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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Cannes: Alison Thompson to Launch Sunray Films with 'Alone in Berlin'

    10:37 am 4/29/2014

    Former Focus Features CEO James Schamus will be among the producers of the project, written by Achim von Borries and to be directed by French actor Vincent Perez.Read more

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  6. 'Divergent' Actor Ben Lloyd-Hughes Joins Pierce Brosnan in 'The Moon and the Sun'

    4:55 pm 3/19/2014

    "Soul Surfer" helmer Sean McNamara is directing the film, which is based on Vonda McIntyre's fantasy novel.Read more

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  7. Berlin: Jury President James Schamus Hits the Fest With Newfound Freedom (Q&A)

    9:00 pm 2/6/2014

    The former Focus CEO talks to THR about getting his start in Berlin, why he won’t talk about what happened at Focus and where he’ll be dining during the fest (it's not where you think).Read more

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  8. Berlin Jury President James Schamus: Philip Seymour Hoffman 'Will Be Here' in Spirit

    2:56 am 2/6/2014

    The jury, which also includes Christoph Waltz, Michel Gondry and James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, among others, sidestepped the Woody Allen controversy in its first press conference.Read more

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  9. Writers Guild Awards: Hosts Joke About Woody Allen Scandals, 'Her' and 'Captain Phillips' Take Top Film Prizes

    11:18 pm 2/1/2014

    "Breaking Bad," "Veep," "House of Cards," "30 Rock" and "The Colbert Report" win TV trophies while David Simon, James Schamus and "The Simpsons" executive producer Sam Simon are honored.Read more

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  10. Finding Fela: Sundance Review

    6:49 pm 1/29/2014

    Oscar-winner Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) grapples with an enigmatic persona in his politically charged doc about Nigerian musician Fela Kuti.Read more

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