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Jeb Brody has been named president of production at Focus Features.
He will report to Focus CEO James Schamus and president Andrew Karpen.
Brody replaces John Lyons, who is returning to work as a film producer. He begins next month and will be based in the West Coast offices, but oversee the production teams in place in New York and London as well.
Prior to Focus Features, Brody was the president of production of Vendôme Pictures.
“Jeb is an exceptionally talented executive with great taste and instincts, with a genuine track record of making successful, smart movies. We’re thrilled to have found an ideal successor to John Lyons,” said Schamus and Karpen in a joint statement.
Added Brody: “I’ve long admired Focus; for close to a decade now, they’ve consistently made remarkable movies from visionary filmmakers. Under John’s leadership, the production team in place at Focus has already put together a terrific slate for next year, and I can’t wait to work with them to complete those projects and get new ones started.
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