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James Schamus feted at Sundance

Posted January 25, 2010

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Last Friday, friends of Focus CEO James Schamus gathered at Cafe Terigo to pay homage to the writer/producer/professor The Hollywood Reporter’s third annual Indie Icon of the Year award. Among those present were the newly appointed Sundance Festival director John Cooper who took a moment to reminisce about his own memories of James:

Cooper recalled Schamus inviting the then-neophyte programmer to lunch two decades ago in Berlin. “All of a sudden, everyone was looking at me,” he recalled. “Every time you’re with James, you end up looking better in his presence. [He’s] a very good person.”