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IM Global CEO exits over strategic plan

IM Global CEO Stuart Ford is leaving the Hollywood content firm over “strategic differences” with its owners. According to US reports, Ford (pictured) was forced out on Friday over disagreements with Tang Media Partners over the future of the film-focused business. Tang bought IM Global last year for around US$200 million, and has since expanded […]

Judge Dredd headed for TV

Television is set for a dose of street justice, with IMG Global and games firm Rebellion taking comic character Judge Dredd into development on a new action drama. The companies are planning a drama series based on the British 2000AD comic book, which is turning 40 this year. Judge Dredd: Mega-City One will be an […]

King Kong TV series in the works

Marvista Entertainment and IM Global Television are teaming to create a King Kong TV series. The series will be based on DeVito ArtWorks’ Skull Island property and movie producer Merian C. Cooper’s iconic King Kong film. King Kong Skull Island will be, the producers say, a comprehensive King Kong Universe endorsed by Kong’s creator. US-based […]

IM Global hires Phil Gurin for formats push

IM Global has hired Phil Gurin and the formats veteran will create a new unscripted unit for the US-based producer and distributor. Gurin will build new formats teams in LA, London, China and Lat-Am. In his new role, Gurin will be president of unscripted and alternative content and report to IM Global’s CEO Stuart Ford (pictured, […]

Stern’s sales firm hires Electus exec

IM Global’s television division has hired Electus International senior VP Eli Shibley as president, international distribution and coproductions. Shibley is joining US-based IM Global to oversee its scripted television slate, third-party scripted acquisitions and unscripted projects from the US, UK and international partners. At Electus, he was SVP, international media and formats, where he sourced […]

Film firm IM Global taps former Syfy boss for TV

US film financier IM Global is launching a TV division and has recruited Mark Stern, the former president of original content at Syfy, to run the unit. Stern will be based in LA and report to IM Global boss Stuart Ford. IM Global is owned by Indian conglomerate Reliance, which has made several media investments. […]