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 the memoir of reporter Jake Adelstein. His beat includes covering stories of the yakuza, extortion, murder, human trafficking, and fiscal corruption. Commercials and video director Anthony Mandler will helming the pic from a script being written by J.T. Rogers. John Lesher and Adam Kassan will produce the film, with Binn Jakupi aboard as executive producer. UTA is repping U.S. rights to Tokyo Vice, which is set to shoot in mid-2014. Radcliffe is represented by Sue Latimer at ARG in the UK and by UTA in the U.S. and attorney Fred Toczek. Mandler is represented by UTA and Management 360. Rogers is represented by WME. Adelstein is represented by UTA and William Clark Associates.
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.
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.
(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
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 …