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In a big step for indie producer, Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures will distribute and market its own films

In a big step for indie producer, Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures will distribute and market its own films

Annapurna Pictures, Megan Ellison’s growing independent production company, has long made critically acclaimed movies for other studios to release in theaters. Now, in a big move for the indie shingle, Annapurna will distribute movies on its own. 

The Los Angeles company, known for Oscar best-picture nominees such as “Her” and “American Hustle,” is launching a full-fledged distribution and marketing arm, Annapurna said Friday. Its first release will be an as-yet untitled film about the 1967 Detroit riots directed by Kathryn Bigelow, who previously made “Zero Dark Thirty” for Annapurna.

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