Ellison, whose productions include Zero Dark Thirty, Her and the upcoming 20th Century Women, will accept the award at the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.
The award recognizes television, film, or new media producers for their “unique or uplifting contributions to our culture through inspiring storytelling or performance.”
“Megan Ellison joined our industry when she founded Annapurna Pictures just over six years ago, and she got here just in time,” said Producers Guild Awards Chairs Donald De Line and Amy Pascal stated. “Megan and her team’s passion for great stories and uncompromising storytellers has been an inspiration to independent filmmakers and their audiences alike. We’re proud to call Megan our colleague, and just as proud to honor her with the PGA’s Visionary Award.”
Said Ellison, “I am thankful and humbled to receive the PGA Visionary Award from my peers at the PGA, particularly from Amy and Donald, who I admire greatly. I share this honor with my team at Annapurna, who has never failed to inspire me with their creativity and love for the arts. I am incredibly proud of them and the work we have done together. We are truly grateful for this recognition.”
20th Century, directed and written by Mike Mills, hits theaters Dec. 25. The film stars Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Lucas Jade Zumann, and Billy Crudup. Ellison’s roster also include American Hustle, The Master and Foxcatcher.
Previous honorees of the Visionary Award include Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Chis Meledandri, Russell Simmons, Laura Ziskin, Jeff Skoll, and Joel Gallen.
The Producers Guild 2017 Visionary Award is sponsored by Delta Air Lines.