IM Global was founded in March 2007 by CEO
Stuart Ford. The company is one of the leading film financing, production,
sales and distribution companies in the world, championing a wide variety of
cinema, including mainstream commercial, art house, foreign language and genre
fare. The company is comprised of five operating divisions:
IM GLOBAL OPUS: Mainstream, commercial cinema targeted at the multiplex audience.
IM GLOBAL ACCLAIM: Critically acclaimed arthouse and specialty cinema.
IM GLOBAL ANTHEM: The best of non-English language cinema from around the world.
IM GLOBAL OCTANE: Branded genre fare.
IM APSARA: A rights acquisition and distribution vehicle that serves the rapidly evolving Asian markets.
The company is also a party to several high profile joint venture companies:
AUTOMATIK: A production and financing joint venture with E1 Entertainment focused on films in the $5 million - $15 million range.
MUNDIAL: A Mexico City-based joint venture with CANANA, one of Latin America’s top production and independent distributors, focused exclusively on worldwide sales of Latin and Ibero-American cinema.
BLUMHOUSE INTERNATIONAL: The company has an international distribution and servicing agreement with the foreign sales arm of the industry’s leading genre film producer, Blumhouse Productions.
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, London, Mumbai and Beijing.