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The Solution Hires Focus Executive Josie Liang

The Solution Entertainment Group has hired Focus Features executive Josie Liang for the post of VP of Acquisitions and Development.

She will report to The Solution toppers Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel and focus on the development of commercial, high-caliber feature films to produce and finance in-house, along with the acquisition of third party titles for international sales.

Liang worked at Focus on Leigh Whannell’s “Insidious: Chapter 3,” starring Dermot Mulroney, and “Sinister 2” with James Ransone. Both titles were released under Focus’ genre label Gramercy Pictures and co-produced by Blumhouse Productions.

Liang previously worked as manager of acquisitions at FilmDistrict and at GK Films and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The Solution’s slate includes “Man Down,” starring Shia LaBeouf, Gary Oldman and Kate Mara; boxing biopic “Bleed for This,” starring Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart and executive produced by Martin Scorsese; “Oppenheimer Strategies,” starring Richard Gere, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Michael Sheen; and “The Ticket” with Dan Stevens, Malin Akerman and Oliver Platt.

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