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Giant Screen Cinema Association to elect new Board members in October 2011

GSCA leadership at the March 2010 Film Expo. Photo: James Hyder, LF Examiner.

“This is an important election at a critical time in the industry,” says GSCA executive director Tammy Seldon.


The GSCA (Giant Screen Cinema Association) Governance Committee is seeking nominations from among the association’s membership for the GSCA Board of Directors election to be held October 10 – November 9, 2011. Six of the ten current Directors whose terms are expiring are ineligible to run for re-election per GSCA term limits.

Ten seats will be filled in this election, and candidates will serve a two-year term. Following this election, the Board of Directors will vote upon two seats as appointees. The following are the elected Directors whose terms are now expiring (with * meaning their 6 year term limit is concluding and as such, are ineligible to run in this election):
  • Michele Canto (Canadian Museum of Civilization): Institutional Theaters
  • Laurent Dondey (La Géode): Institutional Theaters
  • Rick Gordon (RPG Productions): Manufacturer/Supplier/Other *
  • Mark Katz (National Geographic Entertainment): Distribution *
  • Patricia Keighley (DKP 70MM, Inc) Manufacturer/Supplier/Other *
  • Don Kempf (Giant Screen Films): Distribution
  • Dr. Jeffrey Kirsch (Reuben H. Fleet Science Center): Institutional Theaters
  • Greg MacGillivray (MacGillivray Freeman Films): Production *
  • Toby Mensforth (Mensforth and Associates): Institutional Theaters *
  • Gil Perez (Destination Cinema): Commercial Theaters
  • Gordon Stalans (Tennessee Aquarium): Institutional Theaters * 
GSCA has opened its nomination period through the end of September, and candidates who step forward in time have the opportunity to be introduced during the association’s upcoming meetings in Texas on 20-23 September 2011.

Candidates who are elected to the Board will take office effective January 1, 2012. They will be expected to attend the association’s major 2012 meetings: the Film Expo in Poitiers, France in March (March 20-22) and the 2012 International Conference and Trade Show/Dome Day Sept 18-20/Sept 21 at the Esquire IMAX Theatre in Sacramento, Calif. and The Tech Museum in San Jose, respectively. 
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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