Jesse Sisgold

President & Chief Operating Officer, Skydance Media

Jesse Sisgold

President & Chief Operating Officer, Skydance Media

Biography

As President and Chief Operating Officer of Skydance Media, Jesse helps to set and execute the overall corporate strategy and growth plan for the company, while managing key operations across all units. He also oversees the following divisions: business affairs and business development, interactive and virtual reality, international acquisitions and sales, licensing, and studio facilities and administration. In 2016, Jesse helped to lead Skydance’s first acquisition – of leading game developer The Workshop Entertainment – to form Skydance Interactive. Also, in 2016, he helped to secure a $700 million recapitalization to enable continued growth and expansion, and established Skydance’s first China film co-production with Alibaba Pictures. He oversaw the formation of Skydance’s global television distribution pact with Lionsgate in 2015, which resulted in the launch of Skydance International. In 2015-2016, Jesse oversaw the company’s global film distribution and co-financing pacts with Paramount, Sony, and Warner Bros., as well as distribution and co-production pacts for its current television series with ABC, Amazon, AMC, AT&T Audience Network, Netflix, and Spike. Jesse was recognized on Variety’s “Dealmakers Impact Report” in 2015 and 2016. Prior to Skydance, Jesse served as the managing shareholder of his own boutique entertainment and venture capital law firm and launched the graphic novel and Augmented Reality company Anomaly Productions. He began his career at Heller Ehrman LLP. Jesse is a member of the Television Academy and serves as a board member of UCLA’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability and Angels at Risk. He earned a J.D. with honors from the University of California, Hastings and a B.A. with honors from the University of California, San Diego.

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