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Oscar Nominee Jonathan Gordon Is Annapurna Pictures' New President of Production

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! May 27, 2014 at 4:31PM

Megan Ellison of Annapurna Pictures has announced today that producer Jonathan Gordon, a longtime David O. Russell collaborator and Oscar nominee for "Silver Linings Playbook" and "American Hustle," will join the company as President of Production.
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Jonathan Gordon and Megan Ellison
Jonathan Gordon and Megan Ellison

Megan Ellison of Annapurna Pictures has announced today that producer Jonathan Gordon, a longtime David O. Russell collaborator and Oscar nominee for "Silver Linings Playbook" and "American Hustle," will join the company as President of Production.

Gordon, an independent who has presided over production at Universal and at the Weinsteins' Miramax, cut his producer's teeth with Gus Van Sant's 1997 "Good Will Hunting." He has worked closely with a number of top-drawer directors including Russell, James Gray, Kevin Smith and George Clooney on Oscar-nominated productions.

Since its inception in 2013, Annapurna has received 17 Academy Award nominations, and founder Ellison became the first woman to have two Best Picture nominations in the same year ("Hustle" and "Her" in 2014). Earlier this month in Cannes, she shook up the Croisette with her rebranded foreign sales arm, and with Best Director winner Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher."

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.