Louis Phillips to Focus Features

Exec VP will oversee physical production, post

Louis Phillips has joined Focus Features as exec VP of physical production. He’ll be based in the company’s West Coast offices and report to Focus prexy Andrew Karpen.

Phillips will oversee physical production and post-production on all inhouse film productions and outside acquisitions.

As a recent production consultant at Lionsgate, Phillips was co-producer of Gary Ross’ “The Hunger Games” and Kirk Jones’ comedy “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.”

“Louis is a talented and well-respected executive with an impressive production and management background. Being both collaborative and creative, he understands the practical craft of filmmaking and will be a great addition to our team,” Karpen said.

Phillips served as an exec producer on films such as Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island,” David Fincher’s “Zodiac,” Andrew Davis’ “Holes” and Chris Noonan’s “Miss Potter” at Phoenix Pictures, where he worked for eight years in such areas as physical production, post-production, and music.

He previously worked in production posts at Jim Henson Pictures, Paramount Pictures and Buena Vista Pictures.

Focus Features is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and its upcoming releases include Joe Wright’s “Anna Karenina” and Roger Michell’s “Hyde Park on Hudson.”

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