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James Schamus

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  • Inside Jeff Shell's First Year at Universal

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - When Jeff Shell was announced as the new boss of Universal one year ago, skeptics predicted a stressful transition, given the executive's inexperience on the Hollywood firing line. They were right and they were wrong. In...
  • Film Review: 'Tiger Orange'

    Tiger orange, the color, is meant to be "the loudest thing on the block"; "Tiger Orange," the film, isn't nearly so brash. Wade Gasque's feature debut, co-scripted with his lead Mark Strano, is a standard indie gay pic about an irresolute guy in a...
  • Harry Potter Producer to Shepherd Movie Based on Reza Aslan's Controversial 'Zealot'

    David Heyman has come on board to produce a movie adaptation of Reza Aslan's controversial "Zealot: The Life And Times Of Jesus Of Nazareth" for Lionsgate. And this one, although it's based on the life of Jesus, has even more potential to inflame the...
  • 'Scandal's' Dan Bucatinsky Talks Emmys, LGBT Community at Outfest Film Festival

    "Scandal's" Dan Bucatinsky stopped by the opening night of L.A.'s Outfest Film Festival to show support to the LGBT community and to talk Emmys and his life after "Scandal." Bucatinsky won the Emmy last year for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama...
  • BAFTA to Feature Emma Thompson in Annual Screenwriters' Lecture Series

    Actress and writer Emma Thompson will be featured in BAFTA's 5th annual Screenwriters' Lecture Series, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the British Film Institute announced Tuesday. Thompson will be accompanied by screenwriters James...
  • LAFF: Sony Pictures Classics Revisits 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'

    Sony Pictures Classics co-presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard accepted the Spirit of Independence Award Monday at the Los Angeles Film Festival and discussed their paths into the industry as well as the relevance of foreign films on younger...
  • 'Brokeback Mountain' Producer James Schamus Tapped for Outfest Award

    Outfest has selected screenwriter and producer James Schamus ("Brokeback Mountain," "The Ice Storm," "The Wedding Banquet") as the recipient of the 18th annual Outfest Achievement Award. The award is presented in recognition of a body of work that has...
  • NewFest, New York's LGBT Film Festival, Announces 2014 Lineup

    NewFest, New York's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Film Festival, has announced a 2014 feature film lineup led by Karim Aïnouz's "Futuro Beach," the opening night presentation, with the New York premiere of Bruce LaBruce's "Gerontophila" closing...
  • TV Creators Warn FCC: Don't Let Internet Become 'Like Cable Television'

    As the FCC prepares new rules of the road for the Internet, more than 240 TV showrunners and creators have signed on to a Writers Guild of America West letter urging the commission to avoid regulations that would allow content companies to pay for...
  • CANNES: Emma Thompson, Daniel Bruhl, Mark Rylance Join 'Alone in Berlin'

    CANNES -- Emma Thompson ("Saving Mr. Banks"), Daniel Bruhl ("Rush") and Mark Rylance ("The Other Boleyn Girl") have been confirmed to star in Vincent Perez's "Alone in Berlin." Alison Thompson's Sunray Films is selling the film in Cannes. X-Filme's...
  • Could the Next Chief of U.K.'s Film4 be an American?

    CANNES -- The favorite game among the Brit pack in Cannes is guessing who will be Tessa Ross' successor as Film4 chief, and a surprising choice has emerged: former Focus Features boss James Schamus. Whether he'd be interested is another matter, but...
  • Cannes: With Fewer Pics in the Market, Buyers and Sellers Focus on Top Titles

    What a difference a year makes. In 2013, Cannes was deluged by wave after wave of high-profile movie projects, very often from the U.S., very often only semi-packaged, semi-cast. Very often they didn't get sold. Cut to a week out from this year's Cannes....