Oscar-winning producer Greg Shapiro has joined IM Global as president of feature film production, the company’s founder and CEO Stuart Ford announced Monday.
Shapiro will oversee all feature film production and financing activity. The indie studio is a partner on upcoming projects like “Hacksaw Ridge” from director Mel Gibson and Martin Scorsese‘s “Silence.”
Shapiro executive produced “Zero Dark Thirty” and produced “The Hurt Locker,” which earned him an Academy Award when it won Best Picture in 2010. More recently, Shapiro produced “Child 44,” starring Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace, as well as James Gray‘s “The Immigrant,” starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner.
IM Global was a financing partner on Matthew McConaughey‘s “Free State of Jones,” as well as a production and finance partner on Julia Roberts‘ “Secret in Their Eyes,” both released earlier this year.
IM Global’s current release is “Southside With You,” a romantic drama about Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date. The company’s supernatural thriller “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
“Stuart Ford has built an impressive company that has consistently evolved and thrived amidst an ever changing landscape of film and television production,” Shapiro said in a statement. “Equal to his success as a content creator is the collaborative culture that he has fostered at IM Global, and I look forward to joining forces with not just Stuart, but his entire team.”
Ford added, “it’s a tremendous boost for our already vibrant film production and financing operation to have such a highly respected and commercially successful heavyweight as Greg join to head the team. We have an exciting slate of filmmaker-driven productions in the pipeline for 2017 and we hope Greg’s arrival will give
Shapiro’s other producing credits include “The Conspirator,” “Detachment” and “The Rum Diary.” His upcoming projects include the still-untitled Kathryn Bigelow project that is currently filming in Boston; “Weightless”; and the television series “Graves,” which will premiere next month.
Shapiro was represented in the negotiation by attorney Darren Trattner from Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein and COO Chris Bosco negotiated on behalf of IM Global.