FilmNation Entertainment is a leading distributor, financier and producer of independent films and is a destination for many of the world's most renowned filmmakers including Steven Soderbergh, Terrence Malick, Pedro Almodóvar, Woody Allen, Jonathan Glazer, Sofia Coppola, Jeff Nichols, J.C. Chandor, Rian Johnson, Anton Corbijn, Morten Tyldum, Lenny Abrahamson, Denis Villeneuve, and John Lee Hancock amongst many others. Since being founded in 2008 by veteran film executive Glen Basner, FilmNation has established itself as a home for specialty filmmaking with global appeal by focusing on a highly selective group of filmmakers and projects that emphasize both creative integrity and commercial potential. FilmNation is consistently ranked as one of the highest-grossing independent international film distributors, has become a prolific and respected producer, and its titles are amongst the most critically lauded in the film industry.
In 2016, FilmNation released ARRIVAL, directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker. ARRIVAL was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. the film won the Oscar for Best Sound Editing. ARRIVAL has made over $200M in worldwide box office to date.
Recent FilmNation productions include THE BIG SICK, THE CHILDREN ACT and DISOBEDIENCE. THE BIG SICK stars Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano, was directed by Michael Showalter, and produced by Judd Apatow and Barry Mendel. It was released on June 23 by Amazon Studios. Richard Eyre's THE CHILDREN ACT, starring Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci, is currently post-production. FilmNation is also in post-production on DISOBEDIENCE, directed by Sebastián Lelio and starring Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz.
FilmNation is in production on LIFE, ITSELF, directed by Dan Fogelman and starring Oscar Isaac.
FilmNation’s previous and upcoming sales line-up showcases the work of many of today’s most exciting, established and up-and-coming filmmakers including: Academy Award winning ROOM starring Brie Larson, Academy Award winning THE IMITATION GAME starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley; Woody Allen’s CAFÉ SOCIETY; Academy Award Best Picture winner THE KING’S SPEECH; Steven Soderbergh's LOGAN LUCKY; James Schamus' INDIGNATION; John Carney's SING STREET; Alexander Payne’s NEBRASKA; Pedro Almodóvar’s THE SKIN I LIVE IN, LOS AMANTES PASAJEROS and JULIETA; among many others.