Peter Kujawski had been at Focus Features since its 2002 formation — helping sell titles like Lost In Translation, Eastern Promises, Enternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and Brokeback Mountain — until moving to Universal as EVP Worldwide Acquisitions in September 2011. Now, as the Sundance Film Festival looms, he will add the specialty film unit to his portfolio. He will continue to report to Universal co-chairman Donna Langley and work with Universal Pictures International president David Kosse, but now he will also work closely with his former boss, Focus CEO James Schamus, and label president Andrew Karpen.
At Universal, Kujawski has overseen the acquisition of international rights to films including Zero Dark Thirty, Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street, Spike Lee’s English-language remake of Oldboy and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
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