Berlin: John Carney’s ‘Sing Street’ With U2′s Bono And The Edge To Be Sold Offshore By FilmNation

By | Thursday February 6, 2014 @ 11:01am PST
Mike Fleming

bonoAfter the stampede at Toronto to land domestic rights to John Carney‘s Can A Song Save Your Life?, here’s a Berlin title worth paying attention to. FilmNation Entertainment has been selected to sell international rights to Carney’s next film, which … Read More »

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AFM: FilmNation Boards True-Crime Thriller ‘Tokyo Vice’ Starring Daniel Radcliffe

By | Tuesday November 5, 2013 @ 6:24pm PST

Daniel Radcliffe is starring as an American journalist who covers the Japanese underworld in Tokyo Vice. FilmNation Entertainment will finance and sell international rights at AFM to the thriller, which is based on … Read More »

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UK’s Good Films Hires Kate Fasulo As Head Of Production

By | Tuesday October 8, 2013 @ 4:46am PDT

Kate Fasulo is joining Miriam Segal’s UK indie Good Films after 10 years at Working Title. There, the exec recently completed work on Richard Curtis’ About Time and Hossein Amini’s upcoming The Two Faces Of Read More »

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FilmNation, Tribeca Reunite Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro For ‘The Good House’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: FilmNation Entertainment has acquired from Jane Rosenthal the rights to the bestselling Ann Leary novel The Good House. They’re reuniting one of the great screen couples, Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro, and Michael Cunningham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of … Read More »

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Lionsgate Acquires ‘A Most Wanted Man’; John Le Carre Adaptation Stars Philip Seymour Hoffman And Rachel McAdams

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate has closed a deal for U.S. distribution rights to A Most Wanted Man, the Anton Corbijn-directed adaptation of the contemporary thriller novel by John le Carre. Corbijn has wrapped the film, which stars Philip … Read More »

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‘Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence Attached To Susanne Bier-Directed ‘The Rules Of Inheritance’

By | Wednesday June 5, 2013 @ 3:40pm PDT
Mike Fleming

FilmNation Entertainment will finance and handle sales for The Rules Of Inheritance, which will star Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence. Directing is Susanne Bier, who just helmed Serena with Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. Abi Morgan, who … Read More »

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Cannes: FilmNation Secures $50M In New Financing

By | Tuesday May 7, 2013 @ 11:26am PDT

Glen Basner’s FilmNation Entertainment is headed to Cannes next week with three films in official selection: Alexander Payne’s Nebraska, Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring and J.C. Chandor’s All Is Lost. It’s also hitting the Croisette with an infusion of $50M. Here’s the release:

NEW YORK – Tuesday, May 7, 2013 – Following an exponential level of growth since its inception less than five years ago, punctuated by last year’s more than $420 million in international box office, New York-based FilmNation Entertainment announced today they have successfully negotiated $50 million in additional capital with an equity-backed, revolving multi-bank credit facility with Bank Of America Merrill Lynch and Union Bank. The unique structure of the arrangement was made possible in part due to FilmNation’s outstanding track record and their strong relationships with the financial community. It was also facilitated by the longstanding relationship between FilmNation and Bank of America’s Brian Stearns, Daniel Timmons and Sharad Bhatt as well as Union Bank’s Bryan LaCour, Anthony Beaudoin and Jason Feuerstein, each of whom have overseen many single picture deals between the company and Union Bank.

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FilmNation, Lava Bear Team For Nic Mathieu-Helmed Thriller ‘Story Of Your Life’

By | Tuesday November 27, 2012 @ 2:43pm PST
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: FilmNation Entertainment has partnered with Lava Bear Films to finance, produce and handle worldwide sales for the sci-fi thriller Story Of Your Life. Scripted by Eric Heisserer, the film will be helmed by commercials director Nic Mathieu. The film will be produced by 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy and Dan Levine with FilmNation’s Aaron Ryder and Karen Lunder. Lava Bear’s David Linde, Tory Metzger, FilmNation’s Glen Basner and Heisserer will be executive producers. Based on a short story by sci-fi writer Ted Chiang, Story Of Your Life is a mind-bending science fiction thriller with a powerful, emotional twist. After aliens land around the globe, a linguist is recruited by the U.S. government in a race to decipher their intentions on Earth. Production will begin next year. Read More »

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AFM: ‘Paranormal Activity’s Oren Peli, FilmNation Team On Fright Film

By | Tuesday November 1, 2011 @ 8:45am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: FilmNation Entertainment is fully financing an untitled thriller hatched by Paranormal Activity helmer Oren Peli, which is just getting underway in Eastern Europe. Peli wrote the story and Brad Parker is directing. Peli wrote the script with Shane and … Read More »

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Toronto: FilmNation Nabs Rights To ‘Eye In The Sky’ Script For Oliver Hirschbiegel To Direct

By | Monday September 12, 2011 @ 9:20am PDT
Mike Fleming

FilmNation has acqured Guy Hibbert’s screenplay Eye in the Sky for Downfall director Oliver Hirschbiegel to helm, a move that reteams the writer and director who collaborated on the 2009 Liam Neeson-starrer Five Minutes of Heaven, which won … Read More »

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Toronto: Buyers Get First Look At Christian Bale-Starrer ‘Heroes Of Nanking’, Now Titled ‘The Flowers Of War’

Buyers at the Toronto Film Festival got their first look today at Zhang Yimou’s The Flowers of War, which previously was known as Heroes of Nanking. The true-life drama stars Christian Bale and is set against the backdrop … Read More »

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FilmNation Grabs Mike Jones Spec ‘In The Event Of A Moon Disaster’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: In competitive bidding, FilmNation Entertainment has acquired In the Event of a Moon Disaster, a Mike Jones spec script that re-imagines the first moon mission. In this version, disaster strikes and the astronauts find themselves up against … Read More »

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Jeff Nichols Lands Matthew & Reese In ‘Mud’

Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Take Shelter helmer Jeff Nichols has set Mud as his next film, and is in talks with Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Tree of Life‘s Tye Sheridan to star. … Read More »

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James McTeigue Directing ‘Message From The King’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: V For Vendetta helmer James McTeigue has been set to direct Message From the King for FilmNation Entertainment. Scripted by Oliver Butcher and Stephen Cornwell (Unknown), the thriller centers on Jacob King, an enigmatic outsider who comes to LA … Read More »

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FilmNation, Relativity Media Seal Offshore Distribution Deal

(Beverly Hills, CA) January 13, 2011 – FilmNation Entertainment and Relativity Media LLC. are in final negotiations to solidify an exclusive multi-year deal whereby FilmNation would oversee the international sales and distribution of Relativity titles, produced under their single picture business. The union is slated to begin prior

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FilmNation Takes On ‘Message’ Movie

Mike Fleming

Message From The King, a thriller that once had Will Smith and Michael Mann circling before it languished when Warner Independent Pictures folded, is generating some new heat. Glen Basner’s FilmNation Entertainment has come aboard to produce the action thriller and package it for spring 2011 production start. FilmNation’s Aaron … Read More »

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