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Continuing the ramp-up of its executive ranks, Annapurna has tapped Adrienne Becker as chief operating officer.
Becker, who is coming from media company Killer Content, “will lead the company’s business strategy and execution of its objectives across Annapurna Pictures, Annapurna TV and Annapurna Interactive,” according to Annapurna, which made the announcement Wednesday. She will report to founder and CEO, Megan Ellison.
At Killer, Becker is credited with helping lead the company’s transition from indie film banner to a multiplatform media banner.
Annapurna said that while at Killer, Becker “created capacity for ground-up development and diversified revenue into television and digital media. Becker also added the Killer Films Media brand and digital arm, secured corporate investment and raised funds to source and develop a library of owned IP under Killer Impact.”
Certain properties from the library will transition to Annapurna.
Becker will remain a member of the Killer Board of Directors and will oversee the transition to a new CEO, to be named in the coming weeks.
Annapurna has been beefing up as it seeks to expand from a film financier and producer to a more rounded out media company.
Earlier in March it made a distribution deal with MGM and hired a president of publicity. In January it hired Chelsea Barnard as president of its film division and in December launched a video game division. A television arm, headed by Sue Naegle, was launched in September 2016.
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