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Megan Ellison, whose producing credits include films such as “American Hustle,” “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Foxcatcher,” will receive a Visionary Award from the Producers Guild of America, the guild announced Tuesday.

The award is presented to a producer for “unique or uplifting contributions to our culture through inspiring storytelling or performance,” according to the guild.

“Megan Ellison joined our industry when she founded Annapurna Pictures just over six years ago, and she got here just in time,” PGA Awards chairs Donald De Line and Amy Pascal said in a joint statement. “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.”

Ellison’s other film credits include “Her,” “The Master” and, most recently, “Joy.” Her next film will be director Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing,” starring Kristen Wiig, Matt Damon and Jason Sudeikis.

She will receive the award at the 28th annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony Jan. 28 at the Beverly Hilton.

—City News Service

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