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  1. James Schamus Parts Ways With Focus: 4 Films That Defined His Vision

    5:39 am 10/3/2013

    The co-founder gravitated to director-driven films, with a touch more edge and innovation than standard awards-season fare.Read more

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  2. Inside the Focus Shakeup: Universal Plotted Peter Schlessel Move for Months (Analysis)

    5:00 am 10/3/2013

    Why Universal's Donna Langley is charting a new, broader course for the specialty label as James Schamus exits and the veteran FilmDistrict exec takes over.Read more

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  3. Focus Shake-Up: 'Fifty Shades' and 5 Pressing Questions

    1:03 pm 10/2/2013

    Peter Schlessel is taking over Focus from longtime CEO James Schamus, and that has far-reaching implications for Universal's specialty distributor.Read more

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  4. Outraged 'Fifty Shades' Fans Petition for New Stars

    7:23 am 9/3/2013

    The Labor Day news that Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson would play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele led thousands to Change.org, as producer Dana Brunetti took to Twitter to address the backlash.Read more

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  5. Box Office: 'One Direction' Opens No. 1 Thursday Night With Strong $2.7 Million

    7:28 am 8/30/2013

    The concert documentary -- directed by Morgan Spurlock -- should have no trouble topping the Labor Day weekend box office as summer winds to a close.Read more

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  6. 'Closed Circuit's' Surveillance Issues More Relevant in Light of NSA Scandal, Stars Say

    2:16 pm 8/20/2013

    Focus Features CEO James Schamus also talks about casting "Fifty Shades of Grey."Read more

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  7. First 'C.O.G.' Trailer: David Sedaris Finds Religion (Video)

    8:15 am 8/15/2013

    Jonathan Groff stars as a fictional version of the author in an adaptation of an essay from his 1997 collection "Naked."Read more

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  8. Screener Wars: 'Mud' and 'Place Beyond the Pines' First to Hit Voters' Mailboxes

    10:36 am 8/8/2013

    THR's awards analyst reports that the films, both released on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, have been sent to HFPA members and select journalists.Read more

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  9. 'Boxtrolls' Breaks Ground by Featuring Same-Sex Parents in Animated Movie Trailer

    5:00 am 7/3/2013

    Laika Studios head Travis Knight says of the gay-friendly teaser, "We're just trying to be who we are."Read more

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  10. Robert Pattinson Parties with 'Fifty Shades' Author E.L. James

    11:11 am 6/25/2013

    The "Twilight" star's socializing refuels rumors that he's in the running to play Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of the erotic bestseller.Read more

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