Skydance Productions Launches TV Division, Names Veteran Fox Exec as President TVWeek
Skydance Productions announced the creation of a new television division, Skydance TV, which launches May 1. The company named former Fox executive Marcy Ross as president of the new division.
In a statement, David Ellison, president and CEO of Skydance Productions, said: “During her tenure at Fox, Marcy has developed and produced some of the best shows on television that have entertained audiences around the world. We are thrilled to welcome her into the Skydance family to help pioneer our entrance into this wonderful medium of storytelling.”
Commenting in the company announcement, Ross said: "When I met David and the Skydance team, I knew I had found the creative partner I was looking for. I am so impressed with the success that David, Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake are achieving in the feature film side and I trust that once we open our doors wide to the television community, we will find the same success building a fun, nurturing place to create programming.”
Ross previously served as executive vice president of current programming for Fox Broadcasting Company, overseeing a lineup of shows including “Glee,” “House,” “The Simpsons,” “New Girl” and “Family Guy.” She previously served as senior vice president, comedy programming, for Studios USA.