Marketing Communications Manager and Steering Committee Member
Cosmonova, Swedish Museum of Natural
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Caroline has over 20 years of experience in marketing communication.
This includes a wide range of creative services, collaborating with and supervising creative staff and
producing everything from marketing annual plans, online communication to
Since May 2014 she is the marketing communications manager and steering committee member at the institutional theatre Cosmonova at the Swedish Museum of Natural
History in Stockholm.
She is a senior
communications professional, with a proven track record in a vast array of
communication missions. The key
highlights of her professional career include:
at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (June-August 2018). Research project revealing drivers and
barriers to local relevance.
years working as a marketing director for the world’s leading pacifier brand MAM;
accountability of market shares, portfolio strategy and overall consumer
marketing and communication strategy in Nordic region.
years of experience in brand management as a brand manager of the Coca-Cola
Company in Sweden. Developing annual brand plans including strategic framework and
has a Master of Science from the International Business School, Stockholm
School of Economics. (SSE).
In her current
position today at Cosmonova Caroline has:
a downward spiral for Cosmonova, today maintaining solid visitor number at over
200 000 visitors per year.
new marketing strategies including influential marketing in content branded
20 minutes movies at Cosmonova to broaden the target group and give a point of
entry to families with young children.
She is a driven,
positive and goal-oriented person. Caroline brings a genuine understanding of consumer needs and
appreciation of diverse audiences. She represents the hallmark of the Swedish
business approach: genuine
collaboration skills, transparency and appreciation of diverse audience needs.
She is described as visionary, dedicated and smart. Her enthusiasm is
In addition to being a
communications manager, Caroline Borgudd is a gymnastic trainer for children
and a dedicated runner. She also likes
to travel the world with her husband and three children. Her hobbies include
collecting visits to the National Parks in the USA. She speaks English, French and
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Bringing the giant screen experience into the future.
At the end of the day,
our industry only matters when it matters to people. I am committed to bringing
the giant screen cinema experience into the new technological era. During my 15
years of experience in the fast moving consumer goods field, I have acquired
the skills to create an audience-centric approach to the giant screen
I want to be part of a
movement that finds new ways to revitalize the giant screen industry, making it
relevant to future generations. Understanding the experiences, information and strategies
that will resonate the most with them is what will make us successful. I
believe we as an industry, can redefine how we envision the ultimate future of
the giant screen experience. We need to evolve and identify new ways to engage
and interact with our audience in the realm of a new competitive and individual
media landscape. My passion is engaging and connecting with audiences.
In the digital era, the
giant screen venues represent meeting places for people to connect. I believe
that the new technology can support us in endless ways. However it is up to us
to find out what matters to our visitors and to generate connections with them
in a reinvigorated context. My goal as board member of the GSCA would be to
drive the exploration of new meaningful ways for the giant screen to resonate
with the audience. Today we have only seen the beginning of what this might be:
interactive experiences in the venue and expert meet through live shows just to
name a few. It is through understanding how the giant screen creates meaning in
the lives of our visitors that we can make a difference.
We need to assess the
value of our industry to all stakeholders. I will actively contribute to the
improved collection of data of the industry development, acknowledging both negative
and positive numbers and celebrating when growth returns.
I will contribute to the
pride of the industry by showcasing how we bring value to our consumers. I will
encourage that the industry drives audience research to help the progression of
the giant screen field. Consumer behavior is always the starting point for my
I represent Cosmonova,
a leading European institutional dome theatre, and bring with me the hallmark
of Swedish business: genuine collaboration skills, transparency and appreciation
of diverse audience needs. I bring a genuine understanding of evolving consumer
needs. I am a driven, hard working person with lots of energy that I want to
share with the industry. I am visionary, dedicated, smart and savvy.
Thank you for considering these ideas. I believe
that when the giant screen experience pursues strategies that support visitor’s
growth and changing needs, we can grow with our visitors. Being part of the
board will allow me to share my ideas so that we can move forward into the new
era of the giant screen experience.
Julie La Roche
Director of Business Development
Montreal Science Centre and Old Port of Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Roche entered the giant screen industry more than 20 years ago as Director
of the IMAX® 3D Theatre at the Old Port of Montreal. In 2000, she
was an integral part of the project team who oversaw the expansion of the
stand-alone commercial theatre into a major education-based institution, the
Montreal Science Centre.
As the Director of Business Development for the MSC and the Old Port of Montréal,
her portfolio includes leading strategic development activities, new
business initiatives, special events, sponsorships, IMAX TELUS Theatre and the
Montreal Science Centre Foundation.
12 IMAX screens operated by three different organizations now exist in the city
of Montréal. Despite the challenging
business environment, the MSC’s TELUS IMAX Theatre under La Roche’s leadership
remains among the top-attended giant screen venues in the world. Her opinions are regularly sought by producers
and distributors in the development of new film projects. Julie’s team was awarded the GSCA’s 2009 and
2016 Achievement Award for Big Idea and 2012’s Achievement Award for Best Film
Launch by a Theatre.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
La Roche has been
actively involved in the GSCA and its predecessor associations (GSTA, LFCA) for
many years. A founding member of the
association, she is also a longtime member of both the Event Planning Committee
and the Award Subcommittee. As a passionate
advocate for the ongoing relevance of the giant screen experience, she seeks to
channel her expertise, creativity and leadership to help GSCA members navigate
the challenges and evolving landscape of the industry through a second mandate
as a Board member.
President and CEO
TELUS World of Science-Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Alan Nursall is the President and
CEO of the TELUS World of Science – Edmonton. He joined TWOSE in January, 2014,
following a 23-year career at Science North and seven years running his own
TWOSE is a multi-disciplinary
science centre that features not one, but two giant screens: an IMAX-brand 3D
laser projection flat screen theatre, and a recently renovated 23-metre
planetarium dome, featuring a 10K projection system supplied by Sky-Skan.
Alan helped launch Science North in
1984 and continued to grow the programming and the organization as it became one
of the most influential and respected science centers in the world. Nursall
served as Science Director from 1999-2007 where he was responsible for the
entire visitor experience at Science North and its companion facility, Dynamic
Nursall started NEXT Exhibits +
Creative Communication, Inc., in 2007. The firm specialized in creating
exhibits, shows, and other experiences for science centres and museums.
For over 20 years, Nursall also
hosted a weekly science segment broadcast nationally on Discovery Canada. His
involvement with Discovery Canada began in 1996 and his most recent segment, The Alan Nursall Experience, had him
engaging the public in learning science through experiments and experiencing
unusual environments first-hand.
He served as chair of the
Conference Planning Committee and the Leading Edge Awards Committee for the
Association of Science-Technology Centres (ASTC). He has also held leadership
positions within the Canadian Association of Science Centres.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
GSCA is a somewhat unique organization in that
it is completely vertically integrated – it represents all facets of the
industry, from the conception of ideas to the final delivery of those ideas
realized in a format designed for maximum impact on its audience. Having all
those voices together in the same Association is a source of strength and
honesty. It brings the many stakeholders together.
But it also imposes a great responsibility on the Association. While we
are all pursuing the same outcome, having many different stakeholders means
there are many points of view and a wide variation in priorities.
The success of the GSCA will be determined by its ability to unify those
varying priorities in the pursuit of success for all its members, regardless of
where they fit in the production process.
At the end of the day, we all require engaged audiences who want the giant screen experience. To
that end, in serving its members, the GSCA needs to provide:
- Strong communication with experts outside the
industry who can help us better understand audiences, markets, and change.
- Practical workshops for members that focus on
building professional skills at key points in the production and delivery
Shared evidence and experience that helps all
Association members grow, adapt, and succeed.
I am committed to the success of GSCA members and I feel my experience can support GSCA's role in delivering that success.
Chief Operating Officer
Discover Place Inc.
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
I am passionate about the mission of informal
education. Giant Screen Experiences are a powerful vehicle in the delivery of incredible
inspirational and educational content for our communities. It also allows access
to individuals who would not be able to experience or visit these amazing destinations,
be they the inside of the human body, the depths of the oceans to out into space,
and seeing far off lands. The films allow museums and educational institutions to
explore varied content that would be impossible to effectively deliver in a standard
exhibit experience. It provides a truly immersive experience for the computer visualization
of complex theories of science, engineering and nature. I think the film experience
is a superb story teller which contains knowledge, excitement, emotion, inspiration
and mystery. These components make for a successful, memorable learning experience.
I serve on the Giant Domes Theater Consortiums Board, and GSCA’s program committee.
I am a true believer of this industry and want
to be a part of working on opportunities and strategies to continue the growth and
success of our industry.
Joanie is a multi-talented leader with over 34
years of experience in management, exhibit development and educational programs
at Discovery Place. She has built a strong organization that delivers results by
aligning strategic vision, operational goals, with substantial focus on quality
of programs, exhibits, theatres, facilities, customer satisfaction, relationship
management, and return on investment. With a reputation for bringing projects to
fruition on time and within budget. Joanie’s leadership
has been instrumental in the development of two new 25,000 sq ft children’s museums,
$3.5M science museum labs and exhibition additions and a $2M construction of a new
professional development studio. Over the last 10 years and under Joanie’s leadership,
Discovery Place Science underwent a $31.6M total facility renovation with 10 new
exhibitions and three new public labs while providing conceptual design, design,
and fabrication oversight to major traveling exhibitions at Discovery Place Science.
She has also spearheaded countless other major projects.
She has held the roles of VP, Exhibitions & Operations, Director of Major Projects,
Director of Public Programs, Director of Volunteer Services Manager, and Manager
of Health Sciences.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
I am passionate about the mission of informal education. I believe that Giant Screen Experiences are a powerful vehicle in the delivery of incredible inspirational and educational content for our communities. It also allows access to individuals who would not be able to experience or visit these amazing destinations, be they the inside of the human body, the depths of the oceans to out into space, and seeing far off lands. The films allow museums and educational institutions to explore varied content that would be impossible to effectively deliver in a standard exhibit experience. It provides a truly immersive experience for the computer visualization of complex theories of science, engineering and nature. I think the film experience is a superb story teller which contains knowledge, excitement, emotion, inspiration and mystery. These components make for a successful, memorable learning experience. I serve on the Giant Domes Theater Consortiums Board, and GSCA’s program committee.
I feel the GSCA board with the mix of theatres, producers, distributors, marketers and educators is truly unique in combining all aspects of films from conception to delivery in our theatres. I am a true believer of this industry and want to be a part of working on opportunities and strategies to continue the growth and success of our industry.
Mary Jane Dodge
Senior Project Director
MacGillivray Freeman Films
Laguna Beach, California, USA
Mary Jane Dodge has 39 years of experience in the Giant Screen industry.
For the first 20 years of her career, she launched and operated several IMAX
theatres in museums and commercial theatres. The museums included the Museum of
Science, Boston, Liberty Science Center, Denver Museum of Natural History and
the Kansas Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, KS. She also helped launch the commercial
IMAX industry by launching and operating the first commercial IMAX Theatre in a
multiplex in the US, the Sony IMAX Theatre (now known as the AMC IMAX Theatre)
in New York, which also introduced IMAX 3D to the commercial world. Later she opened
and operated 2 other commercial theatres including the AMC IMAX Theatre at Metreon in San Francisco, and
the Universal CityWalk IMAX Theatre at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. She
also oversaw the re-launch, marketing and operation of the Navy Pier IMAX
Theatre in Chicago.
Over her career,
Dodge has consulted for over 28 different institutions, and GS theatres including
the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., the Franklin Institute in
Philadelphia and the New England Aquarium.
Dodge has also worked on several international projects. Over a
three year period, Dodge resided in
Barcelona, Spain working for the Museum of Science in Barcelona and later
helped to develop a commercial IMAX project on the Port of Barcelona. She also provided extensive consulting to build the Sydney
IMAX Theatre in Sydney, Australia, and also consulted for the Tokyo IMAX
Theatre for the Sony Corporation, the Scientific Center of Kuwait, and the National
Museum of Photography in Bradford, England.
In 2000, Dodge formed an international consulting company
providing a variety of consulting services in the giant screen industry. Projects
included consulting for various theatres in the commercial and museum field, writing
marketing plans to help launch a new facility, and developing new strategies
for marketing and programming in the ever-changing GS industry. In addition,
Dodge also worked on several film projects with distributors and producers,
developing marketing programs for film sponsors. Dodge worked with SK Films in
distribution and developed marketing programs for theatres and Terminix, the
sponsor of Bugs!
In 2006, Dodge moved
to Laguna Beach, and has been working for MacGillivray Freeman Films ever
since. Mary Jane has worked in distribution and marketing on many films
including Grand Canyon Adventure, Arabia,
Humpback Whales, Journey to the South Pacific, and National Parks Adventure. She also works in the development of
film projects. Mary Jane developed and was Executive Producer of the film, Dream Big: Engineering Our World. Mary
Jane helped fundraise and worked on the production of the film. She was also Project
Director of the huge educational outreach campaign, the largest campaign ever
produced for a film. The project involves collaborating with the film’s
partner, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the film’s sponsor,
Bechtel Corporation, to work with thousands of engineers across the country on
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The GSCA has been at the forefront of the
giant screen industry for 40 years now and it has been an important part of my
career for nearly that whole time. I
have been a member either as a theater or as an associate for nearly 39 years. That’s
how valuable it has been to me. It’s important for us all because it gives us a
chance to get together to see films, share ideas and keep up with all the
technological changes. That’s critical for everyone’s success. I would be
honored to be on the board as we look forward to building the next 40 years.
While I have a lot of experience to
bring, I also have a unique perspective because I understand the
fundamental needs of both the theater and associate members. I operated museum
and commercial theatres for 20 years in locations from Denver to Boston to New
York. I was a consultant for 7 years, working on a wide variety of projects,
and I’ve worked on the production and distribution side for 12 years. That kind
of perspective will help when it comes time to make decisions that require
finding a balance and building a consensus and one that works for everyone.
As a board member, I will bring
undying enthusiasm to the organization and its goals. I have always enjoyed
working on GSCA projects. In the past as a board member, I created the MAC
awards and that grew out of the goal to share good marketing campaigns with
each other. I also helped to expand that into the film awards, and I also
helped lead the charge with Mike Lutz in the development of the Certified Giant
Screen Program which led to the Bigger, Bolder, Better campaign. Going forward
I would like to continue this kind of work. I would like to keep working with
the Membership Services committee on building the membership and creating marketing
programs. I am also on the Industry Development committee and recently helped
with the CEO breakfast at ASTC and look forward to following up with outreach
to new audiences.
Currently I am working on the first GSCA video blog which celebrates
the 40th anniversary of GSCA. Having interviewed lots of people, recording
stories that go back 40 years, one thing stands out. Everyone mentions the
comradery you feel and the family- like atmosphere created by the GSCA. For me,
the collaboration and friendships I have developed over these years is one
reason why I enjoy being a part of the GSCA. I hope to build on that idea of
fellowship and comradery and mentoring the next generation so that great
atmosphere continues in the future. I will bring my enthusiasm for the organization and the full
support of MacGillivray Freeman Films as a resource with me as a board member. It
will be an honor to serve on the GSCA Board.
BIG & Digital
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
As a specialist in film marketing and distribution, Tina Ratterman founded
BIG & Digital
in 2009. She has deep experience in the Giant Screen industry,
starting with an IMAX Theatre
in 1997. She has been on multiple sides
of the business, which gives her
a unique and useful perspective into the issues that face
the Giant Screen business. She has been both a film buyer and a distributor and understands the needs of the theaters
and the distributor/producers.
Ratterman’s leadership is two-fold; developing relationships with producers and working to bring
their films to the Giant Screen, and working with theater managers, marketing
directors and museum executives to match films
to meet programming and marketing goals
and support them when the films are showing.
Passion fuels Ratterman’s drive for success. She spends
her time on projects that make a positive impact on the audiences and works with producers who are often
new to the industry to bring
fresh content and forward-thinking and programming to museums.
As a member of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA)
and Board Member (2017- 2018), Ratterman has actively participated on the
Membership Committee, Professional Development
Committee and the Marketing Task Force. She was a recipient of the Big Shoe
Award in 2008 and was the Emcee for GSCA’s 2009 Marketing Achievement Awards.
As a consultant to the Kentucky Science
Center in 2010,
she was instrumental in the KSC winning the award for Best Film Launch
by Theater in 2010 for Van Gogh:
Brush with Genius. She was also
published in “The Big Frame” in Fall 2003 with the article: How to Gain More from your Media Partnerships. She
was the recipient (as Marketing Director of KSC) of the Best Film Launch by Theater for Michael Jordan to the Max for
the Kentucky Science
Center in 1998.
She has promoted
films in Museums
since 1997 as Marketing and PR Director
for the Kentucky Science Center & IMAX®
Theater (1997-2003). Ratterman moved to Distribution in 2003 as Director of
Distribution and Marketing for Giant Screen Films (2003-2009), and started BIG
& Digital in 2009.
brings over twenty-one years of film marketing experience to BIG & Digital,
a boutique distribution company
specializing in Movies
for Museums. Giant
Screen and Fulldome content currently represented by Ratterman’s company
includes In Saturn’s Rings, Touch the Stars,
Space Next, Super Science Showcase, Ningaloo: Australia’s Other Great Reef, The Secrets of
Gravity, Kaluoka’hina: the Enchanted Reef, Watermelon Magic, and
Dragons: Real Myths and Unreal Creatures.
Ratterman is a native of Louisville, Kentucky and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications
from the University of Louisville. In addition to film marketing and distribution, her career has included advertising sales,
fund-raising for national
health organizations, and
ownership of an event production company that specialized in fund-raising dinners
and outdoor festivals.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
I love the Giant Screen
Industry. I love
working for and with museums. People who work
in these industries have shared passion
for their work and audiences, and I am inspired by that on a daily basis. I love working
with colleagues on marketing campaigns
and promoting films that are fun,
fresh and new. I love
working with passionate producers who have a film and vision
for the Giant Screen. I believe in open-source and inclusiveness, change
and innovation. I welcome all fresh
ideas. I love what I do, and am excited to share my energy and passion as a
member of the Board of the GSCA.
While I respect
and value the history and past, I believe we should market
the Association to all
institutional venues/museums who install Quality
4K+ Resolution Flat
and Fulldome Theaters and focus on Content for
Museums. This is important to growth for the organization. If we
continue to base our priorities on Size or Format and not Quality
of Content for Museums, our organization will continue to lose
members and attendees to Conferences. Giant Fulldome Theaters show
our amazing content.
We should welcome
all Buyers for
Digital Flat and Dome
I believe we can increase membership and involvement through vendors and service providers to our industry who currently don’t
attend GSCA Conferences or have Trade
Show Booths. I do
and will continue to invite
and share the value of GSCA to our vendors
and encourage them to
To increase membership and value of the organization, I
believe we should actively work to secure national publicity for the
Association and members’ activities and accomplishments, and will seek
the public’s understanding of the important
role that Giant Screens play in
entertaining and educating audiences of all
I believe our industry needs
to adapt and innovate, and embrace change.
It’s happening. Giant Domes are converting to Fulldome; 15/70mm
Theaters are going
Laser; and traditional content isn’t going to keep the new tech savvy audiences
“content.” Change and smart alternative programming is.
I believe the not-too-distant future
will look different for the Giant
Screen Industry. It is all of us, distributors, producers, film buyers,
and audiences, who will create this change.
If you seek leadership with a mindset
toward innovation and the future,
with respect for the past, similar to the films I represent, please vote for me. Thank you.
Los Angeles, California, USA
Fry brings a unique background to film and television production having grown up
in the worlds of advertising and visual arts. His father worked for 35
years as successful freelance advertising photographer and his mother enjoyed a
career as an accomplished fine art photographer. From his earliest days
Christian reveled in the world of images and the stories they tell.
Christian has been producing/directing
documentaries for over 15 years. He co-wrote, produced and directed the 2012
Giant Screen/IMAX film Air Racers 3D (Pretend Entertainment/3D
Entertainment), produced the 2003 film, Deadly Sounds in the Silent World
(Winner, Best Short, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival), was one of the
producers on the 2018 release of Planet Power (N3D Land and Pascal Vuong) and
is currently is producing two new films for the
Actively involved with the GSCA, Christian is presently serving on its
Board of Directors as Secretary and also on three committees, including chairing task forces on Production and
Post-Production Workflow (P3W) and the 2016 Filmmakers Symposium. He is a PADI Master SCUBA Diver Trainer and an instrument-rated
private pilot who owns a vintage 1948 Navion and serves as the President of the Santa Monica Airport
Association, working to save their 100 year-old airport from redevelopment.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Each time I walk into one of our
Giant Screen theaters, I am left awestruck by the size and power of our
storytelling format. Our place in the entertainment landscape is unique and
after our most recent conference in Chattanooga, I have never been more excited
or optimistic about our industry’s future! Watching the quality of our stories
and the stunning images being brought to our Giant Screens today is truly
I made my first GS film back in
2009-2011 during the early days of digital capture. In doing so I developed a deep
passion for the technology of filmmaking for our format and continue to help
create tools to educate our membership and support “best practices” for Giant
Screens. Assisted by key members of our Technical Committee, we just posted a
revised version of our P3W document.
As a nine-year member of the GSCA
and an active and passionate producer in our industry, I would be honored to
continue serving our association on the Board as a production category member. If
elected, I will keep working to champion the highest standards of digital
production as a critical element of the industry and will support our
filmmakers in creating entertaining films compatible to our market, while
pushing both storytelling and technical envelopes. Thank you for your consideration!
Principal Large Format
Leigh on Mendip, England, UK
Phil is a film producer specializing in 3D
and Giant Screen IMAX documentaries (www.plf.cc).
Phil is currently dedicating his time to
raising finance for a Giant Screen documentary about the oceans, Ocean 3D, to be directed by STOMP
co-founder Luke Cresswell. Development partner, Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions
(The Ivory Game, racing Extinction, Step), have now committed to half of budget
and are proceeding to contract for this half. Phil is in active discussions
with governments, grants and corporates for the remaining half.
Throughout 2012 Phil was a consultant to
BBC Worldwide’s natural history super brand BBC Earth. In his capacity of
Director of Giant Screen and Museum Films he advised on all aspects of the
BBC’s move into the Giant Screen 3D business. At the same time Phil started
working with the BBC Natural History Unit as Stereoscopic Supervisor on the
ground breaking Hidden Kingdoms 3D, which delivered to Giant Screens in Spring
2014 as Tiny Giants 3D. Tiny Giants received the Best Immersive
award at JHWFF in 2015, a 3D documentary award from the International 3D
Society in Los Angeles in January 2015 and another in December 2015. Phil won
the inaugural 3D Guild Award in 2015 for his work as stereo supervisor on Tiny
In 2010 Phil produced Carmen in 3D
from the Royal Opera House (presented by RealD and Royal Opera House), which
played in 1500 3D cinemas worldwide in Spring 2011. In the same year Phil was
3D producer and stereographer on Meerkats 3D, produced by Oxford
Scientific Films in association with PLF, for National Geographic Channels/Sky
3D. Meerkats 3D aired on Sky 3D October 2011. Also in 2011 Phil produced
Madam Butterfly 3D from the Royal Opera House (presented by RealD and
Royal Opera House), which played in UK cinemas March 2012.
In 2009, in association with Centre Screen
Productions, Phil produced the ground breaking 3D film for the Merlin
Entertainments’ London Eye 4D Experience, now seen by over 15 million
visitors. PLF also produced the 3D film elements for the successful touring
version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Starlight Express.
His 2003 IMAX film, Bugs!, narrated
by Judi Dench, has won many awards, including the prestigious Panda Award for
Best Large Format Film at the Bristol Wildscreen Film Festival and the Best
Special Venue Program award at Jackson Hole 2009 for the Digital 25 minute
version. Bugs! was a Semi-Finalist in the Documentary Short Subject
category of the 2004 Academy Awards® Competition.
In 1997/8 Phil produced Wildfire - feel
the heat, in IMAX 2D, for Discovery Channel Pictures and in 1999 was the
Individual Producer on the ground breaking IMAX 2D drama, Legend of Loch
Lomond, for Dunbartonshire Enterprise, Scotland.
Phil is a board member of the Giant Screen
Cinema Association, a full voting member of the British Academy of Film and
Television Arts (BAFTA) and regularly chairs/produces/participates in panels,
sessions and master classes on Giant Screen and 3D.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
have been a member of GSCA since 1994 and been a board member many times over
that period. My current 2-year term is coming to an end and I wish to be
re-elected to the board in order to continue to be a part of the conversation
around most significant change that our industry has ever experienced. That is
the transition from film to digital in both the capture and presentation of our
have had the pleasure and privilege of being involved on many technical panels
and sessions over the years and will continue to speak when asked to by the
Professional Development Committee! My most recent contribution has been devising
Save Our Aspect Ratio (SOAR) with Tech Committee chair Michael Daut. I believe
passionately that at heart we are a 4 x 3 aspect ratio business and it pains me
to see so much 16 x 9 material on our wonderful giant screens; often derived
from (albeit excellent) TV shows. It all used to be so simple: 15/70 film
projected in 2D or 3D. Perfect images and lots of 3D in the 3D. It’s now a
plethora of capture systems and post production routes. How many K in my
cameras? Native twin camera 3D or conversion? How much 3D in my film? 4 x 3 for
the 3D flats or only a “Dome Version” in 4 x 3 for the domes?
complicated out there and from inside the board, I want to help new and current
filmmakers navigate these new waters as best they can; adding to the
discussions from the perspective of a technically savvy producer. Understanding
ALL the issues around current image capture and projection is a vital tool set
for all board members to have, as we move forward and make decisions that will
effect the future of our industry.
think it is important that the technical and creative aspects of making Giant
Screen films be discussed and illustrated at our conferences. From within the board structure it is my
intention to continue to influence the content of our conferences, so that
these issues are thoroughly explored and illustrated, in an effort to keep our
bar of production standards as high as possible.
any GSCA member wishes to ask me any questions about my Statement of Purpose
please don’t hesitate to email me on email@example.com - I want to be YOUR
representative on the board.
Manufacturers/Suppliers/Other Related Businesses
Senior Account Manager Entertainment, Americas
Cypress, California, USA
Doug has been cooking
up custom solutions with Christie since 2004 and has worked within the AV
integration industry since the mid 90’s. He has an extensive background in
systems integration and has worked within team environments to create some of
the most advanced visualization systems in the world. With a diverse background
in Audio Visual systems support, he’s had the opportunity to work on projects
with many Fortune 500 companies, Universities, DOD contractors, DOE National Labs,
and Giant Screen customers. He uses this
knowledge and the many relationships built over the years to help customers
create and share the world’s best visual experiences. Currently he is involved
in Christie’s push to make the digital Giant Screen experience better than ever
before. Today, he is supporting industry partners as a Sr. Account Manager
within Christie’s Entertainment group, thus allowing him to work with
Christie’s R&D and Product management teams to develop Giant Screen solutions
that will meet the needs and demands of the GSCA community.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Doug has a passion
for developing and integrating state of the art display solutions. With many
new and exciting products being introduced into the professional display
industry, he would be a great candidate for serving on the GSCA Board of
Directors as a Manufacture/ Supplier/Related Business member. Doug is keen on
building relationships and learning how he can better serve and help grow the
Giant Screen industry. He can provide guidance in the current direction of
professional display technologies and help pull together educational programs
designed to help industry patrons better understand some of the design challenges
& considerations that we face. I believe a position on the Board would
allow him to understand the unique needs of the Association and with his
determination influence effective change.
President and Co-founder
Burbank, California, US
Gordon is President and Co-founder of RPG Productions.RPG
provides production and post-production services for giant screen motion
pictures, theme park shows, and television.
has supervised post-production for over sixty giant screen projects, including
both 2D and 3D films. Clients include Walt Disney Pictures, National
Geographic, Giant Screen Films, SK Films, Destination Cinema, Discovery, and
Sony Classic Pictures,
giant screen credits include:
Back From The Brink (Post Supervisor), Dinosaurs Of Antarctica (Post Production & CGI
Supervisor); Extreme Weather 3D
(Co-Producer); Dream Big (Digital Post Supervisor); Journey To Space 3D, Co-Producer
& Visual Effects Supervisor; Titans Of The Ice Age 3D (Co-Producer & Post Supervisor); Mysteries Of China (Post Supervisor),
Living In The Age Of Airplanes (Giant
Screen Post Supervisor); Aircraft Carrier
(Post Supervisor & 3D Producer); Mysteries
Of The Unseen World (Post Supervisor). His work includes Post
Supervision for two Academy Award nominated films, Amazon and Special Effects.
length giant screen credits include:
Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, The Lion
King, and Treasure Planet;
James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge;
National Geographic’s The Wildest
Dream: The Conquest Of Everest, U2-3D
(concert film), and Studio Canal’s Fly
Me To The Moon and Around The
World In Fifty Years.
served as Coordinating Producer and Sequence Director for A&E’s series, First Flights, starring Neil
Armstrong. He also produced all video programming for NASA’s Space Center
Houston visitor center.
entertainment work includes Universal’s Spiderman:
The Ride, Terminator-2 3D, and
Poseidon’s Fury, Ferrari World’s Viaggio
in Italia, Knott’s Berry Farm’s Mystery
Lodge, and World’s Expo shows like Rainbow War (Academy Award nominee), Roboshow (film/live show), and Postcards (circlevision).
Rick has previously served on
the Board of Directors for the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA), and the
Board of Directors of the Large Format Cinema Association (LFCA).
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
that giant screen films and theaters present the greatest visual medium in the
world, and the GSCA must be dedicated to entertaining, enriching and exciting
learning experiences. As such, I care deeply about the health and growth of our
served as a Board member for both LFCA and GSCA, I have been a part of a
numerous initiatives and programs designed to help bolster our industry. I have
been active in helping to create technical presentations created by GSCA as
part of our continuing education mission. Having worked on more than 60 giant
screen films, both as a post-production supervisor and co-producer, I have
knowledge of the hopes and concerns of both filmmakers and other post
production entities, and represent them vigorously in my roll on the Board of
Having been involved with
the merger of LFCA and GSTA, I am pleased by the manner in which the GSCA has
democratized and now represents all the segments of our industry. I feel a personal
mission to keep our organization growing and building on the work of the past –
ever friendly, informative and open to new people and ideas.
Chief Quality Guru
Los Angeles, California, US
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Patricia Keighley co-founded IMAX
POST/DKP Inc., in Toronto, Canada. An
IMAX subsidiary since 1988 and based in Los Angeles, California, since 1997, Keighley,
has been directly involved in the large format post-production of more than 450
films released in IMAX theatres worldwide. Her hands-on involvement in the development
of the giant screen industry over the last four decades provides a unique perspective,
filled with groundbreaking experience in post-production and presentation
In 2008, Keighley
led the development of the IMAX digital post production workflow by adapting
long-established IMAX film post production procedures to meet evolving digital
requirements, while maintaining the brand’s highest-quality standards.
to demonstrate leadership and active participation in the GSCA and the broader
entertainment technology ecosphere, having been elected to two major industry Boards.
Keighley was instrumental in the
successful amalgamation of the two former giant screen associations that became
the Giant Screen Cinema Association. She
was elected GSCA Board Secretary for seven consecutive years. Keighley has chaired the Conference (now Event
Planning) Committee, where she remains an active participant. Following her experience on the GSCA Board,
Keighley completed UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management’s Board Director
Education and Certification program.
continues to partner with the GSCA to prepare all the digital content for the fall
Conferences and Film Expos, as well as presiding over the Films in Production
and Projects in Development sessions. The
advance work that Keighley and the IMAX team undertake, providing QC’d content
to the host theatre in a “plug-and-play” fashion and fine-tuning the systems, goes
a long way to ensure smooth rehearsals, optimized playback during the events and
the ability to keep to the event schedule.
invited to participate in the Professional Development Giant Screen 101 session
at the fall conference. She presented “Maximize
Global Distribution Potential” with a focus on digital cinema localization and
accessibility options to broaden exhibitor and filmmaker/distributor awareness
of the schedule and cost implications of providing content for global markets,
with greater accessibility.
also been elected to the Executive Committee and served four years as a
regional Governor of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
(SMPTE), following two years as Chair of the Society’s 1000+-member Hollywood
section where she was responsible for monthly educational programming and
In 2008 Patricia
Keighley received SMPTE’s Citation of Outstanding Service to the Society in
recognition of her role as Producer, and Writer of the extensively revamped Honors
and Awards Event recognizing esteemed technology thought-leaders and
practitioners from all segments of the global entertainment industry. She continues to support as an Award Committee
Chair and Engineering Excellence Award judge for their sister organization, the
Hollywood Professional Alliance.
Keighley is also
a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the American
Society of Cinematographers and their Motion Imaging Technology Council; and
the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.
a BA in Psychology (McMaster University) and a M. Ed. (University of Toronto).
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
passionately interested in serving on the GSCA Board and ask for your support
in the upcoming election. An active participant since the GSCA’s inception, I
have enthusiastically participated in all of the GSCA Conferences, Film Expos,
technical demos and symposiums. I know a great many of the members, personally,
and aware of many of the ongoing challenges facing the constituent groups – theatres,
both flat screen and Dome; film makers; producers/distributors; post production
and technology service providers.
IMAX is a
long-term supporter of the GSCA and predecessor associations. I would like to
represent IMAX on the GSCA Board and provide a conduit for healthy
I believe my decades-long,
giant screen and cinema industry experience will help the Board with strategy
and perspective in the midst of ongoing technology enhancements and changing
both an entrepreneur and a corporate citizen, I have co-founded and managed a
profitable business through many technology changes and content option enhancements.
I can identify with the daily challenges facing many GSCA members.
goals and expectations, remaining relevant for customers and delivering on a
strong value proposition are equally important for the Giant Screen Cinema
Association itself, as well as individual members and I commit to working with
the other Board members to fortify the GSCA, sharing my experience,
problem-solving and relationship building skills.
The GSCA is the
only broad source of current and historical giant screen information, having
the potential to grow by reaching out to new membership groups on our
periphery, encouraging and nurturing new members as they engage, where sharing
experiences and learning from each other mutually benefit a deeper
understanding of the content and delivery method preferences of today’s
I am committed
to keeping the GSCA vibrant and relevant through my continuing participation in
several cinema industry associations. Conversations and collaboration with
colleagues around the world, interactions with influencers exploring emerging
technologies and leading trends that impact the giant screen business helps me
to maintain a curiosity and awareness of how incorporating new techniques with
more traditional giant screen practices can augment the on-screen experience.
years as a GSCA Board member, I completed the intensive Directors Education and
Certification program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. I believe this professional
training, focused on the current responsibilities of not-for-profit and
for-profit Board directors and officers, will be a valuable asset to the GSCA
I would like to
rejoin the GSCA Board and share my expertise to help maintain relevancy in the face
of the giant screen industry’s challenges to profitably sustain and attract new
I welcome the chance
to strengthen relationships with all GSCA members and to build on the valuable
groundwork of the past many years, with your support.
out to me at any time with your suggestions and comments. I look forward to the
opportunity to represent each of you by serving on the GSCA Board.