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Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood,' Christophe Gans' 'Beauty & The Beast' & More Added To Berlin Line-Up

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2014 7:55 AM
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Beauty & The Beast
With the Sundance Film Festival kicking off tomorrow, it will be the first stop for many films on the 2014 festival circuit as they pick up steam before eventual awards season runs, theatrical releases or both. And as Park City gets ready to kick things off stateside, over at the Berlin Film Festival, they are gearing up to roll out the red carpet for international audiences next month.

Podcast: The Playlist Talks 'Gravity', Focus Features, Quentin Tarantino's Top 10 & More

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • October 9, 2013 11:06 AM
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Gravity, Cuaron
On this latest episode, host Erik McClanahan is joined by Editor-In-Chief Rodrigo Perez, Managing Editor Kevin Jagernauth and for the first time, Features Editor Jessica Kiang to talk about "Gravity." Warning, SPOILERS abound in this podcast so don't listen unless you've already seen the film or don't care. Also getting some time around the watercooler this week, we discuss the change over at Focus Features, Quentin Tarantino's Top 10 movies of the year (so far) and even more.

With James Schamus Out, What Does The Future Hold For Focus Features?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2013 3:52 PM
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Since 2001, James Schamus has been the very public and very successful CEO of Focus Features, the arthouse arm of Universal Pictures. Under his tenure, filmmakers like Ang Lee, the Coen Brothers, Woody Allen, George Clooney, Cary Fukunaga, Rian Johnson, David Cronenberg, Roman Polanski and more have all seen their movies released by Focus, who have carved out a niche for themselves as an indie willing to take on smart, adult fare and have often proven an ability to make them financially successful. The brand, more often than not, is associated with quality. But a changing of the guard is happening that could see a change in how they operate.

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