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James Schamus

James Allan Schamus is an American screenwriter, co-founder of Good Machine production company, and the CEO of Focus Features, the motion picture production, financing, and worldwide distribution company, until its merging with FilmDistrict. His output includes writing or co-writing The Ice Storm, Eat, Drink, Man, Woman, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hulk (all directed by Ang Lee), and producing Brokeback Mountain and Alone in Berlin. At Focus he oversaw the production and distribution of Lost in Translation, Milk, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Coraline, The Kids Are All Right. He is Professor of Professional Practice in Columbia University's School of the Arts, where he teaches film history and theory.


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Born:
Sep 7, 1959 In Detroit, Michigan, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
6
First Appeared:
In the movie Keep It for Yourself 1991-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Frames 2019-12-14
Known For
Poster of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - A Retrospective
Poster of Lost Forever: The Art of Film Preservation
Poster of Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema
Poster of Keep It for Yourself
Filmography
Movie Frames Narrator (voice) 2019-12-14
Movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - A Retrospective 2016-10-18
Movie These Amazing Shadows Self 2011-01-22
Movie Lost Forever: The Art of Film Preservation Himself 2011-11-22
Movie Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema Himself 2006-01-01
Movie Keep It for Yourself Unknown 1991-01-01