Megan Ellison
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United States
2019

Annapurna Pictures

Megan
Ellison

Founder

Ellison’s progressive but raunchy teen comedy “Booksmart” earned laudatory reviews, but those kudos were one of the few highlights for her prodco this year. The film performed below expectations, with many faulting its wide-release strategy, while Annapurna’s comedy-drama “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” barely registered a blip and its big-budget animated feature “Missing Link” flat-out flopped. The company did score eight Oscar nominations and one win (for hair and makeup) for the Dick Cheney take “Vice,” but the political satire was a box-office bomb, as were 2018 releases “The Sister Brothers” and “Destroyer,” leading to talks of bankruptcy. But Annapurna resolved $200 million in debt in August, and going forward, projects will reportedly be financed wholly by Ellison or with partners on a film-by-film basis.

Career

  • AMERICAN HUSTLE
  • HER
  • PHANTOM THREAD

Education

  • University of Southern California (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Power of Pride
  • Women's Impact
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