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May 19, 2022—IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) and Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ:DLPN) have entered into a multi-year agreement to jointly finance the development and production of a slate of feature-length documentaries for the global market. The first project greenlit by the partners is The Blue Angels, developed and co-produced by Bad Robot Productions and Zipper Bros Films. The Blue Angels is in production and is expected to hit IMAX theaters in 2023.
May 12, 2022—Summer Game Fest 2022 has secured a distribution deal with IMAX to stream the event live from Los Angeles in select IMAX theaters on June 9. "We are thrilled to be a part of these rapidly growing events," said Megan Colligan, president of IIMAX Entertainment and EVP of IMAX Corp. "The two video game events are a part of IMAX's continued efforts to diversify its content portfolio with more live and interactive events and we are looking forward to being a part of them for years to come." Read the full TechSpot
article on Summer Game Fest here.
March 17, 2022—IMAX has started to develop a new fleet of cameras, hoping to meet and built growing demand for its technology among filmmakers. In cooperation with Kodak, Panavision and FotoKem, IMAX will make and deploy at least four new, state-of-the-art film cameras over the next two years—growing its existing group of film cameras by 50%—with plans to put the first new device into use by late 2023.
February 23, 2022—IMAX closed out the 4th quarter of 2021 with $277 million in grosses–its best 4th quarter tally since 2017. Global box office for the full year in 2021 was $638 million, up 146% over 2020.
February 2, 2022—Discovery Place Science, the leading hub for science
learning in the Carolinas, announced today that it has replaced its IMAX
film projection system with IMAX’s next-generation laser technology
designed for 180-degree domed theatre environments thanks to a
partnership with Accenture. The theatre has been closed since March of
2020 and undergone extensive renovations, including installing IMAX’s
groundbreaking technology as well as new seats, carpet, speaker system
and air filtration. Discovery Place Science will welcome audiences back
to the upgraded Accenture IMAX® Dome Theatre on February 11 with the
release of The Beatles: Get Back – The Rooftop Concert
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.
October 19, 2021—The largest IMAX screen in the world to opened to the
public on September 30 at the Traumpalast Multiplex in Leonberg,
Germany. Measuring 21.03 meters (68.99 feet) high and 38.16 (125.19
feet) meters wide–wider than a Boeing 737 airliner–the record-breaking
screen kicked off with the premiere of the latest James Bond entry No Time to Die
, featuring select sequences shot with IMAX film cameras.
October 5, 2021—IMAX Corporation has announced that the highly anticipated documentary The Last Glaciers
from award-winning filmmaker Craig Leeson and producer Malcolm Wood,
will hit select IMAX screens on March 22, 2022, immersing viewers in the
cause and effects of climate change over an epic four-year stretch
across Antarctica, the Himalaya, Alps, Andes and more.
May 14, 2021—Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has unveiled
the honorees for
its first HPA League Honors, which recognize diverse members of the
media and entertainment community who shine as examples of
accomplishment, innovation and leadership. Among the honorees is GSCA
board of directors member Patricia Keighley, Chief Quality Guru at IMAX
Corporation, who will receive The Rainmaker Award. The award recognizes a
leader who has deployed intelligent tactics & ensured their
company or organization achieved its sales goals and revenue targets and
honors excellence in financial performance and business
May 10, 2021—It is with profound sadness we share that IMAX co-founder and iconic
filmmaker Ivan Graeme Ferguson, 91, died from cancer on May 8, 2021, at
Norway Point, his home at Lake of Bays, Ontario, just eight weeks after the death of his beloved wife, Phyllis.
His final days of palliative care at home were overseen by his
daughter, Allison. His son, Munro, and his grandchildren played an
important part in Graeme’s last weeks, which ended surrounded by love,
so peacefully, after an extraordinary life. A private cremation will
take place locally, and Graeme and Phyllis will be interred at St.
Andrew’s Catholic Cemetery in Thunder Bay at a later date.