June 16, 2016—The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is thrilled to announce that IMAX Corporation has generously signed on as a partner-level sponsor, the highest level of support, for the GSCA 2016 International Conference and Trade Show in Toronto on October 4-7.
IMAX’s contribution will support the conference’s opening reception and the GSCA Achievement Awards, both to be held at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York Hotel the evening of October 4. During the ceremony, GSCA will present awards for giant screen filmmaking, marketing, and education, while IMAX will present awards for projection excellence and induct a classic film into the IMAX Hall of Fame. IMAX’s Technical Services and IMAX Post/DKP teams will also provide assistance for screenings in IMAX digital laser projection at the Cineplex Scotiabank IMAX Theatre and 15 perf/70mm film at the Ontario Science Centre Omnimax Theatre throughout the conference.
“IMAX has been such a valued and reliable partner,” says GSCA Executive Director Tammy Seldon. “Financial support is only part of their contribution. The IMAX team, particularly David and Patricia Keighley and everyone at IMAX Post/DKP, works tirelessly to help us coordinate screenings of new films and films in the pipeline to ensure producers’ work is projected flawlessly and the conference runs smoothly and efficiently. We appreciate their continued partnership.”
“We really enjoy celebrating the industry and paying tribute to the many people who have dedicated their lives to it,” says Mike Lutz, IMAX Vice President of Institutional Sales and Client Services. “The Achievement Awards evening always reminds us of how special the craft is and how much potential there is in its future.”
The GSCA International Conference and Trade Show is the largest gathering of educational giant screen and immersive cinema professionals. The 2016 event will be held on October 4-7 at the Cineplex Scotiabank IMAX Theatre in Toronto and will feature new films, films in production, projects in development, professional development sessions, a technical session, trade show, and the GSCA Achievement Awards. On October 6, the Ontario Science Centre will host screenings of new film presentations on the IMAX 15-perf/70mm system in the Shoppers Drugmart Omnimax dome theater. Conference registration and other event details are available at http://www.giantscreencinema.com.
About GSCA
The Giant Screen Cinema Association's mission is to facilitate communication, information sharing, and the development of best practices to support the production and exhibition of original, high-quality, educational, and entertaining giant screen cinema experiences. GSCA's membership includes more than 260 organizations in nearly 30 countries. Member organizations include giant screen filmmakers, distributors, theaters, suppliers, manufacturers, and students from around the world. Visit www.giantscreencinema.com for further information. Connect with GSCA on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/giantscreencinema) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/gsca). Questions about the GSCA or the conference should be directed to Tammy Seldon at tammy@giantscreencinema.com.
About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you've never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX's network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.
IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of Mar. 31, 2016, there were 1,066 IMAX theatres (952 commercial multiplexes, 17 commercial destinations and 97 institutions) in 68 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”
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