Focus Features Reviews

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    Former Intern - Development Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Development Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Focus Features as an intern (Less than a year)

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    Had a great experience working with executives and directors in all departments. As an intern, we all had a lot of exposure to all the projects in various stages of development and production. My supervisor was helpful and informative. I found my position here more than just an intern, but a valuable team member to the company.


    I made some requests to be more involved in the director's day to day work (in communicating with agents and executives) but time restraint was an unfortunate factor (not their fault) in denying this request.

    Unfortunately there is no room for career opportunities.

    THE OFFICE IS NOW CLOSED! Such a shame. There were some great people working together there.

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    Development Interview

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Focus Features (New York, NY) in December 2013.


    Quite informal. General questions and goals in mind. Only done by phone, although I had a network connection from my previous intern position. My interviewer, who was to be my supervisor, was very kind and straight forward. No trick questions. I actually didn't even have time to prepare for the interview. It almost seemed like a check just to see if I was normal and decent. The referral from my present job at the time probably helped in reassuring her I was qualified.

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    • What are some of your favorite movies and why?   1 Answer

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Headquarters New York, NY
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2002
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Media
Revenue $1 to $5 million (USD) per year

This moviemaker is focused on producing sharp films. Focus Features is the specialty film unit of Universal Pictures. The unit, which produces films by cutting edge directors like Sophia Coppola, has become a frequent industry award winner and nominee in recent years, scoring several Oscar nods for The Kids Are All Right, Milk, Atonement, and Brokeback Mountain. Other titles include In Bruges and Burn After Reading. Focus and Universal Pictures together operate as the film holdings of Universal Studios. Focus was formed in 2002 through the merger of USA Films and Good... More

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