Glen Basner
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United States
2018

FilmNation Entertainment

Glen
Basner

CEO

After earning his stripes working at Ted Hope and James Schamus’ Good Machine (later to become Focus Features) and moving onto The Weinstein Company, Basner launched FilmNation in 2008, intent on creating a home for specialty filmmaking with global appeal. He scored an early hit with Oscar winner “The King’s Speech,” for which the company handled international sales, and soon attracted the likes of Steven Soderbergh, Terrence Malick, Pedro Almodóvar and Sofia Coppola. Of late, FilmNation has gained a foothold on awards season, notably with 2015’s “Room,” which scored a best actress win for Brie Larson, as well as best pic and director nods. Basner stepped things up a notch in 2016 with Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival,” which reeled in seven Oscar noms.

Career

  • Good Machine
  • ARRIVAL
  • ROOM

Education

  • Boston University (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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'Arrival's' FilmNation Sets Gender-Equality Drama Thriller 'Civil War' (EXCLUSIVE)

'Arrival's' FilmNation Sets Gender-Equality Drama Thriller 'Civil War' (EXCLUSIVE)

Glen Basner’s FilmNation Entertainment, in Venice for "Arrival,”  is teaming with screenwriter David Kukoff to develop, produce, and finance feature equal-rights drama “Civil War.”From an existing script by Kukoff, “Civil War” turns on the true story of the bitter battle to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in 1973, which became a hotbed of dispute for both sides of the gender equality movement that continues to this day. Repped by ESA, Kukoff is managed by Peter Heller, who is producing with...

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