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  1. Ousted Focus CEO James Schamus Will Still Campaign for 'Dallas Buyers Club'

    10:33 am 10/18/2013

    Schamus may be leaving Focus Features, but his presence at Thursday's Los Angeles premiere of the harrowing AIDS drama heralds his ongoing commitment to the film's awards push.Read more

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  2. Sean Penn on Fired Focus CEO James Schamus: 'Only Liability May Have Been Good Taste'

    8:00 am 10/9/2013

    As NBCUniversal shows the art house hero the door, the "Milk" star joins a chorus of insiders bemoaning the end of an era.Read more

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. '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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  6. Toronto 2012: Jason Reitman, James Schamus and Edward Burns Join Talent Lab

    9:58 am 9/4/2012

    The Hollywood players are the latest guest speakers to appear at TIFF's development program this week for 25 emerging Canadian filmmakers. Read more

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  7. James Schamus' Life on the Film Festival Circuit (Q&A)

    8:20 pm 9/8/2011

    The Focus CEO looks back on 22 years of adventures -- from selling "Walking and Talking" to Harvey Weinstein to stumbling across Terrence Malick when he least expected it.Read more

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  8. Focus Features President of Production John Lyons Exits Post

    4:51 pm 5/18/2011

    The executive, who oversaw movies including "Brokeback Mountain," "Hanna" and "Jane Eyre," plans to focus on his producing career as well as his philanthropic endeavors.Read more

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  9. Wachowskis, Tykwer Talk 'Cloud Atlas' Cast With Cannes Buyers (Cannes)

    5:36 am 5/12/2011

    Susan Sarandon, Jim Broadbent join all-star cast of $100 million epic. Read more

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  10. Seen and Heard on the Golden Globes Red Carpet

    6:44 pm 1/16/2011

    "Here, you eat, drink and walk around," Edie Falco told THR. Plus: HFPA president on why the show is "back-breaking" work and what annoyed one photographer.Read more

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