Magazine article Screen International

Glendon Palmer Joins IM Global

Magazine article Screen International

Glendon Palmer Joins IM Global

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Southside With You is inspired by the first date in 1989 between law associate Barack Obama and a lawyer called Michelle Robinson as they go from the Art Institute Of Chicago to a screening of Do The Right Thing to a first kiss outside an ice cream parlour over the course of one summer night.

Tika Sumpter will star as the future First Lady and casting is underway for the role of the future President. Richard Tanne is scheduled to make his directorial debut in Chicago in August based on his screenplay.

Bob Teitel, Sumpter and Tanne will produce while IM Global CEO Stuart Ford, president of production Matt Jackson, Palmer and Tracy Bing serve as executive producers.

Palmer will report to Ford and Jackson. He is a former development and production executive at Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment and produced the 2011 Sony release Jumping The Broom and previously worked at Robert L Johnson's and Tracey Edmonds' Our Stories Films.

As an independent producer his most recent credits are Marked Man, currently in development, and Hurt Village, set to go into production this summer.

"Tika and I have worked diligently for two years to bring this story to the screen and we couldn't be more grateful to Stuart Ford for making it happen," said Tanne. "Between Stuart, Matt, Glendon, JR, Bob, and everyone at IM Global, we are so fortunate to be surrounded by the most supportive and passionate team around."

"We are delighted to be diving into such an intimate romance in Southside With You," said Jackson. …

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