Skydance Television has hired former Sony Pictures TV exec Jake Rose as EVP Production. Rose will oversee all television production including comedies, dramas, limited series and mini-series in the newly created post, and will report to Marcy Ross, President of Skydance Television. Rose is coming off a a ten-year stint as head of production for Sony Pictures Television Movies, Mini and Limited-Series Division where he oversaw projects such as Hatfields & McCoys, Coma, and The Company. Before Sony, Rose led Skylark Entertainment, an independent film and television production company in Los Angeles where he produced films including Jim Carrey starrer Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Street Fighter, Election, and several television mini-series including Blonde, about the life of Marilyn Monroe based upon the Joyce Carol Oates novel. Rose previously held executive positions at Walt Disney Studios and motion picture finance and bond company CBC.
“We are thrilled to have Jake Rose joining the Skydance family,” said David Ellison, Skydance CEO. “His extensive experience in the television space will be a great addition to our company and is exactly what we need to continue Skydance’s growth.”
“I am excited to be working with such a dynamic entertainment company who pride themselves on being filmmaker friendly while making incredibly successful popular entertainment,” said Rose. “Working with David, Dana and Marcy is a dream come true and I am honored to be a part of Skydance TV’s expansion.”