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Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) announces Board election results

Jeffrey Kirsch

GSCA, the Giant Screen Cinema Association, has announced the results of its 2012 board of directors election.The following candidates will join the board for a two-year term beginning on January 1, 2012.

Representing Institutional Theaters:

  • Steve Bishop, Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
  • Jeffrey Kirsch, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
  • Michele Canto, Canadian Museum of Civilization
  • Tim Hazlehurst, Marbles Kids Museum


Representing Commercial Theaters:

  • Gil Perez, Destination Cinema
  • Laurent Dondey, La Géode


Representing Distributors:

  • Bob Harman, MacGillivray Freeman Films
  • Don Kempf, Giant Screen Films


Representing Manufacturers/Suppliers/Other Related Businesses:

  • Paul Fraser, Blaze Digital Cinema Works


Representing Producers:

  • Lisa Truitt, National Geographic Cinema Ventures
  • Shaun MacGillivray, MacGillivray Freeman Films 

Representing Euromax:

  • Dennis Laws will represent Euromax in an ex-officio board position


They will join the following board members, who still have one year left on their board term:

  • Mark Bretherton, World’s Biggest Screens
  • Charlotte Brohi, Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Daniel Ferguson, Cosmic Picture
  • Jackie Mollet, Saint Louis Science Center
  • Glenn Newland, Technicolor
  • Mary Nucci, Rutgers University
  • Berend Reijnhoudt, Omniversum
  • Glenn Shaver, Ontario Science Centre
  • John Wickstrom, National Geographic and Museum of Science and Industry
  • Andy Wood, Giant Screen Films


The 2012 board of directors will meet via conference call on December 14 to elect officers and approving the 2012 budget.

The following outgoing board members completed their terms in 2011 and per term limits specified in the GSCA bylaws were not eligible for re-election:

  • Rick Gordon, RPG Productions
  • Mark Katz, National Geographic Cinema Ventures
  • Patricia Keighley, DKP 70MM Inc.
  • Greg MacGillivray, MacGillivray Freeman Films
  • Toby Mensforth, Mensforth and Associates
  • Gordon Stalans, Tennessee Aquarium
  • Dick Vaughan, National Media Museum (Euromax ex-officio representative)
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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