Propellor FilmTech Meetup
Monday, February 19, 7-9 pm
A fireside chat with Glen Basner (CEO at FilmNation Entertainment) recorded for the Film Disruptors podcast.
The Propellor FilmTech Meetup Berlin is a monthly speaker and networking event with the aim to explore the touchpoint between the film industry and the start-up & tech world. The 7th edition of the meetup will take place at the European Film Market during the Berlin International Film Festival, featuring a fireside chat with Glen Basner and moderated by Alex Stolz.
Glen Basner is the CEO at FilmNation Entertainment, the Hollywood production and international sales powerhouse behind such Oscar-nominated hits as Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival” (with 8 noms in 2017) and “The Big Sick” by Michael Showalter (nominated in 2018 for Best Original Screenplay). 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, Jonathan Glazer, Sofia Coppola, Jeff Nichols, J.C. Chandor, Rian Johnson, Anton Corbijn, Lenny Abrahamson, Denis Villeneuve, and John Lee Hancock. Founded in 2008 by 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. The company has become a prolific and respected producer, and its titles are amongst the most critically lauded in the film industry. FilmNation has more than 40 Academy Award® nominations and eight wins since its inception.
In their wide-ranging interview, Alex Stolz will address Basner’s views on how new technologies and the use of data have changed the film business, the current state of diversity in front of and behind the camera, and FilmNation’s process of selecting projects and building talent.
The conversation, a deep-dive into the international business of financing and selling films with a global appeal and a high commercial potential, will be recorded for the Film Disruptors podcast. Film Disruptors is about sharing insights and expertise from the players reshaping the business and art of storytelling.
Berliner Freiheit, 10785 Berlin
Please note, that pre-registration for the Propellor FilmTech Meetup has been closed. With a Market Badge (priority) or Festival Accreditation you are able to attend the event – based on availability and a first-come, first-served basis.