IM Global Hires Weinstein Veteran Michael Rothstein

IM Global has hired Michael Rothstein to be 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.

Rothstein will oversee a sales operation spanning offices in Los Angeles, London, Beijing and Mexico City. The IM Global slate encompasses 12-15 Hollywood titles per year as well as sales on eight to 10 Chinese language and Bollywood films annually through the company’s Anthem label.

Rothstein will also serve as a board member of Latin American joint venture Mundial which handles six to eight Latino films per year. He will also be active in licensing the company’s library of approximately 250 titles.

Rothstein was a sales executive at Miramax Films from 1997 to 2004. He was responsible for the international sale and distribution of “Silver Linings Playbook,” “The King’s Speech,” “The Artist,” “Chicago” and “Finding Neverland.”

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