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Universal Exec Peter Kujawski Will Handle Acquisitions at Focus Features

Peter Kujawski already acquires movies for international territories at Universal

Peter Kujawski has returned to Focus Features, where he will be in charge of worldwide acquisitions, the same position he holds at parent company Universal Pictures. Kujawski worked on Focus’ sales team when it was formed after the merger of three companies in 2002.

He went to Universal in September of 2011, and has since overseen the acquisition of movies like “Zero Dark Thirty,” Spike Lee’s remake of “Oldboy” and “The Expendables 2” for certain international territories.

His new role is part of a streamlining at the studio, as he will be in charge of acquisitions at both the larger studio and its specialty film division. Different people were overseeing acquisitions for Focus previously.

Kujawski will continue to report to Universal co-chairman Donna Langley and will work closely again with James Schamus, CEO of Focus. Kujawski began his career at Good Machine, where he was Schamus' assistant. Good Machine was one of three companies absorbed into Focus in 2002, at which point Kujawski started on sales. He sold movies like "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Lost in Translation." 

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