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Marcy Ross to Exit as Skydance TV President

Skydance Media chief creative officer Dana Goldberg will take over in the interim

Skydance Television president Marcy Ross is stepping down from her post. Ross will segue to a producing deal with the indie studio.

She will remain as an executive producer on the ongoing Skydance TV series she had already developed, including “Grace and Frankie,” “Altered Carbon,” “Condor,” “Foundation” and “Jack Ryan.” Ross had been in her role for the last six and a half years, helping to launch the TV division of David Ellison’s film production and financing company.

Skydance Media chief creative officer Dana Goldberg will take over for Ross on an interim basis.

“Six and a half years ago, we had the idea to expand Skydance beyond film into television. Marcy took that idea and through her leadership forged Skydance Television into a reality from the ground up,” Ellison said. “She was responsible for building a bold slate of exciting series such as ‘Grace and Frankie,’ ‘Jack Ryan’ and ‘Altered Carbon’ just to name a few. I’m extremely grateful for her friendship and am pleased we will continue to work with Marcy in her new role as a producer and creator, where I know together we’ll continue to have even more success.”

Prior to Skydance, Ross served as executive vice president of current Programming at Fox.

“Over the past six and a half years, together we have built Skydance Television into a creative haven for writers, actors and directors. I have worked alongside you, the most talented team of executives — some of whom were even with me on day one in our little bungalow on the Paramount lot. We have so much to be proud of — seven seasons of ‘Grace and Frankie,’ ‘Altered Carbon,’ ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,’ ‘Foundation,’ ‘Condor’ –and many exceptional projects in development that are poised for the next wave of pickups,” Ross said in her memo to staff announcing the news.

“Anyone who knows me well knows that I am happiest when I’m in a room with talent — with ideas flying and creating worlds — or on a set, rolling up my sleeves and problem solving. Being in the moment, working closely with artists, is my happy place and that is what I want for my next chapter.”

Deadline first reported the news.

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