In today’s world movies are one form of entertainment on which people spend a lot. They want quality entertainment and are willing to spend more out of their pocket if they get so. It is at this place where production houses put their maximum efforts and give audiences what they want. The top Hollywood companies include Universal studios, Beuna Vista, Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox & Sony / Columbia Pictures along with brands like Paramount / Viacom, Lionsgate, New line, Weinstein Company & Focus Features. Here is a list of the top 10 film production houses of Hollywood in 2016.
10. Focus Features
Focus Features is a wholly owned subsidiary of NBC Universal and has its corporate offices in California and New York.
It is a motion picture production, financing and distribution company that brings to the audience movies from rising and established filmmakers. It is committed to bringing the finest movies for the moviegoers from the world’s best moviemakers, and in 1991 James Schamus and Ted Hope formed a film production company named Good Machine in New York.
In 2002 Good Machine was purchased by Universal and merged with USA Films and the name Focus Features was given to the combined enterprises. Principal subsidiaries of Focus include Rogue Pictures and Focus International Incorporation. Rogue Pictures was formed in 2004 and it produces and distributes suspense, action, comedy, thriller and urban entertainment. Focus Features markets films abroad through Focus International Incorporation.
Recently the company made an announcement of its merger with Universal Pictures and International Productions (UPIP) in order to form a global specialty brand. Once the merger is done Peter Kujawski, the managing director of UPIP, will lead Focus Features as the Chairman.
Some of the movie releases of Focus Features till June 2016 include London had Fallen, The Forest, Race, Ratchet & Clank, The Young Messiah, Puerto Ricans in Paris, Mr. Right, Term Life and Search Party. The future movie releases include Bastille Day, Kubo and the Two Strings, Kicks, The Book of Henry, A Monster Calls, Loving, Nocturnal Animals, The Zookeeper’s Wife, The Coldest City and A Little Game. Some of the best movie releases under Focus Features are Shaun of the Dead, External Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Hot Fuzz, In Bruges, Moonrise Kingdom, Brick, Lost in Translation, The Pianist, The World’s End and Eastern Promise.