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February 19, 2019—We are heartbroken to share
the news that Toni Myers passed away on Monday, February 18. A true pioneer and a visionary
filmmaker, Toni had been involved in the giant screen cinema industry since its
very beginning as editor, writer, producer, and director. Her astonishing,
multiple award-winning filmography shows remarkable breadth and includes A
Beautiful Planet (2016), Hubble 3D (2010), Under the Sea (2009), Deep Sea (2006), Space Station 3D (2002), Mission to Mir (1996), L5: First City in Space (1996), Destiny in Space (1994), Journey to the Planets (1993), Rolling Stones: At the Max (1991), Blue Planet (1990), The Dream Is Alive (1985), Hail Columbia! (1982), Nomads of the Deep (1979), Ocean (1977), and North
of Superior (1971), one of
the very first films made in the IMAX format.
February 13, 2019—On January 30, the
Advanced Imaging Society held its tenth annual Lumiere Awards ceremony at the
Steven J. Ross Theater on the Warner Bros. studio lot. Pascal Vuong
(co-director and producer of Planet
Power) stepped on the stage to receive the award for Best 3D
Documentary–International in company of US producer Christian Fry.
February 13, 2019—Giant Screen Films (GSF) has announced that Christine Tasto and Allison Hirata of CT & Co.,
have come on board to support the marketing efforts for GSF’s two upcoming
. Christine and Allison have extensive experience
in film marketing in the giant screen industry.
February 11, 2019—Visionary and beloved filmmaker Toni Myers has been awarded the Order of Canada, one of Canada's highest honors, and the NASA Exceptional Public Achievement Award, given for contributions to further the mission of the U.S. space program. Toni's films have moved and inspired millions and taken us on so many remarkable journeys.
February 5, 2019—Evans & Sutherland (E&S),
provider of Digistar, the world’s leading digital planetarium system, has
acquired 10 of the new Christie® D4K40-RGB RealLaser™ projectors
for its Dome Demonstration Center and for installation in the U.S. Space &
Rocket Center (USSRC) planetarium in Huntsville, Alabama.
January 31, 2019—SK
Films is thrilled to announce that Volcanoes:
The Fires of Creation
won Best 3D Documentary at the highly prestigious Advanced
Imaging Society’s Lumière Awards presentation
last night in Los Angeles. The Lumière Awards recognize
outstanding international achievement in the creation of immersive storytelling
using advanced visual technologies. Volcanoes
is an SK Films release of a Digital Crossing Films
production, in association with the Giant Dome Theater Consortium.
January 29, 2019—BIG & Digital announced today they are the official
distributor of Expedition Chesapeake, A Journey of Discovery, a
stunning film produced by Whitaker Center Productions in association with VIA
Studios Global. The world premiere, with special guest and three-time Emmy Award
winning expedition leader Jeff Corwin, will take place March 20, 2019, in
Select Medical Digital Cinema at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
January 29, 2019—The IMAX theater at the Minnesota Zoo closed its doors on January 27. The announcement was sent to zoo members and was confirmed by zoo representatives, though no reason for the decision was given. Read the full article from TwinCities.com here.
January 25, 2019—IMAX Corporation
(NYSE:IMAX), Cosmic Picture and presenting sponsor Mars Petcare announced today
that Chris Evans (Captain America: The First Avenger
will be narrating the upcoming IMAX documentary, Superpower Dogs
, set to
release in IMAX® and giant screen theatres beginning March 15. The official Superpower
, featuring Chris Evans, was also debuted today. From the
filmmakers behind the acclaimed documentaries Jerusalem
to Mecca, Superpower Dog
s takes audiences on an immersive
IMAX® adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and
extraordinary bravery of some of the world's most amazing dogs.
January 24, 2019—The 9th Beijing International
Film Festival (BJIFF) will be held in Beijing from April 13th to 20th,
2019. As the host unit for “Science & Technology Section” authorized by the
Beijing International Film Festival Organizing Committee, China Science and
Technology Museum warmly invites you to submit special-effect
films (dome films, giant screen films, and 4D films) to show in the “Science
& Technology Section” of The 9th Beijing International Film