Skydance Names Shannon Olivas Senior VP Corporate Communications

Shannon Olivas - H 2015
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David Ellison's Skydance is Paramount's key partner on marquee film franchises including 'Mission: Impossible' and 'Star Trek.'

David Ellison's Skydance Media has tapped Shannon Olivas to serve in the newly created position of senior vp corporate communications.

Skydance, a film, television, gaming and digital venture, is Paramount's key partner on movie franchises including Mission: Impossible, Star Trek, World War Z and Jack Reacher.

Olivas willl be responsible for devising and implementing communications strategies, and overseeing domestic and international public relations efforts on behalf of Skydance and its properties.

“Shannon has an excellent reputation as a talented and well-respected communications executive within the entertainment industry and I am proud to welcome her to our leadership team,” said Ellison, co-founder and CEO of Skydance.

Olivas will report to Skydance chief marketing officer Anne Globe. "We will benefit from Shannon’s strong media relationships and savvy in communicating business initiatives as she takes on the important new role of leading our overall public relations efforts," said Globe.

Before joining Skydance, Olivas served as vp corporate communications for The Honest Company, prior to which she spent seven years in corporate communications and investor relations at DreamWorks Animation, where Globe also held a top position.