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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.

“He’s very much an actor’s director, as well as a brilliant stager...I love his sensibility, and his take on character a...
12/16/2019
Benedict Cumberbatch teases Sundance spy drama 'Ironbark'

“He’s very much an actor’s director, as well as a brilliant stager...I love his sensibility, and his take on character and relationship is key.” - Benedict Cumberbatch on Dominic Cooke.

New still out for Ironbark.

https://ew.com/film-festivals/2019/12/16/benedict-cumberbatch-ironbark-photo-sundance/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_term=AA9DFDA6-200C-11EA-B6FC-DBEB4744363C&utm_content=link&utm_campaign=entertainmentweekly_ew

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival doesn’t kick off for another month, but with the recent announcement of the films headed…

12/11/2019
Promising Young Woman

Loved working on this one with Emerald and the cast. Get ready for this one Sundance!

Payback never looked so promising. 💋 In theaters April 2020. #PromisingYoungWoman

“I’ve spent most of my life figuring out how to tell stories, and also why we tell stories...I think there’s something v...
12/06/2019
George Miller On March Start Date For Next Film, More ‘Mad Max’, Defending Superheroes As Cinema & The Search For Depth That Makes Movies Like ‘Fury Road’ Unforgettable

“I’ve spent most of my life figuring out how to tell stories, and also why we tell stories...I think there’s something very elemental about that process." - George Miller

A fascinating interview with the visionary director.

https://deadline.com/2019/12/george-miller-mad-max-fury-road-sequel-superhero-movie-debate-start-date-three-thousand-years-of-longing-interview-1202802441/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=exacttarget&utm_campaign=Deadline_BreakingNews&utm_content=181719_12-06-2019_headline&utm_term=173682

EXCLUSIVE: George Miller has gotten his green light and a March production start in Australia on Three Thousand Years of Longing, with Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton now locked to star. That Miller i…

For your viewing pleasure:COPPERFIELD character posters are HERE!
11/05/2019

For your viewing pleasure:

COPPERFIELD character posters are HERE!

“New York has a longstanding history of harboring fresh and unique voices, and we’re honored to play a role in making ac...
10/28/2019
WGA East And FilmNation Partner in New York Screenwriting Workshop To Boost Diversity

“New York has a longstanding history of harboring fresh and unique voices, and we’re honored to play a role in making access to the entertainment industry a much more inclusive process than ever before.” - Alison Cohen

We're launching a new program with WGA East. Check it out: https://deadline.com/2019/10/wga-east-and-filmnation-partner-in-new-york-screenwriting-workshop-to-boost-diversity-1202769197/

The WGA East and FilmNation Entertainment will launch a new program next year to develop diverse and emerging screenwriters in the greater New York City area. The New York Screenwriters Workshop wi…

“When I saw its world premiere at the Williamstown Theater Festival in 2018, it was already a gripping small-scale myste...
10/18/2019
Review: Mary-Louise Parker in the Subliminal, Sublime ‘Sound Inside’

“When I saw its world premiere at the Williamstown Theater Festival in 2018, it was already a gripping small-scale mystery, and a spectacular showcase for its star, Mary-Louise Parker. Now, having been put through Cromer’s less-is-everything makeover, it’s even more resonant on Broadway: a tragedy about fiction, both the kind we read and the kind we live.”

Our latest theater project THE SOUND INSIDE is an NYT Critic’s Pick and we couldn’t be more excited. Read the full review below. And don’t forget to buy your tickets for the limited run at https://soundinsidebroadway.com/

Adam Rapp’s play transfers to Broadway in a rivetingly dark and detailed production by David Cromer.

Keep scrolling and you might just see a familiar face...Thank you Variety!
10/02/2019
The New Power of New York List 2019

Keep scrolling and you might just see a familiar face...

Thank you Variety!

The merger of artistic gumption and shrewd business sense sets New York apart, and this list pays tribute to both qualities, with some of the year’s defining artists — “Marriage Story” director Noa…

"Kirstie’s taste perfectly aligns with our own, and her reputation, incredible relationships within the industry and tra...
09/25/2019
FilmNation Taps Kirstie Macdonald to Head New U.K. TV Joint Venture

"Kirstie’s taste perfectly aligns with our own, and her reputation, incredible relationships within the industry and track record of developing bold and compelling shows make her a perfect fit for this leadership role in our joint venture," said FilmNation CEO Glen Basner and FilmNation COO Milan Popelka. "We’re thrilled to have her join us."

Welcome to the team, Kirstie!

The former World Productions exec joins from Peter Fincham and Tim Hincks' production company Expectation.

"Basner has also seized upon a simple but effective creative strategy for making movies. Don’t bore people. 'Movies have...
09/04/2019
FilmNation’s Glen Basner on Diversifying Beyond Movies by Focusing on Storytelling

"Basner has also seized upon a simple but effective creative strategy for making movies. Don’t bore people. 'Movies have to be entertaining,' he says. 'That doesn’t mean they have to be light and fun and breezy. They can be serious and sad. But you have to deliver an emotional experience that satisfies people, and if you don’t do that, you’re done.'

Now, FilmNation is taking an approach that’s served it well in the features business and applying it to other mediums. Two years ago, as part of a larger diversification strategy, the company branched into theater, television and podcasting. And though it’s early days, the moves appear to be paying off."

Incredibly excited to share this special Variety profile on FilmNation and our CEO and founder, Glen Basner.

Link to full article here: https://bit.ly/2lS69mq

Glen Basner lives to make deals. Be it Toronto or Cannes, Sundance or AFM, you’ll find the FilmNation founder in the throes of negotiations over pricing and marketing plans, schmoozing and working…

“We are so pleased that Fox Searchlight’s early enthusiasm for this movie has paid off, and we’re excited by their plans...
08/22/2019
Fox Searchlight Makes North American Rights Deal For ‘The Personal History Of David Copperfield’ Before Toronto & London Fest Bows

“We are so pleased that Fox Searchlight’s early enthusiasm for this movie has paid off, and we’re excited by their plans to bring it to as wide an audience as possible in North America" - Armando Iannucci and Kevin Loader

Fox Searchlight has acquired the North American right to The Personal History of David Copperfield. World Premiere at TIFF!

https://deadline.com/2019/08/the-personal-history-of-david-copperfield-fox-searchlight-north-american-rights-deal-toronto-london-film-festival-armando-iannucci-dev-patel-1202701364/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=exacttarget&utm_campaign=Deadline_BreakingNews&utm_content=165131_08-22-2019_headline&utm_term=189578

EXCLUSIVE: Fox Searchlight has preemptively acquired North American rights to The Personal History of David Copperfield, the Armando Iannucci-directed drama that makes its world premiere next month…

07/26/2019
Luminary

Listen to the final episode today!
luminary.link/hyper

FilmNation Entertainment's Hyper-Thetical dives deep in its season finale as it explores a reality in which sea levels rise 6 feet. Listen now, only on Luminary: http://bit.ly/2LIwCyt.

07/26/2019

What if...sea levels rose by 6 feet?

KC is a climate change refugee who moves to New York City and befriends Mel, an NYC native who introduces KC to a beloved island that will soon be underwater forever.

New HYPER-THETICAL episode "Fire Island" available NOW, only on Luminary!

luminary.link/hyper

Following the announcement of the festival’s official lineup, we are absolutely delighted to share that FilmNation will ...
07/23/2019

Following the announcement of the festival’s official lineup, we are absolutely delighted to share that FilmNation will have not one, but two films in the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.

The Personal History of David Copperfield, written and directed by Veep creator Armando Iannucci, and Dolor y Gloria, written and directed by Academy Award© winner Pedro Almodóvar, will both play in the festival’s Special Presentations section.

For the full lineup, click the link below.
https://variety.com/2019/film/news/toronto-film-festival-joker-ford-v-ferrari-hustlers-lineup-1203275868/

07/19/2019

What if we received a signal from intelligent life on another planet?

When a marriage proposal is derailed by the sudden news of alien contact, Astrid and Jules realize they have existential wrinkles to smooth out before they can commit to each other forever.

New HYPER-THETICAL episode "Mixed Signals" available NOW, only on Luminary!

luminary.link/hyper

07/12/2019
JUST A NUMBER: HYPER-THETICAL Episode 6

What if...we were able to halt the aging process? Explore the scientific and ethical dilemma of eternal life with Dr. Ting Wu in our latest episode of HYPER-THETICAL. Now available only on Luminary!

Sign up here: luminary.link/hyper

07/05/2019

Genetics is the hot topic in our latest Hyper-Thetical Episode. Why don't you spend some of the long weekend catching up on the series?

http://luminary.link/hyper

06/28/2019

Data privacy takes the spotlight in our latest episode of Hyper-Thetical featuring Katrina Day and Dr. Jen Golbeck

Take a listen to the clip below and hear the rest on http://luminary.link/hyper
Transmitter Media

About Hyper-Thetical
The future is full of epic “what ifs”: What if a hostile attack took down our nation’s power grid? What if we could read minds? What if the supervolcano at Yellowstone erupted? In a brand new anthology podcast, we take you into these hypothetical, near-future worlds using the power of story. Each episode takes us on a science fiction journey into these not-so-normal scenarios, through the viewpoint of very normal people. We ground these fictional stories in real science from actual scientists to excite your imagination about the world, both beautiful and terrifying, that awaits us.

06/27/2019
NEON

11.15.19

Check into The Lodge on November 15. #TheLodge

"The Message' centers on an archeologist whose job is to investigate and preserve the legacy of extinct civilizations on...
06/26/2019
'Arrival' Producers FilmNation and Shawn Levy's 21 Laps Reteam for Sci-Fi Film 'The Message' (Exclusive)

"The Message' centers on an archeologist whose job is to investigate and preserve the legacy of extinct civilizations on distant planets, who is reunited with the teenage daughter he never knew he had."

Excited for this one.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/filmnation-shawn-levys-21-laps-reteam-message-1221219?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%20Breaking%20News_now_2019-06-26%2014:01:14_HLewis&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_breakingnews

Based on a short-story by acclaimed writer Ken Liu, 'The Message' centers on an archeologist whose job is to investigate and preserve the legacy of extinct civilizations on distant planets, who is reunited with the teenage daughter he never knew he had.

Our latest episode of Hyper-Thetical is out today on Luminary!http://luminary.link/hyper DisruptionWhat if the supervolc...
06/21/2019

Our latest episode of Hyper-Thetical is out today on Luminary!
http://luminary.link/hyper

Disruption
What if the supervolcano under Yellowstone National Park erupted?

When an earth-shattering supereruption interrupts Steve and Christina’s one-on-one date on a reality dating show, they are forced into an extreme situation where they might actually have to get to know one another.

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06/21/2019

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Black Start, our next Hyper-Thetical episode, is out tomorrow on Luminary!http://luminary.link/hyperEpisode 2: Black Sta...
06/13/2019

Black Start, our next Hyper-Thetical episode, is out tomorrow on Luminary!
http://luminary.link/hyper

Episode 2: Black Start
What if the entire US power grid was taken down by a hostile attack?

When the U.S. electrical grid is annihilated, Camilla must relearn New York City and the community she thought she knew while protecting her young son.

About Hyper-Thetical
The future is full of epic “what ifs”: What if a hostile attack took down our nation’s power grid? What if we could read minds? What if the supervolcano at Yellowstone erupted? In a brand new anthology podcast, we take you into these hypothetical, near-future worlds using the power of story. Each episode takes us on a science fiction journey into these not-so-normal scenarios, through the viewpoint of very normal people. We ground these fictional stories in real science from actual scientists to excite your imagination about the world, both beautiful and terrifying, that awaits us.

06/12/2019
Late Night - Final Trailer

The wait is almost over! 🙌 Watch the final trailer for #LateNightMovie, then get your tickets to see it this weekend. Now playing in NY and LA, everywhere Friday: bit.ly/LateNightTixFB

"'Late Night' is that rare thing: a deft and intelligent entertainment that can touch on serious issues because being fu...
06/05/2019
Review: Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson make ‘Late Night’ a great night

"'Late Night' is that rare thing: a deft and intelligent entertainment that can touch on serious issues because being funny is something it never forgets to do."

Late Night hits theaters in NY & LA this Friday

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-late-night-mindy-kaling-emma-thompson-review-20190604-story.html

Thanks to Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling (who also wrote), "Late Night" is a deft and intelligent entertainment that touches on serious issues.

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 J...
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 l...
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 'Promis...
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…

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