Glen Basner's FilmNation hires two execs

Carolyn Harris, Beatrice Springborn take prod'n posts

FilmNation Entertainment, the international sales/production company launched last year by Glen Basner, has named Carolyn Harris vp production and Beatrice Springborn production executive. Both Harris and Springborn previously worked at Raygun Prods. for Aaron Ryder, who heads FilmNation's production arm.

Harris and Springborn also served as producers on "My One and Only," starring Renee Zellweger, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, and they were executives on "Hamlet 2" and "The TV Set."

Additionally, Harris worked with Ryder at Newmarket, where Ryder was exec producer on such movies as "Memento" and "Donnie Darko." Springborn joined Raygun after working in development at Pixar Animation.

New York-based Film National is serving as the exclusive sales company for Media Rights Capital and Samuels Media and has a nonexclusive deal with Endgame Entertainment.

FilmNation's production entity, based in Los Angeles, is looking to make two or three films a year.

Its first projects include the thriller "The Raven," about the last days of Edgar Allen Poe's life, and "Bull Rush," which it will co-produce with Newmarket.