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    Former Focus Features CEO James Schamus to Be Honored by Writers Guild Awards

    Months after being ousted as Focus Features' CEO, James Schamus will be honored with the Evelyn F. Burkey Award at the 66th Annual Writers Guild Awards that take place in New York on February 1, 2014.

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    Review: How Matthew McConaughey Pulls Off a Tricky Performance In Flawed But Affecting 'Dallas Buyers Club'

    It doesn't take long to establish the challenge of Matthew McConaughey's performance in "Dallas Buyers Club," both for him and viewers asked to accept it. The emaciated actor, playing a straight man who just learned he has AIDS, glares at his doctor and fires back that there's no way he's got "that ...

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    Watch: See Zac Efron and Miles Teller Pee Horizontally in Red-Band 'Awkward Moment' Trailer

    Two of this year's indie darlings, Miles Teller of "The Spectacular Now" and Michael B. Jordan of "Fruitvale Station," are next set to appear in a film that couldn't be further removed from the acclaimed dramas that put them on the map, Focus Features' raunchy comedy "That Awkward Moment" (previousl...

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    For Your Consideration: Breaking Down the 2013 Oscar Race, Distributor By Distributor

    It's mid-October and all but a few studios bidding for this year's Oscar glory have laid their cards out for all to see, either in theaters or in festivals ("Saving Mr. Banks," "American Hustle," "The Monuments Men" and -- maybe -- "The Wolf of Wall Street" are more or less the final four potential ...

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    Charlie Hunnam Falls Out of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

    Charlie Hunnam is out of "Fifty Shades of Grey," Universal Pictures and Focus Features announced in a statement today.

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    With James Schamus Out At Focus, Are Good Movies In Trouble? Not So Fast

    The Focus conundrum is less of a tragedy for Schamus than an opportunity to consider the larger plane of cinema that never even figured into its legacy.

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    10 Best Focus Features Films Under James Schamus

    We reported yesterday that Focus Features is getting a new focus as FilmDistrict founder and CEO Peter Schlessel takes over as CEO and current CEO, James Schamus, who co-founded Focus Features over 12 years ago, will leave the company. Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley has said that Shlessel...

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    Shakeup at Focus Features: Peter Schlessel Named CEO as James Schamus Exits; FilmDistrict to be Absorbed by Focus

    FilmDistrict founder and CEO Peter Schlessel has been named the CEO of Focus Features, effective January 2014, Universal Pictures, Focus' parent, announced Wednesday. Current CEO James Schamus, who co-founded Focus Features over 12 years ago, will leave the company to work with director Ang Lee on h...

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    'Mother of George' Director Andrew Dosunmu to Direct Fela Kuti Biopic

    "Mother of George" director Andrew Dosunmu will direct "Fela Kuti,"the Fela Kuti biopic in development at Focus Features, Focus Features CEO James Schamus and co-CEO Andrew Karpen, announced today.

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    Toronto: Jason Bateman On His Old Partying Days and Why He Made His Directorial Debut 'Bad Words'

    Jason Bateman has come a long way from that punchy little kid watched in living rooms all over America in the 80s. His stock has risen and fallen more than once and he’s taking the opportunities afforded to him by recent successes to beef up his resume. Like so many Ron Howards before him, Bateman i...

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