While the daughter of Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison has become famous as the producer behind many of the most acclaimed films of the past five years (Zero Dark Thirty, True Grit, and The Master among them), what makes Megan Ellison the most fascinating new name in Hollywood is the philosophy behind her investments. The first woman to have two films in one year nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars (2013’s American Hustle and Her), Ellison is a director’s producer, selecting serious works that are difficult to produce. Her approach is in deep contrast to the current game plan of most Hollywood studios, which favor sequels and superheroes. This approach has made her a power presence on the Cannes scene beloved by auteurs like Kathryn Bigelow and Spike Jonze.