FilmNation Entertainment

FilmNation Entertainment, LLC is an American film production and international sales company, founded by film executive Glen Basner in 2008.

FilmNation Entertainment
TypePrivately Held LLC
IndustryIndependent film production and distribution
Founded2008; 13 years ago (2008)
FounderGlen Basner, CEO
Headquarters150 West 22nd Street
9th Floor
New York, New York 10017
United States
Key people
  • Glen Basner (CEO)
  • Milan Popelka (COO)
  • Ashley Fox
  • (SVP Production)
OwnerSteven B. Samuels
Village Roadshow Limited (31%)
Number of employees
40 (2017)[1]
Websitewww.filmnation.com

HistoryEdit

2008: FoundingEdit

FilmNation Entertainment is an independent film production and distribution company founded in 2008 by Glen Basner with funding from real estate developer Steven Samuels. Initially, the company was a foreign sales firm, selling distribution right in various international markets.[1]

2012-2014: Early GrowthEdit

In 2012, FilmNation produced its first film, Mud, which competed at the Cannes Film Festival.[2] On November 6, 2013, FilmNation Entertainment became part of the American Film Market for the first time.[3] In December 2014, Village Roadshow invested $18 million for 33% stake in the company to make film production a regular part of operations.[1] With growing success, the Los Angeles Times labeled FilmNation as “the emerging Oscar powerhouse you’ve never heard of.”[1]

2018-2019: ExpansionEdit

In April 2018, FilmNation agreed to a $120 million revolving multi-bank credit facility with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and co-led by MUFG Union Bank.[4] The funds would be used to give films larger budgets, take on additional films and enter the TV film, theater, digital and VR content markets plus other strategic investment areas.[5]

In early 2019, FilmNation and Nordic Entertainment Group formed a television joint venture based in the United Kingdom that will operate under the FilmNation name.[6] Nordic Entertainment Group will have first option on exclusive distribution rights to all of the joint venture’s productions in the Nordic countries.[6] FilmNation hired TV vet Kirstie Macdonaldto to spearhead the London division.[7]

FilmographyEdit

UpcomingEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Zeitchik, Steven (February 23, 2017). "FilmNation, the emerging Oscar powerhouse you've never heard of". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  2. ^ McClintock, Pamela (2012-05-18). "Cannes 2012: FilmNation CEO Glen Basner on 'Lawless,' 'Mud' and His Secret to Success (Q&A)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  3. ^ McNary, Dave (November 7, 2013). "AFM: Woody Allen, Bill Condon Pics on FilmNation's Block". Variety. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (2018-04-18). "Cannes: FilmNation Closes $120 Million Revolving Credit Facility". Variety. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  5. ^ Hipes, Patrick (April 18, 2018). "FilmNation Closes Deal On $120M In New Financing". Deadline. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "FilmNation, NENT Launch UK-Based TV Joint Venture". filmnation.com. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  7. ^ Grater, Tom (2019-09-25). "FilmNation, Nordic Entertainment Group Hire Kirstie Macdonald To Run London TV Venture". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  8. ^ "HHhH". Archived from the original on 2016-07-29. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  9. ^ The Sense of an Ending
  10. ^ Weightless
  11. ^ Army of One
  12. ^ Midnight Special
  13. ^ Sing Street
  14. ^ The Whole Truth
  15. ^ Zero Days
  16. ^ Room
  17. ^ Solace
  18. ^ 21 & Over

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