President, IM Global Television
Mark Stern has partnered with IM Global to form IM Global Television from his role as President of Original Content at Syfy. During his 11-year tenure at Syfy, Stern 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 is Battlestar Galactica, Warehouse 13, Eureka, Being Human, Alphas, Stargate: Atlantis, Caprica, Ghost Hunters, Face Off, Destination Truth, The Triangle, Tin Man, and, most recently, the hit series Helix and Defiance.
In June 2008, Stern was also made the Co-Head of Original Content at Universal Cable Productions, responsible for the development, sale, and production of content for networks both within and outside the NBCU portfolio.
Further, in January 2011 Stern was also given the responsibility to create Syfy Films, a film label that – in partnership with Universal Pictures - develops and produces Syfy-branded theatrical motion pictures distributed by Universal.
Prior to Syfy, Stern was a partner at Trilogy Entertainment Group (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Backdraft) where, as president of its television division, 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 both The Outer Limits and Poltergeist: The Legacy.
Born and raised in Manhattan, Stern met his wife Betsy while attending Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. They have two teenage children and live in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles.Return to Executives Overview