Stuart Ford Executive Producer

Stuart Ford
Executive Producer

Stuart Ford is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of IM global, one of Hollywood’s leading independent film financing, production and international sales companies.

                                                           The company was created in April 2007 originally in partnership with German public company Internationalmedia AG. Having gradually acquired control of the entire share capital, in March 2010 Ford sold a majority stake in the company to Reliance Entertainment, a subsidiary of Indian communications, financial services, energy and entertainment conglomerate Reliance ADA. Reliance’s other significant Hollywood investment is in Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider’s Dreamworks Studios.

Ford was educated at the Bluecoat School in Liverpool, England and later obtained both a BA and an MA in Law from St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University. He began his career in the early nineties as an entertainment attorney in London before moving to New York in 1997 to join Harvey and Bob Weinstein’s Miramax Films. In 7 years at Miramax Ford filled a variety of senior roles including as Co-Head of the company’s Acquisitions division and as Co-Head of the company’s international sales and distribution operation Miramax International. During this period he was profiled by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the industry’s top executives under 35. After leaving Miramax Ford briefly served as President of veteran sales company First Look International before going on to start IM Global.

At IM Global Ford oversees the Company’s day to day production, financing, foreign sales, acquisitions, marketing, publicity, financial and legal operations as well as being the Company’s senior strategic decision maker. Ford is a regular speaker, panelist and broadcaster around the globe on the subjects of film distribution and financing, the evolution of digital technologies within the entertainment world and on the evolving cultural and technological issues influencing the global film industry. In late 2010 the UK’s Guardian newspaper listed Ford as one of the 50 most influential individuals in global cinema.

Ford lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two young sons.

Filmography Stuart Ford

A haunted house by Michael Tiddes - 2013