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    Why Box Office Tracking Is Still Off for Diverse Movies Like 'Crazy Rich Asians'

    Five years ago, Glen Basner and Steven Samuels took a leap of faith and started sales company FilmNation as the world’s economy went into a nosedive. “It was a terrible time to start,” Samuels admits. “Everyone was in a preserve-and- protect mode and wanted to get out of their obligations. The silver lining is that […]

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    Jennifer Garner Talks Walk of Fame, TV After ‘Alias’

    Five years ago, Glen Basner and Steven Samuels took a leap of faith and started sales company FilmNation as the world’s economy went into a nosedive. “It was a terrible time to start,” Samuels admits. “Everyone was in a preserve-and- protect mode and wanted to get out of their obligations. The silver lining is that […]

  • Kevin Spacey's 'Billionaire Boys Club' Opens

    Kevin Spacey's 'Billionaire Boys Club' Opens With Abysmal $618

    Five years ago, Glen Basner and Steven Samuels took a leap of faith and started sales company FilmNation as the world’s economy went into a nosedive. “It was a terrible time to start,” Samuels admits. “Everyone was in a preserve-and- protect mode and wanted to get out of their obligations. The silver lining is that […]

  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Can 'Crazy Rich Asians' Save the Rom-Com by Embracing Diversity?

    Five years ago, Glen Basner and Steven Samuels took a leap of faith and started sales company FilmNation as the world’s economy went into a nosedive. “It was a terrible time to start,” Samuels admits. “Everyone was in a preserve-and- protect mode and wanted to get out of their obligations. The silver lining is that […]

  • Sony Pictures Classics Nabs Rights to

    Sony Pictures Classics Nabs Rights to 'Never Look Away'

    Five years ago, Glen Basner and Steven Samuels took a leap of faith and started sales company FilmNation as the world’s economy went into a nosedive. “It was a terrible time to start,” Samuels admits. “Everyone was in a preserve-and- protect mode and wanted to get out of their obligations. The silver lining is that […]

  • Korean hit film "The Witness"

    Korea Box Office: Headed by 'The Witness' Local Films Dominate the Weekend

    Five years ago, Glen Basner and Steven Samuels took a leap of faith and started sales company FilmNation as the world’s economy went into a nosedive. “It was a terrible time to start,” Samuels admits. “Everyone was in a preserve-and- protect mode and wanted to get out of their obligations. The silver lining is that […]

  • Oscars: Turkey Selects Nuri Bilge Ceylan's

    Oscars: Turkey Selects Nuri Bilge Ceylan's 'The Wild Pear Tree' for Submission

    Five years ago, Glen Basner and Steven Samuels took a leap of faith and started sales company FilmNation as the world’s economy went into a nosedive. “It was a terrible time to start,” Samuels admits. “Everyone was in a preserve-and- protect mode and wanted to get out of their obligations. The silver lining is that […]

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