EXCLUSIVE: As Skydance Media’s employees, like many round city, break up off and head to their houses to work remotely in the course of the coronavirus local weather, CEO David Ellison shared his immense gratitude in an electronic mail to them, and reassured that the studio can “climate this storm”.
“Let me guarantee you that we’re on this collectively — and I’m assured we’ll emerge from the challenges earlier than us stronger and extra united than ever,” Ellison wrote to employees right this moment.
Certainly, as soon as the nation’s exhibition construction will get again on observe, Skydance, is a large co-financier and producer of a number of Paramount occasion options this 12 months together with Prime Gun: Maverick (Wednesday, June 24), the Charlize Theron motion fantasy film The Outdated Guard, Tom Clancy’s With out Regret (Sept. 18), Snake Eyes (Oct. 23) and the sci-fi Chris Pratt film The Tomorrow Battle (Dec. 25). Thus far, Skydance counts properly over $5.eight billion on the worldwide field workplace.
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Not too long ago, as a result of outbreak of Covid-19 in Italy, the studio and Paramount’s Mission: Not possible 7 was placed on pause, in addition to their 11x Emmy nominated Netflix sequence Grace and Frankie out of security right here in Hollywood, in addition to their AppleTV+ sequence Basis.
Beneath is Ellison’s word to employees:
On the shut of an unprecedented week for our enterprise and for the world, I wished to take a second to thank everybody at Skydance on your continued dedication not solely to the corporate, however to one another.
Let me guarantee you that we’re on this collectively — and I’m assured we’ll emerge from the challenges earlier than us stronger and extra united than ever.
Skydance is uniquely positioned – structurally, financially and creatively – to climate this storm. We now have taken sensible precautionary steps to make sure we will work remotely in a collaborative and secure method for so long as we have to.
Though I understand there will probably be challenges forward, we’ll work diligently to take care of enterprise operations. Thanks to Kathy Dossett, Max Miller and the unimaginable HR, Operations and IT groups for working continuous to make this short-term transition run as easily as potential.
Whereas you’ll stay in common contact along with your managers and divisional leaders, please don’t hesitate to achieve out to HR, IT – or me straight – with any questions or considerations within the coming days. Senior administration and I are right here for every of you.
I’ll proceed to be in common communication as we transfer ahead collectively.