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…
Focus Features has snapped up worldwide distribution rights to Jason Bateman's directorial debut “Bad Words,” portending an active buying session at the Toronto Film Festival. The deal was made at…
With filmgoers busy at barbecues, Labor Day weekend box office is often slow. But in the past few years, Focus has taken advantage of the meager frame by releasing low-risk thrillers that sometimes…
The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival today revealed details of its seven-day confab, featuring the participation of 140 international industry players and 50 hours of talks and meets, as well…
Focus Features has promoted president Andrew Karpen to co-CEO, and has signed a new multi-year contract with CEO James Schamus. Karpen has served as president of Focus since 2006 and joined the…
“The Place Beyond the Pines” explores the unbreakable bond between fathers and sons, and is directed by Derek Cianfrance, helmer of “Blue Valentine.” Luke (Ryan Gosling) is a high-wire motorcycle…
Random House Studios and Focus Features have acquired feature film rights to Jo Baker's new novel "Longbourn," based on the servant characters in Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice."
Focus Features has acquired an untitled thriller pitch from "Compliance" helmer Craig Zobel, who is set to write and direct the project.
Chernin Entertainment's exec VP Josh McLaughlin is joining Focus Features as senior VP of production.