Magazine article Screen International

Josh McLaughlin to Head Production at Focus Features

Magazine article Screen International

Josh McLaughlin to Head Production at Focus Features

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Focus Features has promoted Josh McLaughlin to president of production as the company looks to expand its slate.

Based in the Los Angeles office, McLaughlin will report to Focus president Robert Walak.

McLaughlin succeeds Jim Burke, who is returning to his career as a producer with a new film production deal at Focus and will leave in June.

McLaughlin joined Focus Features as senior vice-president of production in March 2012.

Among the projects he has been shepherded are Niki Caro's The Zookeeper's Wife, Colin Trevorrow's upcoming The Book Of Henry, and this summer's action thriller Atomic Blonde starring Charlize Theron and James McAvoy.

Prior to Focus he served as executive vice-president at Chernin Entertainment, and before that was executive vice-president and co-head of the motion picture division at The Mark Gordon Company. …

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