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Focus Features

  1. sequential art
    Focus Buys Rights to Daniel Clowes Graphic Novel PatienceHe’s the cartoonist behind Ghost World and Wilson.
  2. Natalie Portman on Her Toughest Scene to DirectShe still nailed it.
  3. Natalie Portman Had to Learn How to Be AssertiveJust one of many challenges she faced as a first-time filmmaker.
  4. McConaughey, Mara Join Kubo and the Two StringsKubo and the Two Strings.
  5. movies
    What Do Focus Features Changes Mean for Indies?The films he backed somehow stick with you long after the credits roll and the Oscar wins are tallied.
  6. auctions
    Who Won the Movie Rights to 50 Shades of Grey?The erotic book trilogy has found a studio home.
  7. exclusive
    Bruce Willis in Talks for Lay the Favorite; Interviews Directors for Die Hard 5Bruce Willis is now in negotiations to star opposite Rebecca Hall in Stephen Frears’s ‘Lay the Favorite, Take the Dog.’
  8. exclusive
    Paul Greengrass Readies MLK Assassination Thriller MemphisInsiders tell us that producer Scott Rudin is in discussions about possibly making the project with Greengrass at Focus Features.
  9. the industry
    Is Universal Going to Sell Off Focus Features?The studio is supposedly in talks to unload its specialty film division.
  10. the industry
    James Franco to Saw Off Arm With a Dull KnifePlus: ‘Zombieland’ writers take on ‘Deadpool’!
  11. the industry
    Demetri Martin Will Make Love, Not War for Ang LeePlus: Maggie Gyllenhaal replaces Toni Collette in Sam Mendes’s Eggers-penned relationship comedy.
  12. the industry
    Jeremy Piven to Hug It Out OnstagePlus: Ang Lee goes to ‘Woodstock,’ David O. Russell runs off James Caan, and Judd Apatow blah blah next big comedy hit.
  13. news reel
    James Schamus: It’s George Bush’s Fault We Can’t Shoot Overseas AnymoreThe Focus Features CEO on the high cost of a London shoot.
  14. the industry
    The New Savior of Sundance Is … Steve Coogan?Plus industry news on Kirsten Dunst, Selma Blair, and Blind Melon. Yes, Blind Melon. Yes, that Blind Melon.
  15. the industry
    Johnny Depp, Public Enemy No. 1Plus the Breeders, John Brolin, and John Turturro in a garbage can.