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    Morgan Freeman-Diane Keaton Rom-Com 'Ruth & Alex' Picked Up By Focus World

    The man who's played God and the one-time Annie Hall make for a pretty handsome couple.

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    Focus World Grabs 'Ruth & Alex,' Starring Morgan Freeman & Diane Keaton

    Focus Features' boutique label Focus World has picked up domestic rights to the golden-years romantic comedy "Ruth & Alex," starring Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman.

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    Focus World Picks Up David Cronenberg's 'Maps To The Stars' For 2015 Release, Might Be VOD-Only

    With strong reviews out of the Cannes Film Festival (read ours), appearances at the Toronto International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival on the horizon, and an imminent U.K. release (check out the trailer), you might think that it would be a priority for eOne to get David Cronenberg's ...

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    Cronenberg's Cannes Winner 'Maps to the Stars' Takes Focus World Route, Skips Oscars

    Julianne Moore can kiss goodbye to any hopes she was nursing for an Oscar campaign for David Cronenberg's Cannes Best Actress winner "Maps to the Stars," which is set to play Toronto and New York festivals.

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    Kristen Bell Indie Vehicle 'The Lifeguard' Lands at Screen Media and Focus World

    This March, it's good to be Kristen Bell. Hot off the announcement that a "Veronica Mars" movie will indeed see the light of the day following a record-breaking Kickstarter run, Focus World and Screen Media Films have partnered together to acquire U.S. rights to her Sundance indie vehicle "The Lifeg...

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    Tribeca Film and Focus World Team for 'Greetings from Tim Buckley' Starring Penn Badgley as Jeff Buckley

    Tribeca Film and Focus World have teamed to acquire U.S. rights to "Greetings from Tim Buckley," Dan Algrant's Tim and Jeff Buckley biopic that world premiered in Toronto last September and stars "Gossip Girl" star Penn Badgley as Jeff. The film also stars Imogen Poots and ne...

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    Focus World Takes a Run at the Best Foreign-Language Oscar With Pick-Up of Icelandic Survival Drama 'The Deep'

    Focus World has acquired U.S. rights to the survival drama “The Deep,” which is Iceland’s official submission for the best foreign-language film Oscar. A division of Focus Features, Focus World will release the film on digital platforms in the first half of 2013.

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    5 African Filmmakers Awarded $10,000 Through Focus Features' Africa First Program

    Focus Features officially announced the five winners for its 2012 Africa First Program, an initiative launched in 2008 that is dedicated to providing financial assistance for upcoming African filmmakers. Each filmmaker will be awarded $10,000 to be used for funding their films' pre-production, produ...

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    TIFF Watch: Cohen Media and Focus World Pick Up Doueiri's 'The Attack'

    Cohen Media Group and Focus World are joining forces for the North American 2013 release of Ziad Doueiri's "The Attack," a drama-thriller following an Arab surgeon who uncovers a shocking secret about his late wife, a victim of a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. The film will be a special presentation a...

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    Watch: Exclusive Trailer for "Gnarr," a Doc About the Comedian Mayor of Reykjavik

    In 2009, with Iceland falling on hard times, local comedian Jón Gnarr came up with an unlikely solution by inventing the 'Best Party' and running for office to mock both left and right parties. And then he won.

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