Toronto: 'Equalizer' Director and IM Global Sign Production Deal

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Antoine Fuqua

The two are partnering to develop and finance movies

The Equalizer director Antoine Fuqua and his production company, Fuqua Films, have signed a production partnership with IM Global, the production-financing-sales outfit run by Stuart Ford.

The pact will see the two parties develop, produce and finance feature projects. Fuqua Films, which Fuqua runs with partner Kat Samick, will also receive overhead support. 

"Antoine is such a great creative force whose career is going from strength to strength, and we look forward to helping him and Kat take their company to the next level as a production powerhouse,” said Ford in a statement.

Fuqua is known for his gritty thrillers and action movies, both sellable genres around the world. Among his credits are Training Day, which earned Denzel Washington an Oscar, and the surprise action hit Olympus Has Fallen. The Equalizer, which re-teams him with Washington, opens Sept. 26.

IM Global next goes into production on The Secret in Their Eyes, which will star Chiwetel Ejiofor, Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Roberts.

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