Shannon Olivas Named Communications Chief for David Ellison’s Skydance

Skydance Media, the entertainment company founded by David Ellison, has promoted Shannon Olivas to the post of senior vice president of corporate communications.

The five-year-old company associated with films like “Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation,” “Terminator Genisys” and “True Grit,” elevated Olivas, who joined the company just this summer before the release of the latest “Terminator” film.

In the newly-created job, Olivas will be responsible for communications strategies and for overseeing public relations, both domestically and abroad.

Skydance CEO Ellison praised Olivas for her skills and welcomed her to the company’s leadership team.  She will report to Skydance’s chief marketing officer, Anne Globe, who said that the continued growth of the company makes it the right time “to build out a strong in-house communications function.”

Olivas praised her employer for “building the company into an artist-friendly home over the last couple of years and in doing so, [finding] great success
in both feature film and television.”

Prior to Skydance, Olivas served as a corporate communications executive with the Honest Company, the child and baby products delivery service co-founded by Jessica Alba. Before that, she worked for seven years in communications and investor relations at DreamWorks Animation. She graduated with honors from Syracuse University.

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