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Jason T. Reed Named Head of Skydance Sports

October 5, 2023

Film executive Jason T. Reed has been named the head of Skydance Sports, the joint studio venture formed by Skydance Media and the NFL.

Reed most recently ran his own film and television production company and will now lead the development and production of Skydance Sports’ sport-driven scripted and unscripted content, documentaries, and events. He will report to the company board of directors, run by recently appointed chairman, Jesse Sisgold, Skydance Media’s president and chief operating officer.

At his self-titled production company, Reed produced Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes and the live-action feature film adaptation of Mulan. Working in international production and franchise management at The Walt Disney Company, Reed also oversaw films such as the National Treasure franchise, Alice in Wonderland, Pearl Harbor, Armageddon and Enchanted. He has worked on sports features such as Prefontaine, The Waterboy and The Greatest Game Ever Played.

After Skydance Media launched in 2021, the studio and the NFL teamed up on the joint venture, Skydance Sports in 2022. One of the first projects is a docuseries about Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the team.

In addition to appointing Reed, Jon Weinbach, president of Skydance Sports, will now focus on overseeing Skydance’s unscripted and documentary slate, which included NFL Draft: The Pick Is In and Kelce, a feature documentary about Philadelphia Eagles lineman Jason Kelce. Don Granger, president of features at Skydance, will also work on Skydance Sports. The studio has also formed a television division with a yet unnamed lead.

“Jason is an outstanding executive with a proven track record of running complex organizations and producing top-quality films and series. His versatility, creative sensibility, and expertise launching some of the world’s most recognizable franchises is a boon to Skydance Sports, as we look to harness our early successes and scale the global footprint of the studio,” Sisgold said.

“I have always been drawn to sports stories because of their powerful ability to reveal character and explore themes. It is an incredible opportunity to work with both Skydance and the NFL; two organizations uniquely positioned at the top of their industries to grow in a dynamic media landscape. As we continue to work with the world’s premier filmmakers, documentarians, brands, and athletes, across all sports, we could not have better partners to bring these stories to life,” Reed said.