FilmNation’s Glen Basner on Diversifying Beyond Movies by Focusing on Storytelling

Glen Basner lives to make deals. Be it Toronto or Cannes, Sundance or Afm, you’ll find the FilmNation founder in the throes of negotiations over pricing and marketing plans, schmoozing and working ...

FilmNation, Sweden’s Nent Group launch TV Jv in UK

Creative team currently being assembled. FilmNation Entertainment and Sweden-based Nordic Entertainment Group (Nent Group) are forming a television joint venture based in the UK. The entity will ...

FilmNation, Nent Group Launch U.K. Joint Venture

Glen Basner’s FilmNation Entertainment and Nordic Entertainment Group (Nent Group) are joining forces to launch a new U.K.-based TV company which will develop, produce and finance premium scripted TV ...

Months of Meryl: An Epilogue

John and Matthew watched every single live-action film starring Meryl Streep. Meryl has been a superstar for 40 years now Matthew: You never forget the performers who first reach out to you from an ...

Mark Ruffalo to play twins in 'I Know This Much Is True' for HBO

Six-episode series centres on parallel lives of identical twin brothers in story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness. HBO has given a green light to I Know This Much Is True, a limited series from ...

FilmNation expands TV ambitions with Stefanie Berk hire

FilmNation expands TV ambitions with Stefanie Berk hire Executive most recently brought in American Gods to FremantleMedia North America. In a move to expand its television division, FilmNation Entertainment has hired veteran producer Stefanie Berk as ...

Shout! Studios Lands ‘In Harm’s Way’ Starring Emile Hirsch & ‘Mulan’s Crystal Yifei Liu

Shout! Studios Lands ‘In Harm’s Way’ Starring Emile Hirsch & ‘Mulan’s Crystal Yifei Liu Shout! Studios, the distribution and production arm of Shout! Factory, has picked up the North American rights to In Harm’s Way (a.k.a. The Chinese Widow), a World War II period drama starring Emile ...

Bille August to Head Jury of Revamped Cairo Film Festival (Exclusive)

Bille August to Head Jury of Revamped Cairo Film Festival (Exclusive) Oscar-winning Danish director Bille August will preside over the jury of the Cairo Film Festival, which is being revamped by Egyptian producer Mohamed Hefzy. August, who has accomplished the rare ...

3 Winona Ryder Films Every Fan Should See and More Gems From the Actress’ Retrospective Series

3 Winona Ryder Films Every Fan Should See and More Gems From the Actress’ Retrospective Series Call it the Ryderssance. Winona Ryder, beloved It Girl of the ’80s and ’90s, has spent the past three years churning out some of her best work yet, including small screen offerings like “Show Me a ...

Ranked! Winona Ryder's 20 best films

From the turkeys to the triumphs, Ryder’s 30-year career has taken her from the too-bad-to-be-missed depths of The House of the Spirits to some much more intriguing choices In any career spanning ...

Hulu developing The House of the Spirits TV series

Streaming service Hulu is teaming with FilmNation Entertainment for a TV adaptation of Isabel Allende’s critically-acclaimed novel The House of the Spirits, with the search currently underway for a ...

‘The House Of The Spirits’ TV Series Based On Isabel Allende Novel In Works At Hulu From FilmNation Entertainment

‘The House Of The Spirits’ TV Series Based On Isabel Allende Novel In Works At Hulu From FilmNation Entertainment Hulu is in early stages of development on a TV series adaptation of Isabel Allende’s critically praised novel The House of the Spirits. FilmNation Entertainment (Arrival), which had landed rights to ...

Ffa at 50: German Biz Lauds National Film Fund

As the Ffa, also known as the German Federal Film Board, turns 50 this year, Germany is celebrating the contribution of a funding organization that has not only created a thriving local movie sector, ...

Meryl Streep in ‘The Bridges of Madison County’: A look back at her 10th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome

Meryl Streep in ‘The Bridges of Madison County’: A look back at her 10th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome This article marks Part 10 of the 21-part Gold Derby series Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with her at the Academy ...

Meryl Streep in ‘A Cry in the Dark’: A look back at her eighth Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome

Meryl Streep in ‘A Cry in the Dark’: A look back at her eighth Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome This article marks Part 8 of the 21-part Gold Derby series analyzing Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with her, the ...

First Look & Clip: ’55 Steps’ Starring Helena Bonham Carter & Hilary Swank

As we go through the terrific lineup for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, we’re continually being pleasantly surprised by the smaller movies making an appearance — ones that don’t ...

From Almodóvar’s parade to the Security of Hollywood: Antonio Banderas’ cinematic journey

Author: Jon Lyus Antonio Banderas is one of the more recognisable faces (and certainly one of the most recognisable voices) in Hollywood. His presence in front of the camera is tangible, and the ...

'Learning to Drive' – A Conversation with Director Isabel Coixet, and Actors Patricia Clarkson & Sarita Choudhury

I recently sat down with director Isabel Coixet, and actors Patricia Clarkson and Sarita Choudhury at the Crosby Hotel in New York City, to discuss their new film "Learning to Drive." The film, ...

Fantasy Short 'The Secret of Joy' Uses Hollywood's Talent for a Beautiful Cause

Directed by Max Bartoli and Fabiola Lopez Batoli, "The Secret of Joy" is a $500K short project created to support the cause of pediatric cancer. Their noble endeavor inspired a great number of ...

StreamFix: 5 Weird Movies Starring Oscar Nominees on Netflix Now

StreamFix: 5 Weird Movies Starring Oscar Nominees on Netflix Now There is only one correct way to prepare for the Oscars: resentfully watching every bad, dubious, or weird movie starring this year's honorees and feeling smug about it. StreamFix is here to help. ...

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