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October 17, 2018—IMAX Corp. has announced the appointment of Megan
Colligan to President, IMAX Entertainment and Executive Vice
President, IMAX Corporation. Reporting to Rich Gelfond, CEO of IMAX
Corp., Colligan's appointment will be effective February 19, 2019,
immediately following a consulting period. The Company and Greg Foster also announced that,
as has been anticipated, Foster will exit from his role as CEO, IMAX
Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp., when
his current contract concludes at the end of the year.
Thomas Wyss Joins Destination Cinema to Relaunch Film Distribution
October 16, 2018—Bob Perkins, President and CEO of Destination
Cinema, Inc. (DCI), is pleased to announce that Thomas Wyss has joined the team
as an advisor. Wyss, a giant screen industry veteran, will be guiding the
distribution of the company’s existing library of films and advising on new
October 16, 2018—Lynn
McCroskey, founder of Sonics, the company that originated the IMAX sound system
and manufactured the audio hardware for IMAX theaters worldwide, passed away on
September 22 in Birmingham, Alabama. His dear friend and colleague Alvis Wales
delivered the following memorial at the McWane Science Center in Birmingham during
GSCA’s Dome Day presentation on September 24. Our sincere condolences to
Lynn’s family, friends, and colleagues.
September 29, 2018—Giant screen and 3D film production company nWave Pictures
has entered into a partnership with the MZM production group and Belga
Films to expand nWave’s brand and market reach. As part of the deal, MZM
and Belga have purchased a majority stake in nWave.
September 22, 2018—The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2018 Achievement Awards, which recognize excellence in giant screen filmmaking, marketing, and lifelong learning. The awards were announced the evening of Friday, September 21, at the GSCA 2018 International Conference and Trade Show in Chattanooga, Tennessee, during a ceremony held at the Westin hotel. IMAX Corporation, sponsor of the awards gala, presented the IMAX Maximum Image Awards during the ceremony as well.
September 18, 2018—Tandem Stills + Motion and Giant Screen Films are pleased to present the industry premiere screening of Hidden Pacific on September 23, 2018, at the upcoming 2018 GSCA Conference in Chattanooga. The film will launch globally in museum, zoo, aquarium, giant screen, and IMAX® cinemas in April 2019, to coincide with Earth Day weekend.
September 16, 2018—Achtel
Pty Limited (www.achtel.com)
announces the industry's first 8K, 48 Megapixel, 4:3 aspect ratio, large format
digital cinema camera system. The system is specifically designed for IMAX and
giant screen cinema films striving to achieve the highest image quality and
immersive visual experience.
September 16, 2018—nWave Pictures has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to Feathered Dinosaurs, a giant screen 3D documentary film produced by Saint Thomas Productions. With its production freshly started, the 40-minute film will be released in 2020.
September 11, 2018–The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce Evans & Sutherland and Christie will demonstrate a technical preview of a new digital dome RGB laser system at GSCA’s Dome Day event on September 24, 2018, at McWane Science Center in Birmingham, Alabama.
August 28, 2108—The Giant Screen Cinema
Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce that Toni Myers and Jonathan Barker
have been named recipients of the GSCA 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award. A visionary and pioneering
filmmaker, Toni Myers has graced the giant screen cinema industry since its
beginning as editor, writer, producer, director, and even sometimes narrator.
Jonathan Barker was a world leader in 3D film production and
distribution, specializing in IMAX®/giant screen films that combine human drama
and natural history discoveries. Both awards will be
presented during the GSCA Achievement Awards on Friday, September 21, at the
Westin Chattanooga as part of the annual GSCA International Conference and