Peter Kujawski
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United States

Focus Features

Peter
Kujawski

Chairman

Kujawski became chairman of specialty-film producer Focus Features in February 2016 and since then has overseen the releases such films as “Atomic Blonde,” “Nocturnal Animals,” “Kubo and the Two Strings” and “London Has Fallen.” He broke into the business at independent film production company Good Machine, which was bought by Universal in 2001 and absorbed into Focus. He was named executive VP of international sales for Focus in 2010 then segued to parent company Universal the following year as executive VP of worldwide acquisitions, where he handled domestic and international rights for both companies. In 2014, he became managing director of Universal Pictures International Productions and set his sights on building the studio’s overseas presence through local production, financing partnerships and projects in emerging markets.

Career

  • BURN AFTER READING
  • ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
  • DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

Education

  • Columbia University (NY, USA)

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Why Focus Features Ditched Horror Flicks and Returned to Its Indie Roots

Why Focus Features Ditched Horror Flicks and Returned to Its Indie Roots

Three months after a dramatic overhaul swept out one regime and replaced it with another, Focus Features is out in force at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The company is premiering Oscar-hopeful "Loving," snapping up international distribution rights to "American Honey" with Shia LaBeouf, and is reintroducing itself as a maker of indie films after a failed foray into genre and horror pictures. Under chairman Peter Kujawski, what's old is new again."We're really going back to what people still associate...

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