Stuart Ford founded IM GLOBAL in 2007. The prolific independent entertainment studio is one of the world’s leading international film and television production, sales and distribution companies, controlling a library of more than 250 films which collectively have grossed more than $6 billion in worldwide box office. As a Hollywood producer/financier the company has financed over 25 features, establishing itself as one of the most active financiers outside of the major Hollywood studios. The company is also one of the leading international sales agencies in the industry and IM Global’s combined self-produced and third party output enjoyed #1 worldwide box office share outside of the major studios in both 2013 and 2014. 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.
In mid-2014 the company launched IM Global Television, focusing on developing, producing, financing and distribution of scripted content for network, cable and SVOD platforms, led by former Syfy Channel President of Original Content Mark Stern. In December 2014 the company launched IM Global Music, focusing on acquiring song catalogues, soundtracks, music supervision services and developing music driven film and television content. Run by veteran music industry publisher and financier David Schulhof, the venture recently announced a strategic film production partnership with leading US record label Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group, and a partnership with leading independent music publishing and global music rights management services company Kobalt.