With over 25 years of experience in the television industry, Mark Stern has served on all sides of the development, production, and distribution process as a writer, producer, executive producer, and president of a network and two television studios.
In November 2018, Mark Stern launched Fearless Media Group to continue his work from IM Global Television, a full-service television studio that he started in 2014 with Reliance’s IM Global Films. In June 2016, the company was acquired by Tang Media Partners and Chinese media giant Ten Cent. In the years since its inception, Mark has teamed with some of the industry’s top- talent to create a slate of over 40 projects for both the domestic and international marketplace.
Prior to IM Global Television, Mark was President of Original Content at Syfy. During his 11- year tenure, he built a development team and slate of programming that vaulted the network into the top 5, defined its brand, and cemented its reputation as a home for well-produced, critically-acclaimed, highly-rated original programming. Among the dozens of scripted and unscripted series he shepherded were BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, WAREHOUSE 13, EUREKA, BEING HUMAN, DEFIANCE, ALPHAS, STARGATE: ATLANTIS, CAPRICA, GHOST HUNTERS, and FACE OFF. Cumulatively, they have garnered over 200 award nominations and 42 awards, including 40 Emmy nominations and 5 wins.
In June 2008, Mark helped launch Universal Cable Productions at NBC/Universal as an independent television studio to provide content to cable, OTT, and other “off-broadcast network” platforms. He served as Co-Head of Original Content until leaving to form IM Global Television.
Prior to his tenure at NBC/Universal, Mark was a partner and president of television at Trilogy Entertainment Group where he executive produced over 300 hours of television, including the award-winning Showtime series THE OUTER LIMITS for which he wrote numerous episodes.
Born and raised in Manhattan, Mark met his wife Betsy while attending Dartmouth College. They have two children and live in Los Angeles.
Ben Chodosh joined Fearless Media Group from Bento Box Entertainment (BOB’S BURGERS, THE AWESOMES) where he was the assistant to Head of Production Joel Kuwahara. In March 2015, he joined The Shuman Company as an assistant to Film/TV Literary Manager Robert Lazar. Prior to The Shuman Company, he was a Development Assistant at Atlas Entertainment (WONDER WOMAN, SUICIDE SQUAD, AMERICAN HUSTLE) and a production assistant at City Room Creative and Comedy Central.
Ben holds a BS in Film and Television from Boston University.