EXCLUSIVE: I can tell you that Focus Features is not for sale — yet anyway — and Universal hasn’t even had one conversation with Comcast about putting the specialty house in play (and can’t until the deal gets regulatory approval). So much for all that Internet chatter tonight about the Gores Brothers wanting to buy Focus. The bros and several other companies like Relativity and MRC have made offers for Focus over the past year — Alec and Tom Gores put in an offer very recently — but Universal hasn’t even gone back to anyone with a counter-offer and I understand won’t for the forseeable future. “People make offers all the time,” an insider tells me. “Nothing is happening now, either.”

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