James Schamus

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Professor of Professional Practice
Film and Media Studies

Professor Schamus teaches film history and theory and is the former CEO of Focus Features. He has collaborated as screenwriter and producer with director Ang Lee on eleven films, including Brokeback Mountain. Other films include Moonrise Kingdom, Milk, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Kids are All Right, The Pianist, Coraline and The Dallas Buyers Club.

Undergraduate Courses Taught
  • American Film: Film Noir
  • Seeing Narrative
  • Professor James Schamus Creates Spanish-Language Series for Netflix Mexico
  • "The Assistant"┬áProduced by Professor James Schamus Nominated for 2020 Gotham Award
  • Q&A about Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon