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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.
November 4, 2022—Greg MacGillivray has led a life like no other, and for the first time, he’s telling his story. MacGillivray Freeman Films and Earth Aware Editions are proud to announce the publication of Greg MacGillivray’s illustrated memoir, Five-Hundred Summer Stories (Earth Aware Editions/Simon & Schuster; Nov. 15, 2022), a fascinating account of MacGillivray’s journey as an artist, a self-made filmmaker and an entrepreneur at the head of MacGillivray Freeman Films, the most successful documentary production company in history—and the first to reach the benchmark of $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales.
October 28, 2022—Historic Hotels of America has named Greg MacGillivray of MacGillivray Freeman Films recipient of its 2022 Historian of the Year Award. This award is presented to an individual for making a unique contribution in the research and presentation of history and whose work has encouraged a wide discussion and greater understanding of the history and the diverse heritages and cultures of our nation and the world. The award will be presented at the 2022 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence Ceremony and Gala at the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa in Point Clear, Alabama, on November 17.
May 10, 2018—"IMAX, The Big Picture" was the subject on the latest edition of Westdoc Online, a new series all about documentary production. The conversation featured giant screen filmmakers Greg MacGillivray, Stephen Low, Sean Philips, and Mark Krenzien. Click here to watch the episode at WestDocOnline.com.
March 28, 2018—New York Festivals Television & Film Awards will honor Greg MacGillivray, chairman/director of MacGillivray Freeman Films, with the 8th annual New York Festivals® Lifetime Achievement Award. MacGillivray’s award-winning creative career will be honored at the New York Festivals Television & Film Awards gala on Tuesday, April 10, at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas. Read the full article from Shoot Online here.
January 24, 2017—Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges lends his voice to narrate Dream Big: Engineering Our World, a new MacGillivray Freeman 3D film for IMAX and giant screen theaters opening globally beginning February 17, 2017. Directed by two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray, and produced in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation, Dream Big is a first of its kind film that will transform how we think about engineering.