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LAT: Universal in talks to sell Focus Features to Gores brothers

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire December 10, 2010 at 11:15AM

Universal Pictures is in talks to sell its specialty film label Focus Features to investor brothers Alec and Tom Gores, according to people familiar with the matter. The discussions, which are still in early stages, calls into question whether the film studio will hold onto its independent film division as it is swallowed by cable giant Comcast Corp. next year. Claudia Eller and Ben Fritz report.
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Universal Pictures is in talks to sell its specialty film label Focus Features to investor brothers Alec and Tom Gores, according to people familiar with the matter. The discussions, which are still in early stages, calls into question whether the film studio will hold onto its independent film division as it is swallowed by cable giant Comcast Corp. next year. Claudia Eller and Ben Fritz report.