You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Jeb Brody joins Focus Features

Exec named production prexy, begins in September

Veteran exec Jeb Brody is joining Focus Features as the president of production, replacing John Lyons.

Focus CEO James Schamus and president Andrew Karpen made the announcement Wednesday. Brody begins work next month.

Lyons is returning to working as a film producer as well as devoting more time to philanthropic endeavors.

Brody will be based in Focus’ West Coast offices and oversee the Focus production team in place in New York, London and Los Angeles. He’s currently president of production at Vendome Pictures,where he supervised production of, and was executive producer on, the company’s first two movies — “Source Code” and “Larry Crowne.”

Brody was one of the partners who established Big Beach, with credits on “Little Miss Sunshine,” “SherryBaby” and Christine Jeffs’ “Sunshine Cleaning.”

Schamus and Karpen said, “Jeb is an exceptionally talented executive with great taste and instincts, with a genuine track record of making successful, smart movies.”

More Film

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    'Black Panther' Powers Past $300 Million at International Box Office

    Veteran exec Jeb Brody is joining Focus Features as the president of production, replacing John Lyons. Focus CEO James Schamus and president Andrew Karpen made the announcement Wednesday. Brody begins work next month. Lyons is returning to working as a film producer as well as devoting more time to philanthropic endeavors. Brody will be based […]

  • AMERICA Land of the FreeKS

    Berlin Film Review: 'America: Land of the Freeks'

    Veteran exec Jeb Brody is joining Focus Features as the president of production, replacing John Lyons. Focus CEO James Schamus and president Andrew Karpen made the announcement Wednesday. Brody begins work next month. Lyons is returning to working as a film producer as well as devoting more time to philanthropic endeavors. Brody will be based […]

  • Shape of Water

    How ‘Game of Thrones’ Has an Emotional Connection to ‘Shape of Water’

    Veteran exec Jeb Brody is joining Focus Features as the president of production, replacing John Lyons. Focus CEO James Schamus and president Andrew Karpen made the announcement Wednesday. Brody begins work next month. Lyons is returning to working as a film producer as well as devoting more time to philanthropic endeavors. Brody will be based […]

  • Black Panther

    Box Office: 'Black Panther' Rules With $108 Million in Second Weekend

    Veteran exec Jeb Brody is joining Focus Features as the president of production, replacing John Lyons. Focus CEO James Schamus and president Andrew Karpen made the announcement Wednesday. Brody begins work next month. Lyons is returning to working as a film producer as well as devoting more time to philanthropic endeavors. Brody will be based […]

  • Guillermo del Toro To Open Cinema

    Guillermo del Toro to Open Cinema Named after Him at Guadalajara Fest (EXCLUSIVE)

    Veteran exec Jeb Brody is joining Focus Features as the president of production, replacing John Lyons. Focus CEO James Schamus and president Andrew Karpen made the announcement Wednesday. Brody begins work next month. Lyons is returning to working as a film producer as well as devoting more time to philanthropic endeavors. Brody will be based […]

  • 'Lemonade' Review: A Quietly Seething Romanian

    Berlin Film Review: 'Lemonade'

    Veteran exec Jeb Brody is joining Focus Features as the president of production, replacing John Lyons. Focus CEO James Schamus and president Andrew Karpen made the announcement Wednesday. Brody begins work next month. Lyons is returning to working as a film producer as well as devoting more time to philanthropic endeavors. Brody will be based […]

  • Cinema Audio Society 2018 Winners: 'Dunkirk,'

    'Dunkirk,' 'Game of Thrones' Win Cinema Audio Society Awards for Sound Mixing

    Veteran exec Jeb Brody is joining Focus Features as the president of production, replacing John Lyons. Focus CEO James Schamus and president Andrew Karpen made the announcement Wednesday. Brody begins work next month. Lyons is returning to working as a film producer as well as devoting more time to philanthropic endeavors. Brody will be based […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content