Skydance has developed valuable brands across its four pillars of Film, Television, Animation and Interactive entertainment. They are currently in production on the new Mission: Impossible film starring Tom Cruise, directed by Christopher McQuarrie; Gemini Man starring Will Smith, directed by Ang Lee; the next Terminator film produced by James Cameron, directed by Tim Miller; and two animated films – Luck, written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, directed by Alessandro Carloni and Split written by Linda Woolverton, directed by Vicky Jenson.
In addition, Skydance produces and retains the rights to several of the most-successful action, adventure and science fiction franchises of all time, including Star Trek, G.I. Joe, World War Z and Top Gun contributing to nearly $5 billion in worldwide box office.
Furthermore, Skydance TV has become one of the most prolific independent TV studios, creating and financing 8 premium series to date, including the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated hit Grace and Frankie and the upcoming Altered Carbon on Netflix, Jack Ryan on Amazon, Dietland on AMC, andCondor on Audience Network. The Company also has produced and released multiple AAA virtual reality games through Skydance Interactive, including the critically acclaimed Archangel VR and the upcoming Walking Dead VR game.
Tencent uses technology to enrich the lives of Internet users. Every day, hundreds of millions of people communicate, share experiences, consume information and seek entertainment through its integrated platforms. Tencent’s diversified services include QQ, Weixin / WeChat for communications, Qzone for social networking, QQ Game Platform for online games, QQ.com and Tencent News for information and Tencent Video for video content. In addition, Tencent Pictures was founded in 2015 as a production company that creates films based on books, comic books, animated series, and video games. In September 2017, the Company announced 43 upcoming projects, which cover movies, TV series and online series, as well as pan-entertainment projects based on IP collaboration.
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC acted as financial advisor and Latham & Watkins LLP acted as legal advisor to Skydance. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP acted as legal advisor to Tencent.