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Oracle Heiress Megan Ellison’s Silicon Valley Style Film Production

And the winner is … Megan Ellison.

Megan Ellison, daughter of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, is using Silicon Valley’s values to produce films.

She founded Annapurna Pictures, which avoids the pigeonholes of play-it-safe Hollywood films in favor of auteur cinema, period pieces and daring subjects. The company has produced The Master, a drama about a Scientology-like cult that starred Joaquin Philip and Philips Seymour Hoffman. Zero Dark Thirty is a docu-drama about the killing of Osama Bin Laden with director Kathryn Bigelow of The Hurt Locker. Currently, she is producing the film about the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange.

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In 2014, Megan Ellison was the first female and the fourth person to receive two best picture Oscar nominations in the same year for Her and American Hustle.

Larry Ellison has transferred a good portion of his wealth to his children Megan and David, also a film producer. The two have 3 million shares of Netsuite and own 900 million shares of Oracle each. It is estimated that the Netsuite holdings are worth $306 million alone.

 

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