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Annapurna Launches Animation Division Ahead of ‘Nimona’ Release

With Nimona set as its first release, Annapurna Pictures has launched its own animation studio.   The division will be co-led by former Disney animation execs Robert Baird and Andrew Millstein. They collaborated with Annapurna on the long-gestating animated movie Nimona, which will debut on Netflix next year.   “Robert and I have had an […]

Searchlight Teams With Amy Adams, Annapurna for Neo-Horror ‘Nightbitch’

After two years of development, Nightbitch with Amy Adams is ready to howl. Searchlight has picked up the worldwide rights on the feature project, teaming up with Annapurna on the adaptation of the Rachel Yoder novel, the studio arm announced Thursday. Adams is starring in the project, which is being written by, and will be […]

Sue Naegle Exiting Annapurna as Chief Content Officer

Veteran entertainment executive Sue Naegle is leaving Annapurna as chief content officer, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Naegle joined the Megan Ellison-founded production company as its TV boss in 2016 and was promoted to chief content officer in 2019, where she expanded her purview to oversee the development of Annapurna’s film slate as well as […]

Annapurna Elevates Interactive Division Head to Company President

The transformation of Annapurna continues. Nathan Gary, the president of the company’s interactive division, has been elevated to president of Annapurna, the company announced Friday. In his new role, Gary will take on the central leadership role overseeing all divisions: film, TV, theater and interactive. He joins the executive team alongside founder Megan Ellison, chief […]