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FilmNation Entertainment

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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
Number of employees
40 (2017)[1]

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


2008: Founding

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 Growth

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: Expansion

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]



Filmography by Year















  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". 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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