Focus CEO James Schamus Toasted by Hamptons Film Festival
This year, the 20th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival will raise a glass to honor Focus Features CEO James Schamus for their Industry Toast. Mr. Schamus will be fêted by his peers on Friday, October 5th at East Hampton Point. The 20th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival will take place this year over Columbus Day Weekend, from October 4th - 8th.
"In the Festival's 20th year, it is a privilege to honor James, who is such a well-respected leader in the field," said Hamptons International Film Festival Director Karen Arikian. "He has had a long and influential role in the independent film world in New York and in LA. and his deep understanding of the creative process has produced some of the most riveting films of the past years. He is also a generous mentor, passing on his knowledge and experience through his teaching career at Columbia University. There is no one more deserving of this honor." Mr. Schamus responded to the news, "It's a great honor to be subjected to the Hamptons Roast - I mean, Toast - a now-venerable tradition that brings together a truly wonderful community of independent film lovers."
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