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Focus Features

Company nameFocus Features
Company typeSubsidiary
Sloganfocus us
IndustryMotion pictures
Founded1992 as Gramercy Pictures, 1999 as USA Films, 2001 as Focus Features
HeadquartersUniversal City, California
Owner(s)General Electric (80%) and Vivendi (20%)
ParentNBC Universal
SubsidiaryGood Machine

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Focus Features (formerly USA Films, Universal Focus and Good Machine) is the art house films division of NBC Universal's Universal Pictures, and acts as both a producer and distributor for its own films and a distributor for foreign films.
Focus was formed from the 2002 divisional merger of USA Films, Universal Focus and Good Machine. USA Films was created by Barry Diller in 1999 by combining October Films and Gramercy Pictures.
Vivendi sold the studio, among other entertainment assets, to GE in 2004 to form NBC Universal.
Focus' most successful release in North America to date is Brokeback Mountain (2005), which earned $83,043,761 at the North American box office. However, this is not counting the domestic total of Traffic (2000), which earned $124,107,477 under the USA Films banner. Focus' most successful international release is Burn After Reading (2008), which earned $161,128,228 in gross revenue.

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Motorola Droid X vs iPhone 4 - Features and Specs Comparison - Apex News Network (blog) Tweet this news
Apex News Network (blog)--The iPhone 4 offers a touch-to--focus- feature, while the Droid X automatically focuses on human faces. Both phones have impressive specs and -features-. ... - Date : Mon, 28 Jun 2010 16:22:31 GMT+00:00
Apple Iphone 4 Contract Deals : Get New Age Features With Attractive Offers - OfficialWire (press release) Tweet this news
OfficialWire (press release)---...- high resolution snaps of 1592 x 1944 MP is adding extra value to the -features- as it is blessed with LED flash, auto -focus-, touch -focus- and geo-tagging. ... - Date : Mon, 28 Jun 2010 18:48:36 GMT+00:00
Facebook Search Not A Priority Now For The Social Site - MediaPost Publications Tweet this news
MediaPost Publications--Facebook will continue to test search -features-, but it will not become the product -focus- for the company. The 1400 employees, of which there are about 300 ... - Date : Mon, 28 Jun 2010 11:22:28 GMT+00:00
Top 10 best-selling compact cars - Victoria Times Colonist Tweet this news
Victoria Times Colonist--Ford Focus � Score one for Ford whose Focus comes in at seventh place and 1826 sales. The -Focus features- a 140-hp, 2.0L four-cylinder engine and comes in ... - Date : Thu, 03 Jun 2010 04:05:35 GMT+00:00
Small sells well in Canada - Victoria Times Colonist Tweet this news
Victoria Times Colonist--Ford Focus -- Score one for Ford, with 1826 sales. The -Focus features- a 140-hp, two-litre four-cylinder engine and features fuel economy of 8.4 L/100 km ... - Date : Fri, 04 Jun 2010 08:23:54 GMT+00:00
'Babies' a happy arrival - Los Angeles Times Tweet this news
Los Angeles Times---Focus Features- opened its documentary with a title as self-explanatory as they come at 534 theaters, nowhere close to the record-breaking 4380 for "Iron Man ... - Date : Mon, 10 May 2010 07:00:20 GMT+00:00
Quick Takes: 'Iron Man 2' underperforms at box office - Los Angeles Times Tweet this news
Los Angeles Times--That turned out to be good news for -Focus Features-, the specialty film label of Universal Pictures. Its documentary "Babies" had a much-bigger-than-expected ... - Date : Tue, 11 May 2010 07:04:41 GMT+00:00

Year Film Release Date Academy Awards Golden Globe Awards Studio
1999 I Want You June 4 USA Films&
Universal Focus&
Good Machine
Autumn Tale July 9
The Muse August 27
Black Cat, White Cat September 10
Sugar Town September 17
Lucie Aubrac September 17
Plunkett & Macleane October 15
Being John Malkovich October 15 *3 Nominations**Best Director: Jonze**Best Screenplay - Original**Best Supporting Actress: Keener
Rosetta November 5
Ride with the Devil November 24
Agnes Browne December 3
Topsy-Turvy December 15 *2 Wins**Best Costume Design**Best Makeup*2 Nominations**Best Art Direction**Best Screenplay - Original
2000 Rear Window January 21
Pitch Black February 18
Condo Painting March 10
Waking the Dead March 24
Joe Gould's Secret April 7
Where the Money Is April 14
The Idiots April 28
Up at the Villa May 5
Boricua's Bond June 21
Blood Simple July 7
Alice and Martin July 21
Wonderland July 28
Mad About Mambo August 4
Nurse Betty September 8 *1 Win**Best Actress - Musical/Comedy: Zellweger
Billy Elliot October 13 *3 Nominations**Best Director: Daldry**Best Screenplay - Original**Best Supporting Actress: Walters *2 Nominations**Best Film, Drama**Best Supporting Actress: Walters
Loving Jezebel October 27
A Room for Romeo Brass October 27
Traffic December 27 *4 Wins**Best Director: Soderbergh**Best Editing**Best Screenplay - Adapted**Best Supporting Actor: del Toro*1 Nomination**Best Film *2 Wins**Best Screenplay**Best Supporting Actor: del Toro*3 Nominations**Best Director: Soderbergh**Best Film-Drama**Best Supporting Actress: Zeta-Jones
2001 In the Mood for Love (Fa yeung nin wa) February 2
Series 7 March 2
The Caveman's Valentine March 2
Beautiful Creatures April 6
One Night at McCool's April 21
Rat April 27
The Long Run May 4
Pavilion of Women May 4
Bloody Angels May 25
The Man Who Cried May 25
Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? June 15
Strictly Sinatra June 22
Pandaemonium June 29
Wet Hot American Summer July 27
Session 9 August 10
Maybe Baby August 24
The Man Who Wasn't There October 31 *1 Nomination**Best Cinematography *3 Nominations**Best Actor, Drama: Thornton**Best Film, Drama**Best Screenplay
Gosford Park December 26 *1 Win**Best Screenplay - Original*5 Nominations**Best Art Direction**Best Costume Design**Best Director: Altman**Best Film**Best Supporting Actress: Mirren**Best Supporting Actress: Smith *1 Win**Best Director: Altman*4 Nominations**Best Film, Musical/Comedy**Best Screenplay**Best Supporting Actress: Mirren**Best Supporting Actress: Smith
2002 Monsoon Wedding February 22 1 nomination*Nomination**Best Foreign Language Film
Never Again July 12 Focus Features
The Kid Stays in the Picture July 26
Possession August 16
8 Women (8 femmes) September 20
Far from Heaven November 8 *4 Nominations**Best Actress: Moore**Best Cinematography**Best Original Score**Best Screenplay - Original *4 Nominations**Best Actress, Drama: Moore**Best Original Score**Best Screenplay**Best Supporting Actor: Quaid
The Pianist December 27 *3 Wins**Best Actor: Brody**Best Director: Polanski**Best Screenplay - Adapted*4 Nominations**Best Cinematography**Best Costume Design**Best Editing**Best Film *2 Nomination**Best Actor, Drama: Brody**Best Film, Drama
2003 Deliver Us From Eva February 7
The Guys April 4
The Shape of Things May 9
My Little Eye June 6
Swimming Pool July 2
Lost in Translation September 12 *1 Win**Best Screenplay - Original*3 Nominations**Best Actor: Murray**Best Director: Coppola**Best Film *3 Wins**Best Actor, Musical/Comedy: Murray**Best Film, Musical/Comedy**Best Screenplay*2 Nominations**Best Actress, Musical/Comedy: Johansson**Best Director: Coppola
Sylvia October 17
21 Grams November 21 *2 Nominations**Best Actress: Watts**Best Supporting Actor: del Toro
2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind March 19 *1 Win**Best Screenplay - Original*1 Nomination**Best Actress: Winslet *4 Nominations**Best Actor, Musical/Comedy: Carrey**Best Actress, Musical/Comedy: Winslet**Best Film, Musical/Comedy**Best Screenplay
Ned Kelly March 26
The Door in the Floor July 14
Vanity Fair September 1
The Motorcycle Diaries (Los diarios de motocicleta) September 24 *1 Win**Best Original Song*1 Nomination**Best Screenplay - Adapted *1 Nomination**Best Foreign Language Film
2005 Rory O'Shea Was Here February 4
Unleashed May 13
My Summer of Love June 17
Broken Flowers August 5
The Constant Gardener August 31 *1 Win**Best Supporting Actress: Weisz*3 Nominations**Best Editing**Best Original Score**Best Screenplay - Adapted *1 Win**Best Supporting Actress: Weisz*2 Nominations**Best Director: Mereilles**Best Film, Drama
Pride & Prejudice November 11 *4 Nominations**Best Actress: Knightley**Best Art Direction**Best Costume Design**Best Original Score *2 Nominations**Best Actress, Musical/Comedy: Knightley**Best Film, Musical/Comedy
The Ice Harvest November 23
Brokeback Mountain December 9 *3 Wins**Best Director: Lee**Best Original Score**Best Screenplay - Adapted*5 Nominations**Best Actor: Ledger**Best Cinematography**Best Film**Best Supporting Actor: Gyllenhaal**Best Supporting Actress: Williams *4 Wins**Best Director: Lee**Best Film, Drama**Best Original Song**Best Screenplay*3 Nominations**Best Actor, Drama: Ledger**Best Original Score**Best Supporting Actress: Williams
2006 Something New February 3
Brick March 31
On a Clear Day April 7
Silent Hill April 21
Scoop July 28
Hollywoodland September 8 *1 Nomination**Best Supporting Actor: Affleck
The Ground Truth September 15
Catch a Fire October 27
2007 Evening June 29
Talk to Me July 20
Eastern Promises September 14 *1 Nomination**Best Actor: Mortensen *3 Nominations**Best Actor, Drama: Mortensen**Best Film, Drama**Best Original Score
Lust, Caution (Se, jie) September 28 *1 Nomination**Best Foreign Language Film
Reservation Road October 19
Dan in Real Life October 26
Atonement December 7 *1 Win**Best Original Score*6 Nominations**Best Art Direction**Best Cinematography**Best Costume Design**Best Film**Best Screenplay - Adapted**Best Supporting Actress: Ronan *2 Wins**Best Film, Drama**Best Original Score*5 Nominations**Best Actor, Drama: McAvoy**Best Actress, Drama: Knightley**Best Director: Wright**Best Screenplay**Best Supporting Actress: Ronan
2008 In Bruges February 8 *1 Nomination**Best Screenplay - Original *1 Wins**Best Actor, Musical/Comedy: Farell*2 Nominations**Best Actor, Musical/Comedy: Gleeson**Best Film, Musical/Comedy
Be Kind Rewind February 22
The Other Boleyn Girl February 29
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day March 7
Hamlet 2 August 22
Burn After Reading September 26 *2 Nominations**Best Actress, Musical/Comedy: McDormand**Best Screenplay
Milk November 26 *2 Wins**Best Actor: Sean Penn**Best Screenplay - Original*6 Nominations**Best Costume Design**Best Director: Van Sant**Best Editing**Best Film**Best Original Score**Best Supporting Actor: Brolin *1 Nomination**Best Actor, Drama: Penn
2009 Coraline February 6 *1 Nomination**Best Animated Feature
The Limits of Control May 22
Sin Nombre March 20
Away We Go June 5
Taking Woodstock August 14
9 September 9
A Serious Man October 2 *2 Nominations**Best Film**Best Original Screenplay *1 Nomination**Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Michael Stuhlbarg

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