After having acquired Ilion Studios in Madrid earlier this month, Skydance Media has named Stephanie Kyoko McKinnon general counsel. She comes to Skydance from VICE Media where she served as SVP, Deputy General Counsel, overseeing legal for all of the media corp’s strategic projects, including international expansion, joint ventures, market entry, investments, equity raises and acquisitions. At the same time, Skydance elevated Jun Oh to President of Global Business and Legal Affairs.
Prior to VICE, she was vice president, legal & business affairs for Whistle Sports where she was responsible for compliance, insurance, and human resources functions. In the newly created role, McKinnon will provide key legal and strategic guidance on major corporate transactions, including acquisitions, financing and joint ventures, as well as oversee corporate governance and employment matters. «Stephanie’s legal acumen and strategic mind will play an important role as we continue to expand our global capacity while running our operations at the highest functional and ethical standards», says Jesse Sisgold, Skydance Media President and COO.