EXCLUSIVE: SK World has tapped former Skydance Tv President Marcy Ross as President of SK World Tv, efficient instantly. She can be reporting to SKG Co-CEO’s John Penotti and Santorini Corwin.
SK World signaled a giant TV push final 12 months when the Indie financier and producer employed veteran govt Corwin as co-CEO alongside Penotti with the aim of bolstering its worldwide manufacturing output in each movie and TV within the wake of the corporate’s success with international hits like Loopy Wealthy Asians.
Ross, a popular govt and producer whose resume additionally contains an EVP stint on the Fox community, will now lead the foremost enlargement of SKG’s TV division with the mandate and sources to construct the preeminent unbiased studio for cross cultural tales within the rising market for premium international content material.
“We have now the best respect for Marcy’s style, creativity, and entrepreneurship and we’re thrilled to have her be part of our firm and our mission,” Penotti and Corwin stated. “We’re sure Marcy can be a useful a part of our future endeavors at SK World.”
Ross launched Skydance Tv in 2013, constructing David Ellison‘s movie manufacturing and financing firm’s TV division right into a prolific unbiased studio. Throughout her tenure, Ross developed and, together with Ellison, govt produced eight scripted on-air sequence for broadcast, cable and streaming networks. The record contains one of many longest-running sequence on Netflix, Grace and Frankie, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, and flagship Amazon drama Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,headlined by John Krasinski. Ross stepped down as Skydance TV President in January when she segued to a producing cope with the corporate.
“Once I left my place at Skydance to supply particular person tasks for the corporate, I did so with completely no intention of returning to the manager ranks,” Ross stated. “However after I met Santorini and John and heard what they have been constructing, I fell in love with their imaginative and prescient to make exhibits for a worldwide viewers. I look ahead to working with the SKG staff on bringing the following nice tales to the world.”
Previous to Skydance TV, Ross served as EVP Present Programming at Fox, the place she oversaw such widespread/award-winning scripted sequence as Glee, New Woman, Bones, Household Man, Homeand 24.Earlier than that, Ross labored at Studios USA as SVP Comedy Programming; at The Jim Henson Co. as SVP Inventive Affairs; and at Sandollar TV as VP, the place she helped develop Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
SK World, based by Co-Chairmen Sidney Kimmel and Robert Friedland and based mostly in Santa Monica and Singapore, is the merged mixture of Ivanhoe Photos, a global, local-language content material firm, and Sidney Kimmel Leisure, the veteran unbiased movie financeand manufacturing entity. SK World at the moment is in lively manufacturing on a number of tasks in phases of late stage improvement for movie and tv content material in China, India, Latin America, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, along with america.
The corporate just lately accomplished principal images on the function drama Palmer, starring Justin Timberlake, and is in post-production on the English-language movie India Sweets and Spices,a culturally particular diaspora comedy set in an Indian-American group.
Moreover, SK World is actively creating The Baccarat Machinewith Awkwafina set to star; Netflix’s Thai Cave Rescuesequence with Jon M. Chu and Nattawut “Baz” Poonpiriya hooked up to co-produce and co-direct; and an adaptation of the bestselling novel Billion Greenback Whale,which provides a definitive inside account of Malaysia’s surprising 1MDB money-laundering scandal.