Glen Basner is the Chief Executive Officer of FilmNation Entertainment, one of the leading independent international sales & distribution and production companies in the world. The company was founded in 2008 by Basner, who is widely regarded as one of the preeminent international sales agents and creative professionals operating in the film business today. FilmNation’s impressive sales line-up showcases the work of many of today’s most exciting, established and up-and-coming filmmakers. Currently in release are: Jonathan Glazer’s Under The Skin starring Scarlett Johansson, an In Competition film at the 2013 Venice Film Festival and 2013 Toronto International Film Festival Official Selection; and David Michôd’s The Rover starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson. Upcoming releases include: Terrence Malick’s Knight Of Cups starring Christian Bale and Natalie Portman; Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man starring Philip Seymour Hoffman; The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch; and J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain; among others. FilmNation is currently in development on Denis Villeneuve’s Story Of Your Life starring Amy Adams; The Rules of Inheritance starring Jennifer Lawrence; and The Good House starring Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro; among others.
Prior to FilmNation, Basner was President, International for The Weinstein Company (TWC), where he oversaw all international operations for TWC and Dimension Films. Before joining TWC, Basner was Executive Vice President, International Sales & Distribution at Focus Features. Basner transitioned to his role at Focus after quickly rising up the ranks to become the head of international sales at the venerable New York independent film company Good Machine, which was acquired by Universal to create Focus Features in 2002. Basner is based at FilmNation’s Ne w York City headquarters and is an alum of Boston University.