IMERSA Summit 2019
The association of Immersive Media, Entertainment, Research, Science, and Art held its 10th Summit in Columbus, OH, Feb. 2-3. We report on the highlights.
In Memoriam: Toni Myers
On Feb. 18, veteran filmmaker Toni Myers died at her home in Toronto. In a career that spanned six decades, she worked on 19 giant-screen films, including some of the most popular and acclaimed titles ever.
We review her amazing career and achievements, and include thoughts and remembrances from 25 of her colleagues and friends.
The Biz: Headlines
- U.S. Space & Rocket Center drops IMAX film for Evans & Sutherland laser system
- IMAX theater at Minnesota Zoo closes suddenly
- Imax Corporation reports 2018 Q4 and FY profits
- BIG & Digital to distribute Expedition Chesapeake
- Giant Screen Films announces marketing partnership with CT & Co.
- Sony enters Premium Large Format arena with dual laser system
- Fulldome provider Sciss files for bankruptcy
- J.L. Pomeroy leaves Imax Corp.; Denny Tu is new CMO
- GOTO names Mark Webb to U.S. sales position
- Science Museum of Minnesota to install IMAX dome laser system
- Apollo 11 opens first in IMAX; GS version opens in May
- Volcanoes, Planet Power win AIS Lumiere Awards
- Christopher Nolan‘s next film, Tenet, shot in 15/70, due in July 2020
- Billionaire Dan Snyder puts IMAX theater in $100M superyacht
- In production: 29 giant-screen films with credits and production updates
- January 2019 bookings: 628 bookings of 93 films in 153 theaters