Bubble Factory soaps up Solomon for exec VP gig

Co. produced pics 'Mona Lisa,' 'Worse Than Death'

Mitch Solomon, who produced Christine Lahti’s “My First Mister” as head of the feature film division of Film Roman, has been named exec veep of the Bubble Factory.

Solomon will oversee development and production as the Bubble Factory’s chief creative liaison, working alongside veep Gwen Osborne.

He’ll also explore development deals with distributors, something the Bubble Factory has traditionally resisted.

“We’ve never made a development deal,” said Sid Sheinberg, who runs the Bubble Factory with his sons Jon and Bill. “That’s been out of a conviction that we didn’t want to fall into what’s been known in the trade as development hell.”

The Bubble Factory has recently produced such pics as “Playing Mona Lisa” and “A Fate Totally Worse Than Death,” but there’s also a number of projects in development there that will come under Solomon’s purview.

“It will be good to have someone look at them with fresh eyes,” said Sheinberg.

While at Film Roman, Solomon produced the upcoming Universal pic “Hoodrat” and set up “The Greatest American Hero” at Disney with producer Stephen Cannell, as well as “Bad Connection” at Spyglass with George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh’s Section 8.

Solomon was formerly a senior veep at the Film Colony, where he supervised such pics as “The Cider House Rules” and “She’s All That.”