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TikTok Star Josh Richards Builds Out Team at Mark Wahlberg-Backed Studio

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By Gary Trock

Social media influencer and entrepreneur Josh Richards is focused on selecting the right people to lead CrossCheck Studios, the production company he founded with Mark Wahlberg's company. As we previously reported, Richards and his business partner, Michael Gruen, formed a joint venture with Unrealistic Ideas, Wahlberg's production company, along with Stephen Levinson and Archie Gips

Adding to the list of talent, Richards has named Brianna Solo as director of development.

We're told Solo, who previously worked at NBCUniversal, Bravo and E!, will lead the team on developing projects and working with networks on production.

Staffing Up

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Brianna Solo / Courtesy CrossCheck Studios

Josh Richards was serious about being hands-on with CrossCheck Studios. The TikTok star previously said:

“This is a real passion project for me that I’m going to pour my heart and soul into. We’re going to have a lot of fun along the way and build something great together."

CrossCheck has already started firing on all cylinders, with a few projects already in development. We're told the team is focused on 3 game shows, a scripted series, a docuseries and another project starring fellow TikTok partner, Griffin Johnson.

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