FilmNation Entertainment

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FilmNation Entertainment
Privately Held LLC
Industry Independent film production and distribution
Founded 2008
Founder Glen Basner, CEO
Headquarters 150 West 22nd Street
9th Floor
New York, New York 10017
United States
Key people
  • Glen Basner (CEO)
  • Milan Popelka (COO)
  • Aaron Ryder
  • Ben Browning
  • (Co-Presidents, Production & Acquisitions)
Owner Steven Samuels (67%)
Village Roadshow (33%)
Number of employees
40 (2017)[1]
Website www.filmnation.com

FilmNation Entertainment, LLC is an American film production and international sales company, founded by film executive Glen Basner in 2008. The company has the capacity to fund $80 to $100 million in films at any give time[1] and is a member of the American Film Market.[2]

History

FilmNation Entertainment was 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]

In 2012, Filmnation produced its first film, Mud. However, until Village Roadshow invested $18 million in December 2018 for 33% stake in the company to make film production a regular part of operations.[1] On November 6, 2013, FilmNation Entertainment became part of the American Film Market for the first time, acquiring and then selling the international rights to Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight and Bill Condon's Mr. Holmes.[2]

In early February 2017, the company sued The Weinstein Company over the released date of The Founder.[1] 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. 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.[3]

Filmography

In Release

Upcoming Releases

Past Releases

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Zeitchik, Steven (February 23, 2017). "FilmNation, the emerging Oscar powerhouse you've never heard of". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  2. ^ a b McNary, Dave (November 7, 2013). "AFM: Woody Allen, Bill Condon Pics on FilmNation's Block". Variety. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Hipes, Patrick (April 18, 2018). "FilmNation Closes Deal On $120M In New Financing". Deadline. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  4. ^ HHhH
  5. ^ The Sense of an Ending
  6. ^ Weightless
  7. ^ Midnight Special
  8. ^ Room
  9. ^ Solace
  10. ^ Sing Street
  11. ^ The Whole Truth
  12. ^ Zero Days

External links

Official website

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