Skydance Media


China’s Tencent buys stake in Altered Carbon producer

Chinese online giant Tencent has bought a significant minority stake in US-based producer Skydance Media. The exact size and cost of the deal was not revealed, but the agreement does show Chinese firms are still in the market for Hollywood assets. The Chinese government has seesawed on its approval of foreign acquisitions, while Donald Trump’s […]

Skydance names ex-DreamWorks exec animation president

Skydance Media has named former DreamWorks Animation exec Bill Damaschke as president of animation and family entertainment, effective immediately. In the newly created role, Damaschke will curate and oversee a team dedicated to creating animated and hybrid family programming, in conjunction with the company feature film and TV divisions. Damaschke will report to chief creative […]

Skydance sets production deal with Dietland pair

Santa Monica-based media firm Skydance has formed a production agreement with the veteran producers behind upcoming AMC drama Dietland. The deal will see Grace and Frankie producer Skydance working with Mockingbird Pictures, which To the Bone and Wakefield producers Bonnie Curtis (below left) and Julie Lynn (right) operate, on feature films and television series. They […]

Nat Geo teams with Jay Z, ups scripted commitment

National Geographic is teaming up with rapper Jay Z and The Weinstein Company to make a doc series, Race (WT). The Fox-owned channels group announced the project at its upfront, alongside a raft of other projects, including three new drama series. Race will be based on Jay Z: The War on Drugs is an Epic […]

Grace and Frankie studio raises $700m

Skydance Media, the US film and television studio behind series such as Grace and Frankie and upcoming Altered Carbon, has raised US$700 million in funding. This will be used to finance ongoing business in Skydance’s studio units, as well as acquisitions and productions coming from its Skydance International arm. The firm’s TV arm, Skydance Television, […]

Skydance weighs Dietland drama with Noxon

Manhattan studio Skydance Media is working on a scripted series from writer-producer Marti Noxon set in the weight-loss industry. Dietland is an adaptation of a novel of the same name from Sarai Walker, and is the first fruits of a new multiyear agreement Noxon and Skydance Television, the TV arm of US-based Skydance. Noxon is […]