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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.
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.
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.