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Weingarten Buys IMG

Founder and President of Interface Media Group Tom Angell has sold his sports and entertainment production and post-production company in Washington, D.C., to Vice President of IMG Jeff Weingarten for an undisclosed amount.

Angell said this transition has been in the works for the past two years. The deal between Angell and Weingarten was finalized March 1. Weingarten, who has been with the group for 18 years, has assumed the role of president and Angell will be a part of the transition.

Thirty years have elapsed since Angell opened the doors at IMG. When asked "why now?" Angell said, "I wish to hand over a company that's in good shape while I'm still in good enough shape myself to help in an orderly transition. I have taken my measure of the man and am convinced that Jeff is our best choice to lead us in the continuing adventure."

Weingarten started at IMG in 1989, and most recently served as the company's vice president. Prior to IMG, Weingarten's experience included editor/videographer at Nagy Films/Fax productions in Bethesda, Md., and as an editor/director at Producers Video Corp. in Baltimore, Md. Weingarten began his career at NBC-TV affiliate WVIR in Charlottesville, Va., where he produced, directed, shot and edited spots and newscasts.

Under Weingarten's direction, IMG will continue to implement new technologies and processes throughout the facility. Weingarten said, "It will be business as usual at Interface. The company will retain the same talent, production management and clientele."

Long time clients include PBS, HBO, Discovery Channel, National Geographic and The Smithsonian.