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  1. Ex-Focus Head James Schamus to Make Feature Directorial Debut

    7:22 am 11/12/2014

    He will helm the film adaptation of Philip Roth's best-selling novel 'Indignation'Read more

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  2. Focus CEO Peter Schlessel on the Move to the Mainstream and the Studio's Future

    7:00 am 10/23/2014

    In his first interview since assuming the role in a shake-up one year ago, Schlessel explains the prestige label's move to mix mainstream ("I'm proud to have 'Insidious 3' ") with the more expected awards plays ('The Theory of Everything') as the midbudget movie finds a homeRead more

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  3. Paul Allen and Morgan Spurlock's 'We the Economy' Short Films Get Release Date, Free Distribution

    7:42 am 10/14/2014

    James Schamus, Adam McKay, Catherine Hardwicke and Adrian Grenier are just some of the directors behind the shortsRead more

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  4. 'Hollywood Is Not American': James Schamus Explains What He Really Meant

    10:00 am 10/10/2014

    In a letter to the editor, Focus Features' former CEO writes, "I was far from passing judgment"Read more

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  5. Jeffrey Katzenberg to Headline London Film Festival Industry Program

    2:30 am 10/1/2014

    He will speak in October, when DreamWorks Animation celebrates its 20th anniversary, after recent talks about a saleRead more

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  6. James Schamus: Hollywood Focuses on Films for "20-Year-Old Chinese People"

    4:02 am 9/19/2014

    In London, he also talks about embracing TV, philosophy, 'Showgirls' and working on Ang Lee's unloved 'Hulk'Read more

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  7. Toronto: Former Focus Co-CEO Andrew Karpen Launches New Distribution Company

    12:18 pm 8/13/2014

    UPDATED: Billionaire Manoj Bhargava, founder of 5-hour Energy, is financing the ventureRead more

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  8. Emma Thompson, James Schamus Set for BAFTA, BFI Screenwriters Lecture Series

    4:05 am 7/15/2014

    Now in its fifth year, the popular London event series has previously featured the likes of Julian Fellowes, David S. Goyer and Charlie Kaufman.Read more

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  9. James Schamus to Receive Outfest Achievement Award

    11:26 am 6/24/2014

    The former Focus Features CEO will be honored on opening night of Los Angeles' LGBT film festival.Read more

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  10. LAFF: Sony Pictures Classics' Tom Bernard, Michael Barker Get Spirit of Independence Award

    12:23 pm 6/17/2014

    "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" collaborators Ang Lee and James Schamus joined in the conversation as the two co-presidents looked back at their string of Oscar winners.Read more

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