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October 19, 2021—IMAX Corporation has appointed John Turner as its head of documentaries. In his new role, Turner will oversee development of all documentary films and non-fiction content for the IMAX global network, and will report directly to Megan Colligan, the company’s president. Turner will also oversee IMAX’s five-picture agreement with Imagine Documentaries beginning with Mars 2080
, a documentary about a colony on Mars set 60 years in the future.
November 22, 2017—IMAX Corp. has
awarded $5,000 grants each to five U.S. high school film programs as part of
its broader effort to educate students about key environmental and societal
issues impacting the world and to inspire them to become advocates for change
through filmmaking. Each student film program has been challenged to create
inspiring documentaries to further IMAX's commitment to drive awareness of the
global issues outlined in the United Nations' Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs).