IM Global Names Greg Shapiro as President of Feature Film Production
The Oscar-winning producer will oversea all feature production at financing at the indie studio.
Greg Shapiro has joined films sales and financing company IM Global as president of feature film production, it was announced Monday by IM Global founder and CEO Stuart Ford.
The acclaimed producer — who won a best picture Oscar for Kathryn Bigelow's 2008 drama The Hurt Locker — will oversee all feature film production and financing activity.
The indie studio is a partner on Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge, Martin Scorsese's Silence and Blumhouse co-production Incarnate starring Aaron Eckhart. The company was also a financing partner on the supernatural thriller The Autopsy of Jane Doe with Emile Hirsch and Brian Cox and Free State of Jones starring Matthew McConaughey, and produced and financed Julia Roberts starrer Secret in Their Eyes.
Currently in nationwide release is IM Global's Obama title Southside With You. Political drama The Journey starring Timothy Spall played at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, and Eon Productions' U.K.-set drama Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool from Paul McGuigan starring Annette Bening, Jamie Bell and Julie Walters recently wrapped principal photography. Slated to start production in early 2017 is Will Gluck's black comedy Jackpot starring Mila Kunis.
Shapiro was also executive producer on Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty. Most recently, he produced Child 44 starring Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace, and James Gray’s The Immigrant, starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner. His other producing credits include Robert Redford's The Conspirator, Tony Kaye's Detachment, Roger Avary's The Rules of Attraction, Johnny Depp starrer The Rum Diary and the popular Harold & Kumar franchise.
His upcoming projects include the untitled Kathryn Bigelow project, currently filming in Boston, Weightless, directed by Jaron Albertin, starring Alessandro Nivola, Julianne Nicholson and Johnny Knoxville, and the television show Graves, starring Nick Nolte and Sela Ward, produced with Lionsgate TV, which premieres on Epix in October 2016.