LOS ANGELES (APRIL 6, 2015) - Annapurna Pictures today announced that it has named David Kaminow as President of Marketing.


Kaminow will report to Annapurna founder Megan Ellison, and will oversee all global marketing and publicity for the company and its projects. Up next for Annapurna is director Richard Linklater’s That’s What I’m Talking About, which will be released in theaters later this year by Paramount.


“I’m thrilled to begin working with Megan and the whole team at Annapurna,” Kaminow said. “I can’t wait to bring their fantastic and diverse slate of films to a global audience.”


Kaminow was most recently President of Worldwide Strategic Marketing and Research at Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he oversaw all worldwide theatrical market research for the studio and played a key role in establishing a worldwide marketing platform for all divisions of the department.


During his tenure at Sony he also worked on film brand management and franchise evaluation, developing marketing strategy on such films as Spider-Man, 007, 21 and 22 Jump Street, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, American Hustle, Zero Dark Thirty, Moneyball, The Social Network, Julie & Julia, 2012, The Pursuit of Happyness, Superbad, Pineapple Express, HancockHitch and allSony Pictures Animation Titles.


Prior to joining Sony, Kaminow was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Research at Miramax Films, where he was an integral part of the marketing campaigns for films such as The English Patient, Shakespeare in Love, Good Will Hunting, The Cider House Rules, Chocolat and Life is Beautiful. He got his start at Miramax as Director of Market Research.

Kaminow graduated from George Washington University with a BA in Communication Studies.



Annapurna Pictures is a film production and finance company founded with the goal of boldly creating sophisticated, high-quality and ambitious films that appeal to a variety of audiences. Under Megan Ellison’s guidance, Annapurna has provided the industry with a critical boost of intelligent, adult dramas in recent years. The company’s most recent project, Bennett Miller’s FOXCATCHER starring Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo, was released last year by Sony Pictures Classics. The film earned five Academy Award nominations and three Golden Globe nominations including one for Best Motion Picture, Drama. Annapurna is currently in production on David O. Russell’s JOY, in post-production on Richard Linklater’s THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT and preparing for production on THE BAD BATCH with filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour with Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves. Todd Solondz’s WEINER DOG starring Julie Delpy and Greta Gerwig, Mike Mills’ 20thCENTURY WOMEN and Alexander Payne’s DOWNSIZING. Annapurna’s projects from 2013 alone earned 17 Academy Award nominations and made Ellison the first woman to earn two Best Picture nominations in the same year with her nominations for AMERICAN HUSTLE and HER. Annapurna’s past releases include David O. Russell’s Golden Globe winning and Academy Award nominated AMERICAN HUSTLE, Spike Jonze’s Golden Globe and Academy Award winning HER, Kathryn Bigelow’s Academy Award nominated ZERO DARK THIRTY, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s multiple Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated THE MASTER. Annapurna will also reteam with Bigelow on a film based on the non-fiction book The True American.