Glen Basner
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United States

FilmNation Entertainment



Not even a pandemic could stop Basner’s production and international sales company. FilmNation made a splash at the Cannes virtual market in July, pre-selling Pablo Larraín’s “Spencer,” starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, and Dan Gilroy’s “Faster, Cheaper, Better” to global territories and closing a deal with Apple for Antoine Fuqua’s slave escape thriller “Emancipation,” with Will Smith, reportedly worth upwards of $120 million. In August, FilmNation TV UK, a joint venture with Nordic Entertainment Group, signed a two-year development deal with British broadcaster and director Reggie Yates. Under Basner’s leadership, FilmNation is expanding into theater (Tony-winning musical “The Band’s Visit”), television (HBO’s “I Know This Much Is True”) and podcasting (“Hyper-Thetical,” hosted by Kerry Bishé).




  • Boston University (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • New Power of New York
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Laura Dern, Glen Basner Selected for Gotham Awards Honors

Laura Dern, Glen Basner Selected for Gotham Awards Honors

The Independent Filmmaker Project has selected Laura Dern for its actress tribute and FilmNation Entertainment CEO Glen Basner for the industry tribute at the 2019 IFP Gotham Awards.The ceremony will be held on Dec. 2 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City."From her early roles in 'Blue Velvet' and 'Jurassic Park' to her more recent performances in 'Big Little Lies,' 'Little Women' and 'Marriage Story,' Laura transcends the screen and imbues each and every one of her characters with a deep...


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