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IMERSA Hosts Fulldome Summit: A Report
March 14, 2014—On March 6–9,
(Immersive Media Entertainment, Research, Science & Arts) hosted a Summit on fulldome theaters with 190 attendees. The conference was in Denver with fulldome screenings in the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the
SIE Film Center
and the Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Read the full report from Display Central here.
Gretchen Jaspering to Step Down as Executive Director of Gulf Coast Exploreum
February 28, 2014—Gretchen Jaspering, executive director of the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, will leave her job in May and return to her hometown of St. Louis, Mo.
Read the full article from AL.com here.
Giant Screen Veteran Peter Anderson Honored at Motion Picture Academy's Sci-Tech Awards
February 28, 2014—Peter Anderson, a legendary visual effects artist and cinematographer who helped pioneer the modern film-based attraction and giant screen cinema was awarded the Gordon E. Sawyer Award by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Board of Governors, for technological contributions that have brought credit to the industry.
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IMAX to Relocate from Santa Monica to Playa Vista Next Year
February 28, 2104—Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday announced that IMAX, the motion picture technology company, will open a new workplace in Playa Vista. IMAX, known for its large-scale movie theaters, is relocating from Santa Monica to a new three-story space at Playa Vista, a planned community that once was home to Howard Hughes’ legendary “Spruce Goose” plane. About 120 employees will move to the site when the office opens next year, said Rich Gelfond, chief executive officer of IMAX, which has its headquarters in New York.
Read the full article from DailyNews.com here.
Filmmaker Greg MacGillivray Shares His Journey to the South Pacific
February 18, 2014—
Journey to the South Pacific
a new 3D IMAX film now in theaters, takes moviegoers on an adventure through the island paradise of remote West Papua, a province of Indonesia in the Coral Triangle.
spoke with Greg MacGillivray, an Academy Award nominee who co-directed the film.
Read the full article here.
A Tour Through the Newly Renovated Telus World of Science IMAX Theater
December 30, 2013—CTV in Edmonton takes a tour through the newly renovated Telus World of Science IMAX Theater. Watch the segment
Telus World of Science's New IMAX Screen Is Biggest in Alberta
December 30, 2013—At 21.5 by 14.5 meters, Telus World of Science’s new screen towers over any other in the province. Construction on the $4 million renovation which also includes new seats, audio and visual systems and new projectors, began after Labour Day and will wrap up in time for a Boxing Day grand opening. Read the full article from the
Technicolor Closes Film Lab in Glendale
December 20, 2013—In the latest casualty of Hollywood's march to digital technology, Technicolor Inc., the French-owned film processing and post-production company, has closed its film lab in Glendale less than three years after its opening. Read the full article from the
Los Angeles Times
Civilization Museum Now the Canadian Museum of History
December 13, 2013—The Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec, has officially become the Canadian Museum of History. The legislation rebranding the museum passed third reading in the Senate Wednesday. On Thursday, it received royal assent, Heritage Minister Shelly Glover announced on Twitter. Read the full article from the
Concern Raised Over Bradford's Media Museum Link-Up with Cinema Chain
December 2, 2013—Film fans have reacted with concern at the idea of a big chain being brought in to run the National Media Museum’s cinemas. The city centre museum has confirmed it is in talks with commercial cinema operators and hopes to form a partnership with one of them by the end of the financial year. Read the full article from the
Telegraph and Argus
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