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Peter Kujawski

Gotham Awards: Focus Execs on How New York Shaped Their Artist-First Storytelling Approach

Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski and vice chairman Jason Cassidy have spent decades in the film industry. Several of their formative years were in New York, and now, as their company celebrates its 20th anniversary, the execs — now based in L.A. — are being honored with an industry tribute by the Gotham Awards. It […]

Focus Features Chairman, Vice Chairman to Receive Gotham Awards’ Industry Tribute

Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski and vice chairman Jason Cassidy will be honored with the industry tribute award at the 2022 Gotham Awards. Kujawski joined Focus when it was formed and became its chairman in 2016 while Cassidy joined Focus as marketing president in 2016 and was elevated to vice chairman of the company in […]

Focus Chief Says ‘Belfast’ Can Become Its First Best Picture Winner: “There’s Gonna Be a Real Surprise” (Exclusive)

Peter Kujawksi has been around Focus Features for all 20 years of the company’s existence. When Focus started as the new kid on the indie block around the turn of the century, he was “answering phones and making coffee” as the executive assistant to then-chairman James Schamus. Today, he runs the company as its chairman. […]