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August 6, 2019—Jackson Wild has announced the finalists in its 2019 Media Awards, and three giant screen releases are included in the list. Backyard Wilderness,
Rainforest, and Superpower Dogs are all finalists for the Best Engaging Youth
Film, and Backyard Wilderness is also up for Best Ecosystem Film. This year's submissions for the Jackson Wild Media Awards included over 1,000 entries competing for more than 30 awards. Winners will be
announced on September 26 at the Jackson Wild Summit. See a list of all the finalists at Jacksonwild.org.
August 2, 2019—The Saint Louis Science Center’s OMNIMAX Theater will close July 29-late November to undertake
its largest renovation since it was built in 1991, converting the film
projection system to IMAX’s next-generation laser technology designed
for 180-degree domed theater environments – IMAX® with Laser. Read the full article from InPark Magazine here.
August 1, 2019—
The “Science and Technology Section” of the 9th Beijing International
Film Festival & CSTM Popular Science Film Panorama was successfully
concluded on May 5, 2019, after the completion of the Film Panorama, popular
science activities, awards selections, exhibition exchanges, and academic forum.
The Festival provided a perfect interpretation of the theme “Film makes science
and technology more wonderful.”
July 16, 2019—To honor the historic Apollo 11 moon landing of July 20, 1969, a special “Filming Man in Space” issue of American Cinematographer
detailed the extensive photographic work done to document the complex project in still photos and motion pictures. This special collection features an introduction written by award-winning and celebrated cinematographer James L. Neihouse, who has worked closely with NASA and the astronauts to film the IMAX space documentaries. Read the full article in American Cinematographer here.
July 15, 2019—It is with heavy hearts that the Naval Aviation Museum
Foundation in Pensacola, Florida, announces the passing of their good
friend and colleague, Mike Moodispaugh. Mike was a 22-year veteran in the industry, hired as an IMAX projectionist at just 19 years old in 1997. He later became the Chief Projectionist and eventually was promoted to
Technical Operations Manager. Mike and his staff won the IMAX Best Booth
Award presented at the 2011 GSCA International Conference and Trade
Show in Austin, Texas.
July 9, 2019—With deep sadness we share the news that Abdullah Alshtail,
Theater Manager at The Scientific Center of Kuwait (TSCK), died on June 11,
2019, after his battle with cancer. He was 39 years old and is survived by his wife
and four children.
June 17, 2019—The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce the locations and dates for its 2020 events. The
GSCA Film Expo will take place in Los Angeles on March 9-10, 2020. The
AMC CityWalk IMAX Theatre and Universal City Hilton will host, as they
did for the GSCA Film Expo 2019. The 2020 GSCA International Conference and Trade Show will be held in
Chicago, Illinois, on September 22-24, 2020. On September 25, GSCA will
host a symposium, which will focus on strategies for theater
sustainability and success. The Navy Pier IMAX Theatre will host
flat-screen presentations, and the Museum of Science and Industry Giant
Dome Theater will host presentations
on the dome screen.
June 10, 2019—Canada’s leading production, distribution and
digital company Sinking Ship Entertainment (SSE) is thrilled to announce its
expansion into museum and institutional sales. Joining the team is industry
expert Jennifer Lee Hackett, who will lead the sale of Dino Dana: The Movie
and its companion AR and VR experiences to museums, science centres and the
attraction market. Jennifer will be at the Giant Screen Cinema
Association Conference in September 2019, where Dino Dana: The Movie will
preview to the museum industry.
2019—BBC Studios are excited to
announce that SK Films has been appointed as the theatrical distributor for Antarctica:
Into the Unknown, BBC Earth’s next IMAX®/giant screen
film produced by the world-renowned BBC Studios Natural History Unit. SK Films
will distribute Antarctica in all formats.