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March 30, 2021–IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced that
Bradley Wechsler has notified the Company he will step down as Chairman
of the Board of IMAX at the Company's annual shareholders meeting (AGM)
on June 9, 2021, after nearly 30 years of service to the Company. IMAX's
Board of Directors will select a new Chairman to be announced shortly
after the Company's AGM. Mr. Wechsler has been Chairman or Co-Chairman
of IMAX's board since 1994 when he and Richard L. Gelfond acquired the
Company. Mr. Wechsler and Mr. Gelfond served as Co-Chief Executive
Officers from 1996 to 2009 when Mr. Gelfond took on the role of sole
March 2, 2021—Asteroid Hunters
, produced by IMAX Entertainment and Huahuang Pictures,
has been nominated by the Visual Effects Society for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project. The awards program will stream on April 6. Click here for a full list of the VES nominees
February 19, 2021—In the wake of China's historic $1.2 billion box-office week, The Hollywood Reporter spoke with IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond about IMAX's booming business in the country and why he's "100 percent" confident that U.S. moviegoers will rush back to the multiplex in the same way. Read the full article in The Hollywood Reporter here
September 17, 2020—LOS ANGELES, CA–IMAX Corporation unveiled today the
“Filmed In IMAX” program, a new partnership with the world’s leading
camera manufacturers to meet filmmaker demand for The IMAX Experience®.
Through the program, IMAX will certify high-end, best-in-class digital
cameras with leading brands including ARRI, Panavision, RED Digital
Cinema and Sony to work in the IMAX® format when paired with its
proprietary post-production process. Top Gun: Maverick
, shot with Sony’s VENICE, and Dune
, shot with the ARRI ALEXA LF, will be among the first releases certified as “Filmed in IMAX” through the new program.
August 17, 2020 —The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce that IMAX Corporation will continue its long history of supporting GSCA and the giant screen industry at the highest level as a partner sponsor this year at the GSCA Virtual 2020: Imagine, Engage, Energize. Virtual 2020 will be held September 22–24.
July 15, 2020—IMAX is getting ready for a post-pandemic cinematic boom. In an interview with Forbes
, Bruce Markoe, head of post-production at IMAX, said that his department is now operating at nearly pre-pandemic levels, and in July will be working to prepare nearly 200 versions of its movies.
June 18, 2020—Today, IMAX Corporation
announced that several titles from its celebrated catalog of critically
acclaimed, eye-opening documentary films will be available to stream
exclusively on Hulu in the U.S. beginning this summer, kicking off with A Beautiful Planet
and more. In total, at least 16 IMAX® documentaries will roll out on
Hulu over the next several weeks and months, with over four decades of
the most powerful and daring explorations humankind has ever embarked
upon becoming available for subscribers and their families.
May 26, 2020—IMAX invites you to join in cheering on the launch of
the Crew Dragon and docking with the International Space Station.
Celebrate the return to human spaceflight with Astronaut Terry Virts (A
Beautiful Planet) and Producer/Director Todd Douglas Miller (Apollo 11)
along with David Keighley, IMAX friends and filmmakers on May 27 and 28.
May 7, 2020—From The Verge.com: Movie theaters across the country are closed, but some drive-ins are seeing a resurgence in the wake of social distancing practices. Now, Tribeca Enterprises (the company behind the Tribeca Film Festival), IMAX, and AT&T are partnering to bring a summer movie series to as many drive-in theaters as possible in the US. The series will use IMAX’s digital remastering process to enhance both the image and sound quality of the films that play in drive-in theaters. Read the full article here.
January 20, 2020—London's Science Museum is adding the IMAX with Laser system alongside its IMAX 17/50 film projector, making it one of only two screens in Europe to feature digital and analogue cinema side by side. The museum's IMAX theatre will close for renovations on February 2, 2020, and reopen this summer. Read the full press release here.