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EXCLUSIVE Video: Focus Features Celebrates Ten Years of Great Performances

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood February 23, 2012 at 9:11PM

Focus Features is celebrating its tenth anniversary. This Universal specialty subsidiary, under the proud leadership of James Schamus, has a library of fab titles to flaunt.
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Focus Features is celebrating its tenth anniversary. This Universal specialty subsidiary, under the proud leadership of James Schamus, has a library of fab titles to flaunt. As "Beginners" looks like a surefire Oscar winner Sunday for Christopher Plummer, check out the Focus clip reel below, including such past contenders as "Atonement," "The Constant Gardener," "Milk" and "Brokeback Mountain," which famously lost Best Picture to "Crash."

(See our recent interview with Focus about recent pick-ups and their new digital distribution efforts.)

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.