Magazine article Screen International

IM Global Hires TWC Veteran Michael Rothstein

Magazine article Screen International

IM Global Hires TWC Veteran Michael Rothstein

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Michael Rothstein named president of international sales and distribution following Jonathan Deckter's exit last week.

Stuart Ford' sales-finance-production powerhouse IM Global has hired Michael Rothstein as president of international sales and distribution.

Rothstein was formerly president of international at The Weinstein Company where he served from its inception in 2005 until 2013, and previously worked with IM Global's Ford at Miramax.

The exec will oversee a sales operation spread across regional offices in Los Angeles, London, Beijing and Mexico City.

Reporting to Rothstein will be sales and distribution executives Tatyana Joffe, Emil Elmér, David Jourdan, Leslie Chen, Callum Grant, Talia Goldman and Weihan Zhang, as well as a sales division of over 40 people encompassing sales, marketing, legal, accounting, collections and technical operations.

The IM Global slate encompasses 12 to 15 Hollywood titles per year as well as sales on Chinese language and Bollywood films through the company's Anthem label which handles eight to 10 films per year.

Rothstein will also serve as a board member of Latin American joint venture Mundial which handles six to eight Latino films per year.

In addition, Rothstein will be active in licensing of the company's library of approximately 250 titles. He will also take a management role in the company's wholly owned Southeast Asian distribution venture, Apsara Distribution, which handles six to 10 wide release titles per year via an output partnership with Buena Vista International.

Prior to TWC, Rothstein was a sales executive at Miramax Films from 1997 to 2004. …

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