FilmNation Entertainment

FilmNation Entertainment FilmNation Entertainment is a leading distributor, financier and producer of independent films located in New York and Los Angeles.
FilmNation Entertainment is a leading distributor, financier and producer of independent films, and is a destination for many of the world's most renowned filmmakers. Since being founded in 2008 by veteran film executive Glen Basner, FilmNation has established itself as a home for specialty filmmaking with global appeal by focusing on a highly selective group of filmmakers and projects that emphasize both creative integrity and commercial potential. FilmNation is consistently ranked as one of the highest-grossing independent international film distributors, has become a prolific and respected producer, and its titles are amongst the most critically lauded in the film industry. FilmNation produced two films in 2015 including Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival starring Amy Adams and John Lee Hancock’s The Founder starring Michael Keaton- both to release in 2016.

The Citizens behind Arrival, Gifted and The Big Sick.

05/01/2019
Late Night - Official Trailer 2

They're giving comedy a rewrite. Watch the new trailer for LATE NIGHT, starring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling, arriving in theaters June 7. #LateNightMovie

What happens when 'What Ifs' become 'What Now'? Learn more about Hyper-Thetical with host #KerryBishé  - premiering on ...
04/18/2019

What happens when 'What Ifs' become 'What Now'? Learn more about Hyper-Thetical with host #KerryBishé - premiering on June 7th on #Luminary http://luminary.link/hyper

"We’re thrilled to extend our global platform into the audio space and empower a new set of artistic voices, and to be...
04/10/2019
FilmNation Enters Podcast Game With Audio Division Launch

"We’re thrilled to extend our global platform into the audio space and empower a new set of artistic voices, and to be launching the first of our podcasts in collaboration with the amazing team at Luminary." - Milan Popelka

https://deadline.com/2019/04/filmnation-podcast-division-launch-1202592793/?fbclid=IwAR0xKu2iqTpMDFNFTyvmiiKIc6IJxdy9CTUlQp_eouGJELo_bphwZ1i98i4

EXCLUSIVE: FilmNation Entertainment has launched a new audition division to finance and produce premium podcasts. The first one, Hyper-Thetical, will launch on May 10. Hosted by Kerry Bishé (Halt a…

Look at this fantastic cast joining Mark Ruffalo for I Know This Much is True!https://deadline.com/2019/04/melissa-leo-a...
04/03/2019
Melissa Leo, Rosie O’Donnell, Archie Panjabi, Imogen Poots, Juliette Lewis, Kathryn Hahn To Star In ‘I Know This Much Is True’ HBO Limited Series

Look at this fantastic cast joining Mark Ruffalo for I Know This Much is True!
https://deadline.com/2019/04/melissa-leo-archie-panjabi-rosie-odonnell-imogen-poots-juliette-lewis-kathryn-hahn-star-i-know-this-much-is-true-hbo-limited-series-1202587791/

Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Rosie O’Donnell (SMILF), Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife) and Imogen Poots (28 Weeks Later) are set to star alongside Juliette Lewis (Camping) and Kathyrn Hahn (Mrs. …

03/07/2019
Late Night - Trailer

Late night is about to get a new voice. 🎙 #LateNightMovie, starring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling, arrives in theaters June 7th.

Gloria Bell
03/05/2019

Gloria Bell

“Something special. Julianne Moore is simply perfect throughout.” (Ebert Voices)

Raise your glass. Gloria Bell opens THIS FRIDAY in NY/LA! — http://tickets.gloriabell.movie

"Focus Features has come on board with FilmNation Entertainment to begin production on Carey Mulligan’s thriller 'Prom...
02/13/2019
Carey Mulligan’s Thriller ‘Promising Young Woman’ Backed by Focus

"Focus Features has come on board with FilmNation Entertainment to begin production on Carey Mulligan’s thriller 'Promising Young Woman.'"

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/carey-mulligan-thriller-promising-young-woman-focus-1203138763/

Focus Features has come on board with FilmNation Entertainment to begin production on Carey Mulligan’s thriller “Promising Young Woman.” The thriller marks the feature directorial…

We're in!
02/08/2019

We're in!

"'We try to identify and cultivate great stories, which will, on their own, attract talent to come and work on it,” sa...
02/04/2019
Indies in Berlin Shift Gears as Streamers Change Map to Big Screen

"'We try to identify and cultivate great stories, which will, on their own, attract talent to come and work on it,” says Basner. 'We have to find new talent and take chances on them often before others are willing to do so.'"

FilmNation CEO Glen Basner was interviewed for Variety's European Film Market opener. Read more below.

https://variety.com/2019/film/festivals/berlin-film-festival-2-1203126720/

When the history of this decade’s movie industry is written, 2019 could go down as a tipping point in the power balance between the traditional international industry and the rampant building of ne…

“We are excited to unleash Emerald Fennell’s dark and subversive vision on an unsuspecting public. Carey Mulligan is...
01/31/2019
Carey Mulligan To Star In FilmNation, LuckyChap Thriller ‘Promising Young Woman’ — EFM

“We are excited to unleash Emerald Fennell’s dark and subversive vision on an unsuspecting public. Carey Mulligan is the perfect actress to draw the audience into Cassie’s world.”

https://deadline.com/2019/01/carey-mulligan-promising-young-woman-filmnation-killing-eve-1202546476/

Carey Mulligan is to star in Emerald Fennell-directed thriller Promising Young Woman which FilmNation Entertainment will launch sales on at the EFM in Berlin. UTA will rep U.S. Shoot is due to get …

New project alert:https://deadline.com/2019/01/hugh-jackman-rebecca-ferguson-reminiscence-lisa-joy-jonathan-nolan-michae...
01/30/2019
Hot Berlin Pic: ‘Westworld’s Lisa Joy Directs Hugh Jackman & Rebecca Ferguson In Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Reminiscence’

New project alert:

https://deadline.com/2019/01/hugh-jackman-rebecca-ferguson-reminiscence-lisa-joy-jonathan-nolan-michael-deluca-aaron-ryder-berlin-film-market-1202545314/

EXCLUSIVE: As the Sundance deal avalanche abates, it is time to focus on the film packages to be unveiled next week in Berlin. In what instantly becomes a hot property there, Hugh Jackman and Rebec…

"I think the theatrical marketplace is going to be a key factor going forward, but which ones will succeed will evolve a...
01/25/2019
FilmNation has 3 movies at Sundance but is quickly moving beyond film

"I think the theatrical marketplace is going to be a key factor going forward, but which ones will succeed will evolve and change. We actually think with high-quality content, it’s exactly what people want to see in a theater." - Glen Basner

https://www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-fi-ct-filmnation-sundance-20190125-story.html

FilmNation is expanding its portfolio to include prestige TV and live theater. But it has 3 films at Sundance, including Mindy Kaling's "Late Night."

We are excited to announce a new UK-based television joint venture with Nordic Entertainment GroupGlen Basner, FilmNatio...
01/08/2019
FILMNATION ENTERTAINMENT AND NENT GROUP LAUNCH TELEVISION JOINT VENTURE IN THE UK

We are excited to announce a new UK-based television joint venture with Nordic Entertainment Group

Glen Basner, FilmNation Entertainment CEO, and Milan Popelka, FilmNation Entertainment COO: “Launching this innovative UK partnership is an exciting step in furthering our overall global strategy to serve as trusted, premium scripted content creators, and to continue to have our platform be a destination for the world’s best storytellers. In NENT Group we have found forward-thinking, creatively-aligned partners who see the exciting future of global entertainment the same way we do, and we’re thrilled to be joining forces with them in a territory that is home to such exceptional creative talent.”

http://www.filmnation.com/filmnation-news/2019/1/7/filmnation-entertainment-and-nent-group-launch-television-joint-venture-in-the-uk

We are partnering with with Nordic Entertainment Group to launch a television joint venture in the UK.

Not one, not two, but THREE FilmNation titles will be at Sundance this year! Congrats to LATE NIGHT, THE LODGE, and THE ...
11/28/2018
Sundance Unveils Politics-Heavy Lineup Featuring Ocasio-Cortez Doc, Feinstein Drama

Not one, not two, but THREE FilmNation titles will be at Sundance this year!

Congrats to LATE NIGHT, THE LODGE, and THE NIGHTINGALE — we can't wait to share them with you!

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-doc-dianne-feinstein-drama-sundance-2019-lineup-1164468

In addition, the indie film festival will debut the Harvey Weinstein doc 'Untouchable' and Gurinder Chadha’s 'Blinded by the Light,'​​ which centers on a teen who learns to navigate life through the music of Bruce Springsteen.​​

FilmNation mourns the loss of our dear friend Samuel Hadida. Our love and condolences to the entire Hadida family.
11/28/2018

FilmNation mourns the loss of our dear friend Samuel Hadida. Our love and condolences to the entire Hadida family.

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11/27/2018

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11/13/2018
A24

Get your dancing shoes on - the trailer for Sebastian Lelio's Gloria Bell is here and it's fabulous.

Julianne Moore is at the peak of her powers as a wrap dress-wearing divorcée looking for love on the dance floor. Watch the new trailer for GLORIA BELL, from the Oscar-winning director of 'A Fantastic Woman' – Coming March 2019

IFC Center
10/26/2018
IFC Center

IFC Center

IFC Center is proud to announce additional Q&As for the NYC theatrical run of Paul Dano's WILDLIFE!

FRI 10/26: Dir. Paul Dano will be joined by producer and actor Jake Gyllenhaal for a Q&A at the 7:25pm show!

SAT 10/27: Q&A with Dano & Gyllenhaal at the 2:35pm & an extended intro at the 4:55pm show, both with special guest moderator Ben Stiller!

SUN 10/28: Q&As with Dano & Gyllenhaal at the 2:35pm & 4:55pm show!

Actor Paul Dano makes an impressive debut as a filmmaker and–along with co-writer Zoe Kazan–elegantly adapts Richard Ford’s novel of the same name. The film is #nowplaying at IFC Center!

Based on the memoir of feminist icon Gloria Steinem with Julie Taymor directing and Julianne Moore as one of the leading...
10/23/2018
AFM: FilmNation Boards Gloria Steinem Biopic With Julianne Moore (EXCLUSIVE)

Based on the memoir of feminist icon Gloria Steinem with Julie Taymor directing and Julianne Moore as one of the leading roles. Needless to say, we're pretty excited about our latest AFM title.

https://variety.com/2018/film/markets-festivals/gloria-steinem-julianne-moore-julie-taymor-1202989314/

FilmNation Entertainment will sell international rights to “In the Glorias: A Life on the Road,” Variety has learned. The film is based on the memoir of feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Be…

We're hiring!http://www.filmnation.com/asst-to-ceo/
10/11/2018
Assistant to the CEO

We're hiring!
http://www.filmnation.com/asst-to-ceo/

FilmNation is looking for a talented and hard-working assistant to support the CEO and the sales team in our New York office. This role will report to the CEO and work closely with the Manager, Sales and the VP, Sales.

Life Itself
09/20/2018
Life Itself

Life Itself

“This is a must see for anyone with a beating heart and a will to embrace life and all the places it can take us.” Read Deadline's review of #LifeItself, then see it in theaters this Friday!

Don't just see it. Feel it. #LifeItself
09/09/2018

Don't just see it. Feel it. #LifeItself

So many great fan reactions from the #LifeItself world premiere. Thank you! 🙏 (And check out what everyone had to say)

Life Itself premieres tonight at the Toronto Film Festival!
09/08/2018

Life Itself premieres tonight at the Toronto Film Festival!

Tomorrow is the world premiere of #LifeItself! 🙌 Join us on the Life Itself page at 5:30 ET for a live stream of the red carpet, courtesy of TIFF.

"It is a scary choice, these days, to make anything that leads with its heart. Leading with your heart exposes your most...
09/07/2018
‘Life Itself’ Director Dan Fogelman: My Unabashed Belief In The Essential Nature Of Sentimentality – Guest Column

"It is a scary choice, these days, to make anything that leads with its heart. Leading with your heart exposes your most crucial organ to those very trolls and skeptics and yes, sometimes, the most cynical of film critics." - Dan Fogelman

Dan Fogelman's tear-jerking guest column at Toronto reminds us why we fell in love with Life Itself.

World premiere tomorrow at TIFF. In theaters September 21

https://deadline.com/2018/09/life-itself-dan-fogelman-this-is-us-amazon-news-1202459215/

EDITOR’S NOTE: As the creator of NBC hit This is Us, Dan Fogelman has been breaking the nation’s hearts on a weekly basis on television. Tomorrow, his second feature film Life Itself, f…

08/27/2018
Life Itself

Life Itself hits theaters September 21
Life Itself

08/23/2018
Suspiria - Official Trailer

Darkness. Tears. Sighs.

Tremble at the official trailer for Suspiria, now opening one week early on October 26 in NY and LA, expanding nationwide November 2.

FilmNation Entertainment's cover photo
07/10/2018

FilmNation Entertainment's cover photo

07/10/2018
Life Itself - Official Trailer

So incredibly excited to share the trailer for a film that is bursting with so much heart. Dan Fogelman truly outdid himself with this one.

This September, Life will surprise you.

#LifeItself hits theatres on Sept. 21. Mark your calendars.

Happy 4th of July from all of us at FilmNation. Now go out and grill something
07/04/2018

Happy 4th of July from all of us at FilmNation. Now go out and grill something

06/27/2018
Beautiful Boy - Official Trailer

Watch the official trailer for Beautiful Boy, starring Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney and Amy Ryan. In theaters October 12.

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