Lunder joins co. from Landscape
FilmNation Entertainment has tapped Karen Lunder exec VP of production.She joins FilmNation from Landscape Entertainment, where she was prexy of production. Lunder will work out of FilmNation’s Los Angeles office, reporting directly to president of production Aaron Ryder. FilmNation is looking to increase its production flow, making three to four films per year. “As we grow our production business, Karen’s reputation, impeccable taste and relationships in the industry made her the natural choice for us. She will no doubt bring a wealth of experience to the table in addition to quality projects,” Ryder said. Prior to Landscape, Lunder ran Gil Netter’s eponymous Fox-based banner, where she developed and oversaw “Marley and Me” and “The Blind Side.” Exec began her career in Gotham’s indie film community before she joined October Films as director of production. There, she worked on Todd Solondz’s “Happiness,” Robert Duvall’s “The Apostle” and Robert Altman’s “Cookie’s Fortune.” FilmNation’s 2-year-old production arm is in post-production on the Jennifer Lawrence starrer “House at the End of the Street,” and James McTeigue’s “The Raven,” starring John Cusack and Luke Evans. Latter thesp is set to star in “The Amateur American” for FilmNation, which is also developing “F*cking Engaged,” with Jessica Biel, and “Message From the King,” from scribes Oliver Butcher and Stephen Cornwell.