Blue bar divider
Founded in 1977, Interface was created with a singular mission: to offer the professional Communicators in the nation’s capital access to the then revolutionary technology known as computer assisted videotape editing. This, then radical, new approach to the creation of video programs promised major savings in time and money over the traditional film editing methods of production.
The company was incorporated in February of 1977 and opened its doors for business in May of that year. It readily found adherents to its novel approach amongst political consulting firms that needed to quickly and inexpensively produce large numbers of ads for various candidates nationwide.
Tom Angell, the founder of Interface, was well versed in this esoteric branch of media production. He recognized the potential value of the process to political consultants and that this specialized type of media work was heavily centered in the Washington D.C. area. As a result, he made political advertising a key element of his business plan. Indeed, political advertising remains a major component of the business today.
As the business prospered and the technology evolved, more services were brought under Interface’s purview until the entire video production process from location and studio shooting, to editing and special effects production, through sound design, duplication and distribution of the finished media were all made available via electronic processes, under one roof in a virtual one-stop-shop.
Due to its rapid growth, Interface moved in 1980 from its original 2500 square foot space to 13,000 in new quarters near Dupont Circle. Again in 1989 a second move was made two blocks south to its present 40,000 square foot space near 20th and M streets N.W., in the heart of the Golden Triangle, Washington’s prestigious center of trade associations, law firms and network news broadcast operations.
Over the years Interface started, purchased, absorbed or incorporated several other firms involved in similar work in the area. In order to reflect its broader capabilities, in 1997 it began to do business under the name of Interface Media Group by which it is known today.
In March of 2007, after thirty years of heading the company Mr. Angell sold the firm to Jeff Weingarten, a longtime employee. He is committed to offering a seamless continuum of services tailored to its clients’ evolving needs. IMG has furthered its leadership position bringing new products and services to an ever-expanding market. IMG is uniquely positioned and prepared to meet the ever-evolving world of technology. IMG embraces new technology and has quickly adapted to changes in the production environment. Continuously upgrading technical infrastructure, keeps IMG’s editors and artists on the cutting edge.
Throughout its 32-year history, the company has continued to serve as the leader within the professional film and television production community, responsibly nurturing the business while maintaining an enviable financial record, balancing the needs of growth with those of profitability.