The Solution Entertainment Group has brought on former Circle of Confusion executive Stephen Emery as EVP Acquisitions and Development, effective immediately. Emery, who will report to The Solution co-founders Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel, will focus on developing commercial, high-caliber feature films to produce and finance in-house along with finding third-party titles to sell internationally.

At Circle of Confusion, Emery was an executive producer on the action comedy Mr. Right with Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell, and on Jeff Hunt’s horror film Satanic starring Sarah Hyland. Before that Emery ran Bill Gerber’s production company at Warner Bros., where he was successful in bringing films like Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino into production.