Glen Basner
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United States
2019

FilmNation Entertainment

Glen
Basner

CEO

Over the last two years, Basner has spearheaded negotiations for sales of high-profile titles including Simon Kinberg’s spy thriller “355,” starring Jessica Chastain, the Daniel Craig-starring whodunnit “Knives Out” and the Chris Hemsworth-Tiffany Haddish comedy “Down Under Cover.” In January, he broke the record for the biggest U.S. rights deal to come out of Sundance Film Festival when the Mindy Kaling-Emma Thompson-led “Late Night,” co-financed with 30West, sold to Amazon for $13 million. Under his leadership, FilmNation has also branched out into theater (Tony-winning musical “The Band’s Visit”), television (HBO’s upcoming “I Know This Much Is True”) and podcasting (“Hyper-Thetical,” hosted by Kerry Bishé). In January, the shingle launched the U.K.-based broadcasting and OTT joint venture Nordic Entertainment Group to produce premium TV content for global audiences.

Career

  • Good Machine
  • ARRIVAL
  • ROOM

Education

  • Boston University (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 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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