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December 21, 2015—The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce its Board of Directors has elected Officers and Executive Committee members, as well as Committee Co-chairs for 2016.
December 14, 2015—On December 7, IMAX® welcomed giant screen documentary film marketing veteran Alice Casbara to its team. Casbara will manage documentary film marketing campaigns beginning with IMAX and Disney’s A Beautiful Planet
as well as films from the $51 million original documentary film fund, which starts releasing new films in 2016.
December 14, 2015—D3D Cinema is pleased to announce they will install a cutting-edge laser-illuminated giant screen cinema system for the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida.
December 3, 2015—The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 Board of Directors election. The following candidates will join the board for a two-year term beginning on January 1, 2016.
December 2, 2015—The official U.S. premiere of Space Next 3D, a space documentary produced by Afterglow Studios and distributed by BIG & Digital, takes place December 4 in the newly renovated Giant Screen Theater at the National Infantry Museum (Columbus, Georgia). The theater has undergone a $1.8 million renovation, which includes the conversion from film projection to state-of-the-art digital. The theater's new 6P Christie laser projection system will be the first of its kind in the Southeast, and the first to show Space Next 3D to the public.
November 30, 2015—IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and Toho Cinemas Ltd., Japan's highest-grossing exhibition company and a subsidiary of Toho Co. Ltd., announced an agreement for 10 additional IMAX® theatres. The deal brings to 11 Toho Cinemas' IMAX footprint, all of which are among the highest-grossing sites in the country. Japan currently ranks among the top 10 highest-grossing IMAX territories globally, with per-screen averages of approximately $1.2 million, mirroring those of leading markets such as China.
November 30, 2015—The National Infantry Museum opens its new Giant Screen Theater on December 3 with “The New American Freedom Train.” The addition of a stage was part of a just-completed $1.8 million renovation of the theater, including the installation of the new 6P Christie Laser Projection System. The theater's new cinema system was designed and installed by D3D Cinema.
November 24, 2015—Cinematographer James Neihouse has joined the American Society of Cinematographers as an active member. Membership to the ASC is extended by invitation to those who are actively engaged as directors of photography and have demonstrated outstanding ability. Neihouse has worked on more than 30 IMAX productions, including all of the company’s collaborations with NASA. Read the full announcement from the ASC here.