President, Scripted Content
In July 2014, Mark Stern partnered with Reliance’s IM Global Films to launch IM Global Television, a full-service studio that develops, packages, funds and distributes high-quality television content for the domestic and international markets. In June 2016, the company was acquired by Tang Media Partners with Tencent. In the four years since the studio’s inception, Stern has teamed with some of the industry’s top-talent to create a slate of over two-dozen top-tier projects, including AMERICAN PRINCESS from Jenji Kohan at Lifetime (airing in January 2019); Kurt Vonnegut’s CAT’S CRADLE from writer/EP Noah Hawley at FX (production in 2020); JETT starring Carla Gugino from writer/director Sebastian Gutierrez at Cinemax (in post-production); KILROY COUNTY from Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor at Showtime; MUSCLE SHOALS with Johnny Depp at ABC; TRAIN MAN from writer Phil Rosenthal and director Adam Shankman; as well as projects with Norman Lear, Michael Bay, Christy Stratton, Jeffrey Reiner, Katey Sagal, Paul Abdul, Eliza Dushku, and Forest Whitaker.
Prior to IM Global Television, Stern served as President of Original Content at Syfy. During his 11-year tenure, he 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 are "Battlestar Galactica”, “Warehouse 13”, "Eureka," “Being Human,” “Alphas,” “Stargate: Atlantis,” “Caprica,” “Ghost Hunters,” “Face Off,” “Destination Truth,” “The Triangle,” "Tin Man," and “Defiance.”
In June 2008, Stern helped launch Universal Cable Productions within NBC/Universal, creating an independent television studio that would provide content to cable, OTT, and other “off-broadcast network” platforms. He served as Co-Head of Original Content at the studio until he left to form IM Global Television.
Prior to his tenure at NBC/Universal, Stern was a partner and president of television at Trilogy Entertainment Group where he executive produced over 300 hours of television, including the award-winning Showtime series "The Outer Limits," "The Magnificent Seven" for CBS, and the three-hour NBC movie event "Carrie." Stern also wrote numerous episodes of television.
Born and raised in Manhattan, Stern met his wife Betsy while attending Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. They have two children and live in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles.
Senior Vice President, Development, Scripted Television
Stacey Levin is Senior Vice President of Television for IM Global Television, having joined the company in October 2016. In her position, she is responsible for developing, packaging and selling scripted projects.
Prior to joining IMGTV, she served as Executive Vice President of Television for Nicholas Sparks Productions. Under the company’s deal with Warner Bros, Television, she developed “The Notebook” pilot for The CW, an adaptation of “Miss Congeniality” with Ellen DeGeneres and Sandra Bullock, as well as other projects for ABC, USA and HBO.
Before her position at Sparks, Stacey started her producer career as the head of television for Gale Anne Hurd at Valhalla Entertainment, the producer of The Walking Dead. As the first dedicated television executive at Valhalla, Stacey sold almost two dozen television projects including “Hunters,” “Horizon,” “Falling Water” and many others for Syfy, USA, NBC, E!, FX, AMC, Starz and others.
Prior to Valhalla, Stacey served as the Director of Development at Universal Cable Productions (where Valhalla had a deal), and in that position oversaw dozens of projects and pod deals including Doug Liman’s Hypnotic and Tagline and the comedy series “I Just Want My Pants Back” for MTV.
Stacey moved to Los Angeles from New York in 2001 and landed her first job at 20th Century Fox Television where she would stay for almost 10 years until 2010. There she first served as the Director of Publicity overseeing “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and other high profile series, but within a few years transitioned to Director of Current Programming where she oversaw series including”Arrested Development,” “Modern Family,” “King of the Hill,” “Lie to Me,” “Life on Mars,” and many others.
In addition to her executive career, Stacey also created, wrote and produced an animated comedy for FOX entitled “The Mayor of Annadale Road” and wrote a book of comedic essays called “I Don’t Want to Die Alone: True Stories of Online Dating” published in 2011.
Director of Development, Scripted Television
Mark McColey serves as Director of Development for IM Global Television. He joined IM Global Television at its inception in 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, including "Jim Henson’s Creature Shop", "Ghost Hunters", and "Face Off".
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.
Manager, Scripted Television
Sera Tabb joined IM Global Television in early 2017. Prior to IM Global Television, she worked at Quaker Moving Pictures with the Executive Producers of Starz series BLACK SAILS. Prior to that she worked at Skydance Productions and UTA.
Sera has an MFA from the University of California’s Peter Stark Producing Program.