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    EDM Movie, "Under The Electric Sky" Coming To Theatres Via Tugg Crowdsourcing

    The 3D documentary, "Under The Electric Sky" is being made available through a partnership between Insomniac, Focus Features and crowdsourcing company Tugg, starting on May 29th.

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    New Focus. Not the Same as Old Focus.

    Brands and labels mean a lot in Hollywood. It's about building up the perception of value. How has MGM stayed in business all these years? So when a venerated label throws away its value it makes me crazy.

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    Focus Features Looks To Pick Up Keanu Reeves’ Long-Delayed Sci-Fi Romance ‘Passengers’

    Before “Prometheus” brought the name of Jon Spaihts to many people’s attention, Keanu Reeves was busy working with the writer on “Passengers” a 2007 Black List-approved project primed as a slice of smart, intimate sci-fi also starring Reeves. The space romance has since encountered many obstacles—fi...

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    First Look: Jeremy Renner Blows the Whistle on a Sprawling Conspiracy in 'Kill The Messenger'

    Focus Features has set a release date for "Homeland" executive producer and director Michael Cuesta's upcoming conspiracy thriller "Kill The Messenger," starring Jeremy Renner.

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    Sundance Deal Tally: Who's Bought What? (Score Card UPDATED)

    UPDATED: We continue to add to our ongoing deal tally out of Sundance (which wrapped January 26). While the buys haven't been high-end, they've been steady. So, who's bought what? A breakdown of companies and numbers of buys, below.

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    Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' Sold Big at Sundance, But What Do His Backers Get?

    "Wish I Was Here" sold big at The Sundance Film Festival. How do his Kickstarter backers feel about the film's success?

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    Sundance: Focus Features Nabs Zach Braff's Kickstarted 'Wish I Was Here'

    Focus Features has scooped up North American and international rights to Zach Braff's "Wish I Was Here," which premiered January 18 at Sundance. The film is his follow-up to "Garden State," which he controversially Kickstarted, crowd-funding more than $3 million for the project.

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    Schlessel Reshapes Focus Features: Loses Karpen and Foley, Keeps Brody and Bowles (ANALYSIS)

    The new CEO of Focus Features, Peter Schlessel, has wasted no time reconfiguring two distributors, FilmDistrict and Focus, into one. By insisting on shutting down the Focus New York branch, he lost several valuable executives including Focus COO Andrew Karpen, who was asked to stay on. Schlessel aim...

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