10 Female Movie Producers You Need to Know

Megan Ellison

Production companyAnnapurna Pictures
Notable projectsSpring Breakers (2012), The Master (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Megan Ellison's producing career got off to a rocky start. In 2010, she produced three films—Walking Madison, Passion Play and Main Street—all of which were released to little if any fanfare. But after investing in and producing True Grit, 2010's Oscar-nominated Coen Brothers film, Ellison's career really kicked into high gear. Ever since then, the phenom's been churning out hit after hit. In fact, at this year's Academy Awards, Megan produced two films that are each nominated for multiple awards,The Master and Zero Dark Thirty.

And aside from the upcoming Spring Breakers, this year Megan has two more big films lined up. The first is Spike Jonze's Her, which stars Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix; the other is Foxcatcher, a drama that stars Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo and Sienna Miller.

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