About IM Global Television

IM Global Television is a full-service television studio that develops, finances, produces, and distributes high-quality scripted dramas for the domestic and international marketplace, with a focus on “genre” programming such as science-fiction, fantasy/supernatural, and thriller, as well as unscripted content.  Led by industry veterans, IM Global Television has been created with a deep well of experience in television development and production, an innovative business approach, and a solid financial foundation. These assets make IM Global Television uniquely able to team with top-tier creative talent to deliver creative, bold and compelling programming. 

In June 2016, Los Angeles and Shanghai based investment fund Tang Media Partners (“TMP”) acquired a majority ownership interest in IM Global from shareholders Ford and India’s Reliance Entertainment, and in a parallel transaction the company and TMP partnered under the IM Global Television banner with Asian internet giant Tencent in a television production joint venture which includes a dedicated television production investment fund.  

 Mark Stern, President, IM Global Television

Mark Stern, President, IM Global Television

About Mark Stern

Prior to forming IM Global Television, Mark Stern was President of Original Content at Syfy. During his 11-year tenure, Stern built a development team and slate of programming that vaulted the network into the top 5, defined its brand, and cemented its reputation as a home for well-produced, critically-acclaimed, highly-rated original programming.  Among the dozens of scripted and unscripted series he shepherded were BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, WAREHOUSE 13, EUREKA, BEING HUMAN, DEFIANCE, ALPHAS, STARGATE: ATLANTIS, CAPRICA, GHOST HUNTERS, FACE OFF, DESTINATION TRUTH, THE TRIANGLE, AND TIN MAN.  Cumulatively, they have garnered over 200 award nominations and awards, including 40 Emmy nominations and 5 wins.

In June 2008, Stern was also made the Co-Head of Original Content at Universal Cable Productions, responsible for the development, sale, and production of content for networks both within and outside the NBCU portfolio.

Prior to Syfy, Stern was a partner at Trilogy Entertainment Group where, as president of its television division, he executive produced over 300 hours of television. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College.

 

 Stuart Ford, Founder & CEO, IM Global

Stuart Ford, Founder & CEO, IM Global

About Stuart Ford

Stuart Ford founded IM Global in 2007.  The company is one of the leading financing, sales and distribution companies in the film and television world, championing a wide variety of cinema, including mainstream commercial, art house, foreign language and genre fare.  In May 2010, Reliance Entertainment, part of Indian conglomerate Reliance ADA Group, acquired a majority shareholding in the company. The company has offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Mumbai, Mexico City, and Beijing.  At IM Global Ford oversees the Company’s day to day production, financing, foreign sales, acquisitions, marketing, publicity, financial and legal operations as well as being the Company’s senior strategic decision maker.

 

 

 

 

 Eli Shibley, President, International Distribution & Co-Productions

Eli Shibley, President, International Distribution & Co-Productions

About Eli Shibley

Eli Shibley joined IM Global Television in July 2015 as President, International Distribution and Co-Productions.  In addition to managing sales of the growing IM Global scripted slate, Shibley will also oversee acquisitions of third party scripted and unscripted projects from US, UK, and international content partners, as a nimble and independent distribution alternative in the increasingly dynamic world of international television.

Prior to IM Global Television, Shibley was the Senior Vice President of International Media and Formats at Electus.  He also co-founded the London sales team for Shine International, and helped launch Reveille International in Los Angeles.  He is a graduate of Harvard University.

 

 

 

 

Stacey Levin, Senior Vice President of Development

About Stacey Levin

Stacey Levin joined IM Global Television as a Senior Vice President of Development in October 2016 and is responsible for developing, packaging and selling scripted projects on the company’s slate as well as finding new talent and material. Prior to joining IM Global, Levin was EVP of Television at Nicholas Sparks Productions under an overall deal with Warner Brother.  She has also held positions at Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment as SVP of Television where she set up 17 scripted and digital projects; Universal Cable Productions where she was Director of Development; and 20th Century Fox Television as Director of Current Programming overseeing creative on TV series such as Modern Family and Arrested Development.  She is a graduate of Rutgers University.

 

 

 

 

 

 Mark McColey, Creative Executive

Mark McColey, Creative Executive

About Mark McColey

Mark McColey is a Creative Executive for IM Global Television. He joined IM Global Television in July 2014. Prior to that, he worked in Alternative Programming and Development at Syfy, supporting multiple executives in the acquisition, development, and production of several series. Mark is a product of the prestigious NBC Page Program. In his time there, he worked on assignment during the 36th season of Saturday Night Live. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University, with degrees in both Advertising and Labor Employment-Relations.

 

 

 

 

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