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 six 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 GLOBAL APSARA: A rights acquisition and distribution vehicle that serves the rapidly evolving Asian markets across growing theatrical, digital and VOD distribution platforms.
AUTOMATIK: A production and financing joint venture with Alliance Films focused on films in the $5 million - $15 million range.
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, and Mumbai.