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David Ellison


David Ellison (born January 9, 1983) is an American film producer and actor, the son of multi-billionaire Larry Ellison, and the founder and CEO of Skydance Media.


David Ellison was born in Santa Clara County, California. He is the son of billionaire Oracle Corporation co-founder and chairman Larry Ellison, and his ex-wife, Barbara Boothe Ellison.


 His father is of Italian and Jewish heritage. David attended the University of Southern California. He has one sister, film producer Megan Ellison, who founded Annapurna Pictures.


Ellison is the CEO and founder of Skydance Media. In 2010, with his father then the sixth richest person in the world, and a partnership deal with Paramount, Skydance was able to raise $350 million in equity and credit to co-finance and co-produce movies. 


The company's films include Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Annihilation, World War Z, True Grit, Jack Reacher, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek Beyond, and many more. With the 2010 transaction, Ellison was named to Variety's Dealmaker list for 2010 and the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2011.


As an actor, Ellison has performed in the films Flyboys, Little Fish, Strange Pond, and Hole in One.

Ellison's company Skydance Media expanded in 2013 with the launch of its television division. He has executive produced shows such as Altered Carbon, and Grace and Frankie.

In 2014, Ellison launched a new line of men's clothing, called the “LANAI Collection.”


In 2017, Ellison helped launch Skydance Animation in partnership with Spain's Ilion Animation Studios.

In 2018, he announced that Skydance Media had partnered with Tencent Holdings Limited.


Ellison is a licensed pilot with instrument ratings for helicopter aviation, aerobatics, commercial aviation, fixed-wing aircraft, and multi-engine aircraft. In 2003, aged 20, he was selected to perform as part of Sean D. Tucker's "Stars of Tomorrow" aerobatic team at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.


Ellison is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Television Academy.

He married Sandra Lynn Modic, an actress, and singer, on October 1, 2011, in Palm Springs, California.