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)
  • Aaron Ryder
  • Ben Browning
  • (Co-Presidents, Production & Acquisitions)
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.


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. 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 December 2014, Village Roadshow invested $18 million for 33% stake in the company to make film production a regular part of operations.[1]

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]

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. Nordic Entertainment Group will have first option on exclusive distribution rights to all of the joint venture’s productions in the Nordic countries.[4]



Filmography by Year[edit]















  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. ^ 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. ^ "FilmNation, NENT Launch UK-Based TV Joint Venture". Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  5. ^ "HHhH". Archived from the original on 2016-07-29. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  6. ^ The Sense of an Ending
  7. ^ Weightless
  8. ^ Army of One
  9. ^ Midnight Special
  10. ^ Sing Street
  11. ^ The Whole Truth
  12. ^ Zero Days
  13. ^ Room
  14. ^ Solace
  15. ^ 21 & Over

External links[edit]

Official website