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September 27, 2023—Mike Day, founder and publisher of The Big Frame magazine, a former president of the GSCA, and longtime director of the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Omnitheater, spent four decades producing movies in IMAX®, the world’s largest film format—work that took him to extraordinary locations across the globe. Now Day adds a new title to his resume—author—as The World Has a Big Backyard, an unforgettable travel memoir, is out in print and e-book format.
September 20, 2023—The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2023 Achievement Awards, recognizing excellence in the giant screen industry. The awards were presented the evening of Tuesday, September 19, at the GSCA 2023 International Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, during a ceremony held at the IMAX Theater at the Indiana State Museum.
September 13, 2023—The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is excited to announce it is partnering with Morey Group to conduct extensive audience research to better understand current and potential viewers of giant screen films. The purpose of the research is to identify ways in which giant screen theaters can maximize their market potential; forecast market demand; understand consumer behavior, impressions, motivations, and barriers; track behavior and impression trends; and provide audience information that can be used to build partnerships and attract sponsors and/or investors for all GSCA members. The research will be conducted in October of this year with a full report delivered in December.
September 1, 2023—Congratulations to Alan Williams of Silverscreen Music on his nomination for Best Documentary Score for the film Serengeti at the Crystal Pine Awards International Sound and Music Festival, one of the most important sound and film music festivals in the world. A record number of 1,704 films entered the festival competition this year. The winners will be announced at the ceremony on October 14 in Samobor, Croatia.
August 28, 2023—Composer Bruce Zimmerman announces the release of the original music soundtracks he composed for two IMAX films, the award-winning cave-diving adventure Ancient Caves, narrated by Bryan Cranston, and Astronaut: Ocean to Orbit, a look at NASA astronauts training for space underwater. Both films were produced by Oceanic Research Group, directed by Jonathan Bird, and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films.
August 4, 2023—GSCA is thrilled to announce that Greg MacGillivray, Patricia Keighley, and David Keighley have been named recipients of the GSCA 2023 Outstanding Achievement Award. Honorees are nominated by GSCA members and selected by the GSCA Executive Committee based on contributions of lasting impact which best advance the giant screen industry, enhance the immersive cinema experience, promote lifelong learning, and inspire audiences as well as the industry. The awards will be presented during the GSCA Achievement Awards on Tuesday, September 19, at the IMAX Theater at the Indiana State Museum as part of the annual GSCA International Conference.
July 26, 2023—The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Regina Faden, Ph.D. as the Museum’s new President. Dr. Faden succeeds Orlando Carvalho, who has served as the Museum’s Interim President since April 2022.
July 25, 2023—IMAX Corporation exploded to one of the Company's biggest weekends ever at the global box office on the strength of Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer, delivering a massive $35 million debut on only 740 screens worldwide. The stunning figure represented IMAX's biggest share ever of a film's global opening weekend box office with 20% of total receipts. Shot with IMAX Film Cameras, Universal Pictures' Oppenheimer set several IMAX records at launch. A GSCA special shout out to the theaters running 15/70 prints!
July 24, 2023—Cosm today announced its partnership with Planetary Collective, the creators of award-winning space films Overview and Planetary. They will release Orbital, a new space exploration “Shared Reality” experience driven by Cosm’s state-of-the-art CX System that seamlessly bridges the virtual and physical worlds. This production will additionally be distributed across Cosm’s global network of planetariums as part of its Fulldome Premium Media Program.
July 24, 2023—Keith Sanford, Tennessee Aquarium president and CEO, announced several promotions and organizational changes as the nonprofit organization plans for the future. “We have begun a new strategic planning process to carry the Aquarium 10 or more years into the future. Succession planning is one of our priorities within this roadmap to the future,” Sanford says. “These promotions and organizational changes will help ensure our continued growth and success."