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Range Media, FilmNation Ink Film Co-Production Pact

Range Media Partners and Glen Basner’s FilmNation Entertainment have inked a wide-ranging film co-production and co-financing pact. The agreement will enable talent at Range Media, a management and brand development shop launched in 2020, to get their films made via FilmNation’s production and sales arms. The partners will aim to produce four to six films […]

Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Play Cult Leader Jim Jones in Jonestown Thriller ‘White Night’

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Chloe Grace Moretz have signed on to star as cult leader Jim Jones and Jonestown survivor Deborah Layton in White Night, a psychological thriller about Jones’ infamous People’s Temple cult. From his base in San Francisco, the charismatic preacher Jones built a large and devoted following. In 1974, he established “Jonestown” in […]

IFC, FilmNation Take Venice Winner, French Abortion Drama ‘Happening’

IFC Films and FilmNation have jointly acquired U.S. rights to Happening, the French abortion drama also known as L’événement from Audrey Diwan, which won the Golden Lion for best film at this year’s Venice Film Festival. The period drama, set in France in the 1960s, when abortion was still illegal in the country, has been […]

Rose Byrne to Play New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Andrew Niccol’s ‘They Are Us’

In a project likely to spark considerable interest at the Cannes Virtual Market later this month, Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids, Mrs. America) is set to play New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in They Are Us, written and to be directed by fellow Kiwi Andrew Niccol. The film — being introduced to buyers by FilmNation Entertainment, with […]

Secret Lena Dunham Film ‘Sharp Stick’ Stars Kristine Froseth, Taylour Paige

Dunham will also star in her first movie in 11 years that explores female sexuality and recently wrapped production in Los Angeles.

Mark Rylance, Dylan O’Brien, Zoey Deutch, Johnny Flynn Board Graham Moore’s ‘The Outfit’

Focus Features has pre-bought world rights to FilmNation's crime drama about a former Saville Row tailor making suits for vicious gangsters in Chicago.

Richard Baker, Former FilmNation Exec, New President of Silk Factory U.S. 

Richard Baker, former marketing executive at FilmNation, has been named president of U.S. operations at creative agency Silk Factory. Silk Factory is known for its U.K. campaigns for such films 'Parasite' and 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire.' 

Virtual Cannes Deals Memo: Day 4

MGM jams with 'Bill & Ted' worldwide and studios circle Will Smith-starrer 'Emancipation' as the majors make their presence felt at the Virtual Cannes Market on day four.

CAA Backs New Film Market With San Sebastian, Zurich Festivals

CAA Media Finance is backing a new film market at the San Sebastian and Zurich film festivals in September that will feature movies from the cancelled SXSW and Tribeca Festivals as well as new sales projects.

Gotham Awards: Laura Dern, FilmNation CEO to Be Honored at 2019 Ceremony

Laura Dern and FilmNation CEO Glen Basner are the latest recipients of the 2019 Gotham Independent Film Awards tributes, with Dern set to receive the actress tribute and Basner receiving the industry tribute.

FilmNation Taps Kirstie Macdonald to Head New U.K. TV Joint Venture

FilmNation's newly launched U.K. television joint venture with the Nordic Entertainment Group has named Kirstie Macdonald as its creative director.

‘Arrival’ Producers FilmNation and Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps Reteam for Sci-Fi Film ‘The Message’ (Exclusive)

Following in the footsteps of their best picture Oscar nominee 'Arrival,' FilmNation Entertainment and 21 Laps have acquired big-screen rights to Ken Liu’s sci-fi short story 'The Message.'