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Jon Weinbach Named President of Skydance Sports

Primetime Emmy and PGA award-winning producer Jon Weinbach has been tapped by Skydance Media to lead Skydance Sports, a new division of the company that will develop premium scripted and unscripted sports-related content. Weinbach, writer and director of “The Last Dance” and “Kareem: Minority of One,” will report to Skydance’s President and COO, Jesse Sisgold. “Jon joins us with a remarkable track record for producing sports stories that capture the hearts of global audiences, and he holds the perfect mix of leadership, experience and deep relationships to help us build Skydance Sports into a premium destination for storytellers and fans alike,”...
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Skydance Taps Last Dance Auteur Jon Weinbach to Lead Sports Unit

Skydance Media—the Santa Monica-based independent studio behind such projects as the Charlize Theron superhero flick, The Old Guard, and the long-gestating theatrical Top Gun: Maverick—is expanding into sports entertainment. Tapped to spearhead the launch of the new Skydance Sports division is longtime Mandalay Sports Media exec Jon Weinbach, who produced the 2020 ESPN Michael Jordan miniseries, The Last Dance. Weinbach joins Skydance as president of the fledgling sports unit. He reports to Skydance president and COO Jesse Sisgold. A former staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal—among his more memorable pieces was a 2007 deconstruction of Ohio State’s then-$109.4 million sports budget—Weinbach began directing and producing...
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Skydance Taps Veteran Producer Jon Weinbach To Head New Sports Division

Skydance Media is branching into sports, and has tapped veteran producer Jon Weinbach to lead the effort. Weinbach, a former EVP at Mandalay Sports Media and Tollin Productions whose credits include The Last Dance and Kareem: Minority of One, will be president of Skydance Sports. He will report to Skydance president and COO Jesse Sisgold. The new unit will develop scripted and unscripted sports-related content. In addition to working with creators and producers, Skydance Sports will also look for opportunities for leagues and sports entities interested in finding partners for programming. “Jon possesses an unmatched critical and creative sensibility about the world...
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