Former Skydance Television president Marcy Ross is joining SK Global as president of the US-Asia independent’s new TV division.
The company said Ross will lead an expansion of the division with a focus on “cross cultural stories in the growing marketplace for premium global content.”
Ross left Skydance in January, having launched that company’s TV division in 2013. It makes series including Netflix’s Grace And Frankie, and Amazon’s Jack Ryan.
Before Skydance, Ross was a programming executive at the Fox broadcast network and Studios USA.
SK Global, based in Los Angeles and Singapore with offices in Mumbai and New York, was formed by the merger of international local-language content company Ivanhoe Pictures and film finance and production company Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.
Best known for hit feature Crazy Rich Asians, SK Global makes Hindi-language Netflix series Delhi Crime and is developing TV projects including Netflix’s Thai Cave Rescue series with Jon M Chu and Nattawut ‘Baz’ Poonpiriya attached to co-produce and co-direct.
Commenting on Ross’s appointment, SK Global co-CEO’s John Penotti and Charlie Corwin said: “We have the greatest respect for Marcy’s taste, creativity, and entrepreneurship and we are thrilled to have her join our company and our mission. Her esteem throughout the industry is the earned result of a consistent track record of great work, whether at a major network like Fox, or in building a division from the ground up at Skydance. We are certain Marcy will be an invaluable part of our future endeavours at SK Global.”
Ross added: “When I left my position at Skydance to produce individual projects for the company, I did so with absolutely no intention of returning to the executive ranks. But when I met Charlie and John and heard what they were building, I fell in love with their vision to make shows for a global audience. I look forward to working with the SKG team on bringing the next great stories to the world.”