Skydance Media

Skydance, fka Skydance Productions, is the diversified media company on a mission to create high-quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences.

Skydance Media brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, and interactive platforms.

Skydance Media was founded in 2010 by David Ellison. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.


Skydance first launched with Feature Films and has since strategically expanded to include Television, Interactive, Animation, New Media and Sports, with studios in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Spain and Canada.


Skydance launched Skydance Interactive, which create and publish original and IP-based virtual reality experiences and video games. Skydance Interactive recently debuted its first original title – Archangel, a story-driven VR shooter.


Skydance formed an animation division to develop and produce a slate of high-end feature films and television series in partnership with Spain’s Ilion Animation Studios, in 2017. Skydance's feature films include Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Annihilation, LIFE, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Star Trek Beyond, and many more.


Skydance is backed by Tencent, KKR, J.P. Morgan Chase, The Ellison family, RedBird Capital Partners, CJ ENM, and others. The company raised $400M in a new strategic investment on Oct 13, 2022. This brings Skydance's total funding to $1.72B to date. The latest round valued the company at over $4B post-money. Skydance was last valued at $2.3B in a financing raised in Feb 2020.



  • Year founded: 2010
  • Funding Info: $1.72B over 4 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Private Equity)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 201-500
  • Business Valuation: Valued at over $4B as of Oct 13, 2022
  • City/Town: Santa Monica
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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