Megan Ellison

Megan Ellison was one of the most high-profile of a new generation of Hollywood producers, whose stock-in-trade was intelligent drama created by and starring some of Hollywood's most respected names. The daughter of ... Read more »
Born: 01/31/1986 in Santa Clara County, California, USA

Filmography

Producer (18)

Everybody Wants Some!! 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sausage Party 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Weiner-Dog 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Joy 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Terminator: Genisys 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Foxcatcher 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Waking Madison 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

American Hustle 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Her 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Grandmaster 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Killing Them Softly 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Lawless 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Master 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Zero Dark Thirty 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Catch .44 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Main Street 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Passion Play 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

True Grit 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Megan Ellison was one of the most high-profile of a new generation of Hollywood producers, whose stock-in-trade was intelligent drama created by and starring some of Hollywood's most respected names. The daughter of Oracle Corporation CEO Larry Ellison, one of the richest men in America, she built an impressive track record of films which did well during awards season, with director Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" (2012), Spike Jonze's "Her" (2013) and David O. Russell's "American Hustle" (2013) gathering her three Best Motion Picture of the Year co-nominations at the Academy Awards within the space of two years. In 2014 she became only the fourth person in the Oscars' history to be nominated for two such awards in the same year. Born and raised in California, Ellison had one brother, David, who also became a successful Hollywood producer. She studied film at the University of Southern California for a year and made her first foray into film production in 2006 when she offered to fund the next project of "Loving Annabelle" writer and director Katherine Brooks. Funded by her father, "Waking Madison" (2010) was produced on a budget of 2 million dollars, the first in a trio of low-budget, low-profile films she would be involved with before her first critical and commercial success with the Coen Brothers' remake of the classic western "True Grit" (2010). Her first real success came following the founding of her own Annapurna Pictures company, with Paul Thomas Anderson's controversial religious drama "The Master" (2012) and Bigelow's fact-based hunt for Osama Bin Laden thriller "Zero Dark Thirty" (2012) among its earliest releases.

Relationships

Larry Ellison Actor

Father

David Ellison Executive Producer

Brother

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Milestones

2013

Producer of "American Hustle"

2013

Producer of "Her"

2012

Producer of "The Master"

2012

Producer of "Zero Dark Thirty"

2010

First production credit on "Waking Madison"

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