Informative feature in tomorrow's NYT's magazine on James Schamus. Talk about hyphenates. He's a producer, studios executive, screenwriter and academic whose writing credits include The Ice Storm, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and Taking Woodstock. Some excerpts from the article: During a break at the midpoint of the four-hour seminar, Schamus checked his BlackBerry. There were, as usual, lots of messages pertaining to his other job: for the past nine years he has been C.E.O. of Focus...Read Full Story
Today's interview is with James Schamus. And Schamus is unique in that he is both a screenwriter and a movie executive, co-president of Focus Films, the specialty division of Universal Pictures. He's been working with director Ang Lee for 20 years and his writing credits include The Ice Storm (1997), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), and the just released film Taking Woodstock (2009).This exclusive interview on CinemaBlend. com offers an interesting insight into a creative individual who...Read Full Story
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Towleroad has obtained the text of a letter Focus Features CEO James Schamus sent to the editor of The Hollywood Reporter in response to an article published today which appears to second-guess the marketing minds of the Milk filmmakers. The publication of the article*, timed, coincidentally or not, on the day that the politically-themed Milk is set to premiere, has Focus calling foul.
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Film Reviews: What seemed in theory the least necessary revival of a bigscreen superhero emerges as perfectly solid summer action fare in "The Incredible Hulk." Revisiting the character put under a psychological microscope in 2003 to mixed results by Ang Lee and James Schamus, Marvel, Universal and several of the same producers have repackaged one of their better known stable stars in a straightforward actioner that delivers the goods with no unnecessary frills or digressions.Read Full Story
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