SANTA MONICA, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Skydance Television today announced that award-winning producer and screenwriter Marti Noxon, who has a multi-year global development agreement with the company, has appointed Maria Grasso to the newly created role of President of Tiny Pyro, effective immediately . Grasso will report to Noxon and, in his new role, oversee all development of Noxon’s production company, including Skydance’s Dietland, an adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Sarai Walker. Set against the backdrop of the beauty industry, this part character and part revenge fantasy drama will explore society’s obsession with weight loss and beauty in a daring, quirky, and fun way. Tiny Pyro was founded in 2015 and in addition to its current CBS medical drama production Code Black, has several projects in development.
âAs our priority development list with Skydance Television grows rapidly, I am delighted to have found in Maria a new creative partner to help guide Tiny Pyro’s efforts to bring a diverse roster of high quality series to the world. ‘screen,’ commented Marti Noxon.
âMaria is an extremely accomplished creative executive whose depth and breadth of experience will serve as a solid extension of Skydance Television’s already very productive working relationship with Marti and the Tiny Pyro team,â added Marcy Ross, president of Skydance Television.
âI have long admired Marti’s talent and taste for equipment. At the same time, I am so impressed with Skydance Television’s deep commitment to storytelling and the exceptional reputation it has earned among writers, so joining this team is an incredibly exciting next step for me and I look forward to start, âGrasso said.
Grasso has extensive experience as a television executive leading development and programming departments in a number of networks and studios, including Lifetime, The WB, Warner Bros and Universal. She has developed and overseen the production of successful series such as Supernatural, Military women, A tree hill and Everwood Wood. At Grasso’s own production company, One-Two Punch Productions, she oversaw projects at high-end outlets such as HBO, AMC, and Amazon, and also served as an executive producer. Find Carter for MTV. Deb Spera, Grasso’s partner at One-Two Punch, will continue to lead the production company under a first contract with ITV Studios America.
About Skydance Media
Skydance is a diverse media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high-level event-level entertainment for a global audience. The company brings stories of immersive worlds to life on all platforms, including feature films, television and interactive. Skydance Media’s commercially and critically successful feature films include Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Terminator Genisys, World War Z, Jack Reach, GI Joe: Retaliation, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Star Trek Into Darkness and True courage. His 2015 feature films, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Terminator Genisys, totaled more than $ 1 billion at the global box office. Skydance’s feature film list includes Star Trek Beyond July 22, 2016, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back October 21, 2016, Life March 24, 2017 and Geostorm on October 20, 2017. The rapidly growing and critically acclaimed television division of Skydance Media was launched in 2013. The company’s television roster now includes a variety of projects on a number of networks, including projects nominated for Emmy Awards. Grace and Frankie and Altered carbon on Netflix, Red mars on Spike TV, Jack ryan to Amazon and Condor on DirecTV. In 2016, Skydance acquired lead game developer The Workshop Entertainment and formed Skydance Interactive, a new division that creates and publishes virtual reality experiences.