James Schamus

James Schamus

  • Birthday: 1959-09-07
  • Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Biography

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.

Filmography

Production

Brokeback Mountain

2005

As Producer

Hulk

2003

As Producer

Hulk

2003

As Story

Hulk

2003

As Screenplay

Eat Drink Man Woman

1994

As Screenplay

Happiness

1998

As Producer

Lust, Caution

2007

As Screenplay

Ride with the Devil

1999

As Screenplay

Ride with the Devil

1999

As Producer

Pushing Hands

1991

As Writer

Buffalo Soldiers

2002

As Executive Producer

The Wedding Banquet

1993

As Producer

The Wedding Banquet

1993

As Screenplay

Taking Woodstock

2009

As Producer

Taking Woodstock

2009

As Screenplay

What Happened Was...

1994

As Executive Producer

Roy Cohn/Jack Smith

1995

As Producer

Walking and Talking

1996

As Producer

The Ice Storm

1997

As Producer

Indignation

2016

As Director

Indignation

2016

As Screenplay

Junction 48

2016

As Executive Producer

Office Killer

1997

As Executive Producer

In the Soup

1992

As Associate Producer

That Film About Money

2014

As Director

That Film About Money

2014

As Writer

That Film About Money

2014

As Producer

Surviving Desire

1992

As Associate Producer

She's the One

1996

As Producer

Indignation

2016

As Producer

Casting JonBenet

2017

As Producer

Dayveon

2017

As Executive Producer

Arresting Gena

1997

As Executive Producer

Lola and Billy the Kid

1999

As Executive Producer

Alone in Berlin

2016

As Producer

The Ice Storm

1997

As Screenplay

Safe

1995

As Executive Producer

Furlough

2018

As Executive Producer

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

2000

As Executive Producer

Driveways

2020

As Producer

The Tomorrow Man

2019

As Producer

Adam

2019

As Producer

Eat Drink Man Woman

1994

As Associate Producer

The Assistant

2020

As Producer

Wonderland

1997

As Executive Producer

Poison

1991

As Executive Producer

Frames

2019

As Director

College Republicans

0000

As Director

College Republicans

0000

As Producer

Thank You and Good Night

1992

As Producer

Pushing Hands

1991

As Executive Producer

Suffragette

2015

As Executive Producer

The Myth of Fingerprints

1997

As Executive Producer

Sense and Sensibility

1995

As Co-Producer

A Psychic Mom

1993

As Coordinating Producer

Auto Focus

2002

As Executive Producer

The King's Daughter

2022

As Screenplay

Lust, Caution

2007

As Executive Producer

Ambition

1992

As Producer

The Brothers McMullen

1995

As Executive Producer

Love God

1999

As Executive Producer

I Was on Mars

1991

As Line Producer

MOTV (My Own TV)

1993

As Coordinating Producer

We Grown Now

2024

As Executive Producer

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