President & CEO of SK Films
Jonathan Barker is known for the IMAX hit Flight of the Butterflies 3D and Amazon Adventure as well as the Oscar-shortlisted IMAX film Bugs!
Board Member, Giant Screen Cinema Association
Diane Carlson works to improve communication, information sharing, and practices in the production and exhibition of giant screen films.
President/CEO Museum of Discovery and Science
Kim Cavendish is a Board member and past Chair of the Giant Screen Cinema Association and has led science centers for over 3 decades.
Howard and Michele Hall
Producers and Cinematographers
Howard and Michele Hall are the artists behind a long list of IMAX natural history films including Into the Deep, Deep Sea 3D, Under the Sea, Island of Sharks, Coral Reef Adventure, Journey into Amazing Caves, and The Living Sea.
CEO of The Stephen Low Company
Stephen Low directed Beavers, Rocky Mountain Express, Volcanoes of the Deep Sea, The Ultimate Wave Tahiti.
CEO of K2 Communications
Bob Kresser is the CEO of K2 Communications, which operates as an IMAX format film studio, handling funding, production oversight, distribution and marketing for IMAX format theatrical releases, as well as an extensive list of ancillary media.
President of K2 Communications
Mark Kresser has spearheaded the theatrical and subsequent non-theatrical launches of four K2 releases and led K2’s pioneering effort to broaden the distribution of IMAX-format films to non-theatrical media.
Director & Co-Founder of MacGillivray Freeman Films
Greg MacGillivray directed over 30 Giant Screen films, including National Parks Adventure, Everest, Alps, Coral Reef Adventure, and Dolphins.
Steve McNicholas and Luke Cresswell
Filmmakers and Percussionists
Steve McNicholas and Luke Cresswell are the creators of The Last Reef, Sharks, Wild Ocean, and Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey.
Film Editor, Producer, Writer, & Director
Toni Myers is known for IMAX films about the ocean (Under the Sea and Deep Sea 3D) and space (The Dream is Alive, Space Station 3D, more recently Hubble and A Beautiful Planet.)
Professor of Film and Media Arts
Chris Palmer is a a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts at American University, as well as a speaker, author, and environmental and wildlife film producer.
Co-Founder, Cosmic Picture
Dominic Cunningham-Reid is the producer of Jerusalem, Journey to Mecca, Superpower Dogs, and Einstein’s Incredible Universe
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Secretary David Skorton
The Smithsonian Castle
PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
or Dr. Kirk Johnson, Director of the National Museum of Natural History, to:
Dr. Kirk Johnson
Office of the Director
National Museum of Natural History
MRC 106, P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
or Mary Sue Englund, Smithsonian oversight and director of administration and operations for the Committee on House Administration, to:
Mary Sue Englund
Committee on House Administration
309 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
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