President, Skydance Sports
JON WEINBACH is the President of Skydance Sports, a division of Skydance Media launched in September 2021. Skydance Sports’ portfolio includes AIR, the critically acclaimed film directed by Ben Affleck and starring Matt Damon, Affleck and Viola Davis, as well as the Emmy-nominated docuseries GOOD RIVALS, which debuted last year on Amazon.
Prior to joining Skydance, Jon was Executive Producer and Executive Vice-President of Mandalay Sports Media. His work at MSM included producing THE LAST DANCE, the Emmy- and Producers Guild of America (PGA) Award-winning documentary series on Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls. Jon served as executive producer on nine documentaries for the International Olympic Committee, including THE REDEEM TEAM, an Emmy-nominated film he also directed, which debuted on Netflix in October of 2022.
In 2015, Jon produced KAREEM: MINORITY OF ONE, an Emmy-winning HBO documentary about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He also directed and produced SOLE MAN, a 2015 ESPN “30for30” documentary on Sonny Vaccaro, the grassroots basketball guru who signed Michael Jordan to Nike and revolutionized the modern sneaker industry.
Prior to joining MSM, Jon produced and wrote THE OTHER DREAM TEAM, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for “Best Documentary” by the PGA. As a journalist, Jon was a staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal, where he covered the sports business, entertainment and travel.