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Focus Sneaks ‘Atomic Blonde’ Footage, Bets on Female Directors

Focus Sneaks ‘Atomic Blonde’ Footage, Bets on Female Directors

Focus Features is back in indie territory roughly a year after the label underwent another massive shakeup.

The company’s chairman Peter Kujawski told a crowd of journalists assembled at the beach in front of the J.W Marriott on Friday afternoon that Focus had successfully repositioned itself as a home for top filmmakers. On a balmy day, as the waves lapped against the seashore, he unveiled a slate of films that included movies from Joe Wright, Sofia Coppola, Stephen Frears and Garth Davis that might in the hunt for Oscar glory.

“We believe filmmakers thrive when they are supported,” said Kujawski.

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Kujawski was named chairman in 2016 in a housecleaning that ousted Peter Schlessel from the top spot. His talk boasted roughly 20 minutes of clips, including footage of “Atomic Blonde,” an action thriller with Charlize Theron as a

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