20 September 2012 2:42 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Focus Features has hired former Paramount and Jim Henson executive Louis Phillips as executive vice president, physical production, the studio announced on Thursday. Phillips will be based out of Focus' West Coast offices, overseeing all physical production and post-production for both in-house projects and acquisitions. He reports to Focus president Andrew Karpen. "Louis is a talented and well-respected executive with an impressive production and management background," Karpen said in a statement. "Being both collaborative and creative, he understands the practical craft of filmmaking and will be a great addition to our team." Phillips last served as »

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