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|Film Title||Companies||Job Title||Company||Status||Release Date|
|EVIL DEAD (2013)|
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Ghost House Pictures
|Completed||April 05, 2013|
|DEAD MAN DOWN|
|Completed||March 08, 2013|
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Focus Features’ ongoing identity crisis worsened Thursday, as the specialty unit behind “The Theory of Everything,” “Brokeback Mountain” and “Moonrise Kingdom” underwent its second major management…
Universal Pictures International will merge with Focus Features under the latter’s banner, a union that will remove Peter Schlessel as CEO of the studio’s speciality film operations. Universal billed…
Over its first decade, all of Laika's features — "Coraline," "ParaNorman" (pictured) and "The Boxtrolls" — have been nominated for the animated feature Oscar. The company's insiders say it is making…
Specialty films usually go into hiding during tentpole season, but filmgoers should worry about the disappearance not only of the films but of the companies that make them. Even stalwart Focus…
Peter Schlessel, who took the reins at Focus Features following the firing of James Schamus, has spent weeks trimming down the operation; now he’s turning his attention to firming up his executive…
Some of the 103 employees at Focus Features have begun receiving pinkslips, three weeks after Universal fired CEO James Schamus. No exact numbers were available, but many of the layoffs are coming at…
Last week's startling news that Focus Features was losing its leader, moving out of its New York headquarters and absorbing another indie distributor with a mandate to release movies that have a more…
As Focus Features absorbs both the indie distrib FilmDistrict and its founder Peter Schlessel by January, Focus will be able to move into making the kind of movies that FilmDistrict has become known…
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Moving into the indie sphere, FilmDistrict has launched High Top Releasing to provide theatrical booking services to independent producers. The label, a subsidiary under FilmDistrict, will provide…
FilmDistrict will co-finance paranormal horror film “The Last Word” for domestic release in summer 2014. Boss Media's Frank Mancuso, Jr. will produce along with Eric Gores, Peter Facinelli and Rob…