopeFamily GuyHouse and 24. Prior to Fox, Marcy developed such cult favorites as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Farscape. She is a member of the Television Academy. Marcy holds a B.A. degree from Florida State University.

  • Don Granger

    President, Feature Film Production

    As President of Feature Film Production at Skydance, Don Granger is responsible for overseeing the development and production of the Company’s robust feature film slate, including Gemini Man, Terminator: Dark Fate, 6 Underground, Top Gun: Maverick, The Old Guard, Ghost Draft (working title) and the upcoming seventh and eighth installments of the critically acclaimed Mission: Impossible series. Don has over 30 years of experience in shepherding tentpole films, serving as producer on past Skydance releases including Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Annihilation, Geostorm, Life, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Prior to joining Skydance, Don served as President of Motion Picture Production at United Artists, where he ran the day-to-day development and production operations for five years. Before that, he oversaw production, development and operations at C/W Productions as a senior executive, where he helped bring War of the WorldsMission: Impossible III and Elizabethtown to the big screen. He also served as Producer on Ask the Dust and The Eye and as Executive Producer on Death Race. Prior to C/W, he served as Executive Vice President of Motion Picture Production at Paramount Pictures, where he was responsible for supervising such blockbuster franchises as Mission: Impossible, Star TrekTomb Raider and the Jack Ryan films, as well as Patriot GamesClear and Present DangerSum of All FearsVarsity BluesThe SaintKiss the GirlsAlong Came a Spider and the Academy Award®-winning Saving Private Ryan, among others. Before his time at Paramount, Granger served as a creative executive and producer at the Mutual Film Company, The Weintraub Entertainment Group and Touchstone Pictures. Granger is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Producers Guild. He holds a B.A. degree from Yale University and resides in Southern California with his family.

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