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SIFF 2016 Forum: Masterclass with James Schamus

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 07: Filmaker James Schamus speaks at Talent Lab Day 1 during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at RBC Centre on September 7, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

James Schamus shares his knowledge of the film industry as a producer, studio head, sales agent, and now, director.

Tickets are available at:

Saturday, May 21 at 2 PM – 3 PM
SIFF Film Center
305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109
$10 | $5 SIFF Members

Mini Bio:
James Schamus is an award-winning screenwriter (“The Ice Storm”) and producer (“Brokeback Mountain”), and former CEO of Focus Features, the motion picture production, financing, and worldwide distribution company whose films have included “Milk”, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, “The Pianist”, “Coraline”, and “The Dallas Buyers Club”. He is the author of
“Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Gertrud: The Moving Word”, published by the University of Washington Press, and is currently working on another book, “My Wife is a Terrorist: Lessons in Storytelling from the Department of Homeland Security”, for Harvard University Press. He recently directed his feature directorial debut with his adaptation of Philip Roth’s “Indignation”.