Focus Features to Absorb FilmDistrict

     October 2, 2013

Some major restructuring is taking place at Focus Features.  Universal Pictures announced today that Focus will be absorbing FilmDistrict, with FilmDistrict founder and CEO Peter Schlessel taking over as Focus Features CEO from James Schamus.  The goal is to broaden …

Spike Lee’s OLDBOY Remake Set for Release on October 11, 2013

     October 19, 2012

After a rather drawn-out development period, production is finally underway on director Spike Lee’s remake of director Park Chan-wook’s now-classic 2005 South Korean revenge film Oldboy.  Josh Brolin stars as an advertising executive who is kidnapped and imprisoned for 20 years …