| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:57 PM
In an overhaul of its Focus Features imprint, Universal Pictures is installing FilmDistrict founder Peter Schlessel as the new head of the specialty movie label. James Schamus, Focus' current chief executive, will leave the company.
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:09 PM
As part of its ongoing makeover, Focus Features announced a slew of executive changes Tuesday afternoon, including the departure of co-Chief Executive Andrew Karpen.
Earlier this month, parent Universal Pictures set into motion an overhaul of the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Layoffs have begun at Focus Features.
Employees in the specialty label's New York and Los Angeles locations were told Monday whether they would lose their positions, though it is not known how many jobs will be cut. Focus, an imprint of Universal...
| Jun 7, 2013
Of all the things I imagined Oscar-winner Geoffrey Fletcher might choose for his directing debut, "Violet & Daisy," the story of two teenage assassins on the loose in New York City, was not on the list.
Fletcher, who won the Oscar for his screenplay...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A host of major awards contenders will make their world premieres at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, including John Wells’ family drama “August: Osage County,” Jean-Marc Vallee’s period AIDS film “The...
| Jan 11, 2013
Angsty teenage love may be as old as Shakespeare and the Bronte sisters, but with the star-crossed lover motif getting ......
| Mar 21, 2013
An international trailer for “Star Trek Into Darkness” has been released, whetting appetites with juicy plot points from the film, ......
| Feb 18, 2013
Among this week's new releases are a couple of literary classics (Anna Karenina and Atlas Shrugged), a real-life action adventure story about a fake movie crew (Argo) and a look at real movie director and his wife (Hitchcock). There's Fun Size, about a...
| Mar 11, 2013
If the latest trailer for J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated “Star Trek Into Darkness” is any indication, the film looks to ......
| Apr 14, 2011
| 7:35 PM
If planning to see the new thriller "Hanna" (and you should), then fasten your seat belts. Wow.
Director Joe Wright ("Atonement") once again guides Saoirse Ronan to a stunning performance in this kinetic, demented fairy tale mixing nonstop action,...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 11:09 AM
Trained as an assassin by her CIA-veteran father (Eric Bana), a youngster (Saoirse Ronan, reteaming with "Atonement" director Joe Wright) becomes the target of an intelligence agent (an appropriately steely Cate Blanchett) in this well-staged action tale....