IM Global and Technicolor partner

Technicolor will help support IM Global's busy international business.

Technicolor (Euronext Paris: THC) and Stuart Ford’s IM Global have struck a multi-year deal for Technicolor to provide the leading financing and sales company with a broad range of services, including international release and trailer printing.

"Technicolor provides a first-class service and a world famous brand which perfectly complements our fast growing library of titles and enables us to handle businss in 50-plus territories on a daily basis," Ford said in announcing the partnership.

The distribution services that Technicolor will provide include Digital Cinema, both for theatrical and subsequent ancillary platforms.

"We are proud to be chosen as a key partner for IM Global, and look forward to supporting their worldwide expansion through a wide range of services," said Claude Cagnon, president of Technicolor's Creative Services.

In the past 15 months, IM Global itself has shepherded more than $200 million worth of projects into production, in addition to its busy sales slate. The company itself has financed and produced a number of high-profile titles, including Jason Statham's Safe, Sylvestor Stallone starrer Bullet to the Head, as well as managing the financing and production on Dredd 3D, Walking with Dinosaurs and Enchanted Company for parent company Reliance Entertainment.