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  1. 'Oldboy' Stars Talk Differences Between Two Versions of Film

    4:53 pm 11/12/2013

    Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen and others also revealed what it was like to work with director Spike Lee at the New York screening of FilmDistrict's last movie.Read more

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  2. Focus Features Announces More Key Senior Hires

    1:45 pm 11/7/2013

    UDATED: Incoming Focus CEO Peter Schlessel is expanding his team to include additional FilmDistrict executives.Read more

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  3. Focus CEO Peter Schlessel Names New Executive Team

    1:36 pm 10/15/2013

    UPDATED: Schlessel has tapped several of his FilmDistrict colleagues to join him at Focus, which is undergoing a major transformation following the exit of ousted chief James Schamus. 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. Toronto 2012: FilmDistrict's Peter Schlessel on the Fest -- 'It's My Favorite Acquisitions Market'

    10:00 am 9/5/2012

    The movie vet talks to THR about nabbing "Looper," leaving Sony and the future for upstart film labels.Read more

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