Stuart Ford

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 […]

TNT officially revisits Tales From the Crypt

US cable channel TNT has officially greenlit a reworking of the classic television horror anthology Tales From the Crypt. The M. Night Shyamalan-developed ten-parter will comprise part of a new horror block for the Turner Broadcasting System network, which is slated to launch in 2017. A reversioned Crypt Keeper will present the show, which is […]

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 […]