Brad Pitt, Paramount Get The Last Laugh As ‘World War Z’ Cracks $500 Million WW To Become His Highest Grossing Film

By | Sunday August 11, 2013 @ 2:42pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Paramount Pictures reports that World War Z had passed the $500 million worldwide gross mark, surpassing Troy’s $497.3 million to become Brad Pitt’s highest grossing film ever. Now, you could argue that WWZ received the benefit of … Read More »

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Paramount Extends Deal With David Ellison’s Skydance

By | Tuesday July 16, 2013 @ 11:00am PDT

Paramount Pictures has extended its relationship with the studio’s most prolific co-financier/producer Skydance Productions, the film producer-financier run by David Ellison, will extend its relationship with the studio for another four years. That keeps in the fold … Read More »

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Skydance Television Taps Carolyn Harris As VP, Bill Bost As Manager Of Development

By | Monday June 24, 2013 @ 12:00pm PDT

Less than two months after its launch, Skydance Television today announced one new hire and a pair of promotions. Carolyn Harris joins … Read More »

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David Ellison’s Skydance Prods. Launches TV Division Headed By Marcy Ross

By | Wednesday April 3, 2013 @ 11:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

David Ellison‘s film production and financing company Skydance is entering the TV business with the May 1 launch of a television division, Skydance TV.  It will be headed by former senior Fox executive Marcy Ross, who will serve as president of Skydance TV. The expansion into TV is part of Skydance’s rapid growth over the past three years. The company was founded by Ellison, son of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, in 2010 when he raised $350 million to co-finance movies with Paramount Pictures that has resulted in such films as Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Jack Reacher, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and the upcoming World War Z and Star Trek Into Darkness. Ross spent the last decade at Fox as SVP and EVP of Current Programming. She has led the network team that oversees all new and returning scripted series, including newcomer The Following, veterans Bones, Family Guy and The Simpsons as well as American Dad, Glee, New Girl, Raising Hope and Touch. “During her tenure at Fox, Marcy has developed and produced some of the best shows on television that have entertained audiences around the world,” Skydance president and CEO Ellison said. “We are thrilled to welcome her into the Skydance family to help pioneer our entrance into this wonderful medium of storytelling.” Read More »

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Rising Scribes Miller & Stentz Follow ‘Thor’ And ‘X-Men: First Class’ With New Deals

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: In the past month, the screenwriting team of Ashley Miller & Zack Stentz have seen their script work on Thor and X-Men: First Class lead to big opening weekends. The scribes are capitalizing on their heat by making film … Read More »

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‘World War Z’ With Brad Pitt And Marc Forster Regroups; Can It Beat Imminent Zombie Pic Infestation?

Mike Fleming

While there have been reports that Paramount might kill World War Z because of a $125 million budget and no partners, I’m hearing that hot and heavy talks are going on with David Ellison’s Skydance and as many as two … Read More »

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