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David Ellison’s Skydance Media Donates $1M to Support Humanitarian Relief Amid Israel Crisis

Skydance Media, led by David Ellison, has committed $1 million to humanitarian relief efforts in Israel and the region after Hamas terror attacks that hit the country over the weekend. The funds will go to American Friends of Magen David Adom through an employee match program subsidized in part by CEO Ellison. “Skydance stands with Israel, strongly condemns […]

Jason T. Reed Named Head of Skydance Sports

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 […]

Skydance Secures New $1B Credit Facility With JPMorgan

In a difficult credit market, David Ellison’s Skydance Media has secured a new $1 billion credit facility, giving the film and TV studio enhanced flexibility to invest in its business lines, which include a growing animation business and a recently launched joint venture with the NFL. The new five-year credit line replaces a 2021 $500 […]

NFL and Skydance Media Partner on New Sports Content Joint Venture

The NFL and Skydance Media are launching a new joint venture, one that will combine assets from NFL Films and Skydance Sports to create what they are betting can be “the premier global multi-sports production studio.” Both the NFL, through its investment arm 32 Equity, and Skydance Media are making “substantial” investments in the JV, […]

Skydance Lands $400M Investment to Expand Animation, Sports, Interactive Ambitions

Nearly five months after launching Top Gun: Maverick in theaters, where it would jet off to become the top grossing film globally so far this year with $1.4 billion, producer David Ellison has landed a new investor to broaden his firm’s entertainment ambitions. The mogul’s Skydance Media said Thursday it secured $400 million in funding […]

Kylian Mbappé Inks First Look Deal With Skydance Sports (Exclusive)

International soccer star Kylian Mbappé and his production banner, Zebra Valley, have signed a multiyear first-look deal with Skydance Sports, the sports content division of Skydance Media. The star of Paris Saint-Germain Ligue 1 club and France’s national soccer team will work with Skydance Sports to develop and produce a slate of cross-platform scripted and […]

Matchbox Car Movie In Development at Mattel, Skydance

Joining the ranks of Polly Pocket, Uno and Masters of the Universe, Matchbox is the latest toy line to get the movie treatment from Mattel Films. Mattel is partnering with Skydance for the project based on the toy vehicle line, which was popularized in the ’50s and ’60s as miniatures of cars that were small […]

Box Office: Tom Cruise’s ‘Top Gun 2’ Rockets to Record $160.5M Opening

Superheroes and horror aren’t the only game in town anymore at the pandemic-era box office. In a promising sign for the summer season, Paramount and Skydance’s Top Gun: Maverick scored the best Memorial Day opening of all time with a projected three-day domestic haul of $126.7 million and $160.5 million for the four days. Pirates […]

Skydance, Religion of Sports Ink Wide-Ranging Content Deal

Religion of Sports — the production company founded by former NFL quarterback Tom Brady, Good Morning America co-anchor Michael Strahan and filmmaker Gotham Chopra — and Skydance Sports, the sports content division of Skydance Media, have signed a content deal covering scripted television, documentaries and podcasts. The first scripted project in development (and the first […]

Jamie Dornan Joins Gal Gadot in Spy Thriller ‘Heart of Stone’

Jamie Dornan will star alongside Gal Gadot in the Netflix and Skydance Media spy thriller Heart of Stone. The potential franchise-starter that has The Aeronauts filmmaker Tom Harper on board to direct is written by Greg Rucka and Allison Schroeder. There’s no word on the film’s plot. The producer credits are shared by Skydance’s David […]

Hollywood Stakeholders Talk Return to Production at THR’s Virtual Power Lawyers Event

Over the course of the COVID-19 chaos, productions stalled, television season were halved, and once theatrically bound films went day-and-date on studio streaming services. Lawyers across the industry were there to create order amid the mess, which made the post-pandemic landscape a fitting topic for The Hollywood Reporter‘s virtual Power Lawyers celebration. The 15th annual […]