Stuart Ford’s IM Global, a subsidiary of India’s Reliance ADA, today announced it was promoting Joanne Lee and JR Smith to Director, Acquisitions positions, and Weihan Zhang to Senior Manager, Sales and Acquisitions Asia. Lee and Smith are headquartered in the company’s Los Angeles office working with Matt Jackson and SVP of Production Glendon Palmer, and Zhang is headquartered in the company’s Beijing office.
Prior to IM Global, Lee worked at Exclusive Media and at CAA. Smith joined IM Global’s acquisitions and productions team in January 2013. Prior to working with IM Global, Smith worked as a talent manager at a boutique management company in Santa Monica. He also developed entertainment properties for the likes of Herb Alpert and Ray Bradbury. Smith has also worked as a concept artist, brand designer and project developer for feature films, animation and video games.
IM Global is financing and selling one of the AFM’s higher profile projects In Sand And Blood, starring Russell Crowe, directed by Saul Dibb and produced by Luc Roeg.