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Heading into the Cannes International Film Festival -- which opens Wednesday with Nicole Kidman vehicle "Grace of Monaco"--producer-financier Megan Ellison (Oscar contenders "Zero Dark Thirty," "Her," "American Hustle") is launching Sony Pictures Classics' much-anticipated true murder drama "Foxcatcher" in competition, directed by Bennett Miller and starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo. And now that Annapurna is established as a brand, she's rebranding her foreign sales arm Panorama Media with the Annapurna monicker.  Ellison seeks to streamline the financing and international sales arm, in sync with Annapurna’s day-to-day film production and finance business. Annapurna International will continue to handle sales of Annapurna’s titles as well as third party projects.  This year Annapurna International's Head of International Sales Kimberly Fox will be selling international rights for Nash Edgerton's "American Express," which »

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