Annapurna Taps Chelsea Barnard as President of Film

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Chelsea Barnard (left) and Megan Ellison

Barnard exec produced Spike Jonze's 'Her' and the Steve Carrell-starrer 'Foxcatcher.'

Chelsea Barnard has been named president of film at Annapurna Pictures, the company's founder and CEO Megan Ellison announced Thursday. 

In her new role, Barnard will oversee all film development and production for the Oscar-winning company, while retaining her current title as CCO.

She has been with the production company since its inception six years ago, beginning her tenure overseeing the production of Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master. Most recently, Barnard served as an executive producer on Mike Mills' 20th Century Women.

Her other exec producer credits include Spike Jonze's Her and the Steve Carrell-starrer Foxcatcher.

Barnard will remain the lead exec on Anderson's upcoming untitled film, starring Daniel Day Lewis, and the Tom Stoppard-penned A Christmas Carol.

Prior to her time at Annapurna, Barnard worked in various roles on the production of Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat and Bill Maher's Religulous, among others.

Annapurna has begun to branch outside of film, recently launching an interactive division focused on producing and publishing video games.

 

 

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