Lake Anna, VA, USA (December 19, 2012) — The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) 2013 board of directors has elected officers, Executive and Governance Committee members, as well as committee chairs and co-chairs.
GSCA’s bylaws require the Executive Committee to be made up of the four officers, plus three other individuals representing specific segments of the industry. In addition to officers Kim Cavendish, Glenn Shaver, Berend Reijnhoudt, and Don Kempf, the Executive Committee will include Mark Katz (National Geographic Cinema Ventures) representing production/distribution, and Toby Mensforth (Mensforth and Associates) representing manufacturers/suppliers/other related businesses. Michele Canto (Canadian Museum of Civilization) will continue to represent institutional and commercial theaters in the remaining year of her two-year term.
GSCA’s bylaws also require the board to appoint a Governance Committee. New members of this committee include Gordon Stalans (Tennessee Aquarium), who will chair the committee, and Jonathan Barker (SK Films). Laurent Dondey (La Geode), Paul Fraser (Blaze Digital Cinema Works), Jeffrey Kirsch (Reuben H. Fleet Science Center), and Mike Lutz (IMAX Corporation) will continue their roles on this committee.
Per GSCA’s bylaws, committees must have at least one co-chair who is a board member. Committee chairs, co-chairs, and staff liaison are as follows. Technical Committee: Co-chairs Tim Hazlehurst (Marbles Kids Museum) and Rick Gordon (RPG Productions), with Tammy Thurmon as staff liaison. Marketing and Member Services Committee: Chair Mike Lutz (IMAX Corporation), with Kelly Germain as staff liaison. Conference Committee: Co-chairs Glenn Shaver (Ontario Science Center) and GSCA Executive Director Tammy Thurmon. Lifelong Learning Committee: Co-chairs Shaun MacGillivray (MacGillivray Freeman Films) and Mary Nucci (Rutgers University), with Kelly Germain as staff liaison. Professional Development Committee: Co-chairs Paul Fraser (Blaze Digital Cinema Works) and Daniel Ferguson (Cosmic Picture), with Tammy Thurmon as staff liaison.
Winners of the 2013 election, as voted by GSCA members, were announced in November and take office effective January 1. The full 2013 board is as follows:
Representing Institutional theaters:
Representing Commercial Theaters:
The core purpose of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA®) is to advance the business of producing and presenting educational giant screen and immersive cinema experiences globally. GSCA’s membership includes more than 250 organizations in nearly 30 countries. Member organizations include giant screen filmmakers, distributors, theaters, suppliers, manufacturers, and students from around the world.
GSCA was founded in 2006 with the unification of the Large Format Cinema Association (LFCA) and the Giant Screen Theater Association (GSTA).
The Association holds two annual events–a 2-day Film Expo in February/March and a 4-day International Conference and Trade Show in September.
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