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Giant Screen Films and D3D Cinema promote Threinen, Grzymala and Raksany

(Evanston, IL—September 29, 2011) Giant Screen Films and D3D Cinema announced promotions for Derek Threinen, Rob Grzymala and Deborah Raksany. Threinen has been promoted to Vice President, Film Distribution and Business Development, Grzymala to Vice President, Production and Finance, and Raksany to Vice President, Development and Partnerships.

“This is an exciting time of growth for both GSF and D3D and for the museum-based cinema industry in general, and the success we are having is directly attributable to having high quality individuals like Derek, Rob and Deborah on the team,” said Don Kempf, President and Founder of GSF and D3D.

Threinen joined GSF/D3D in the fall of 2010 to head up North American distribution efforts, both on the film leasing and theater system integration fronts. “In the past year, the digital revolution in museum-based theaters has taken hold,” said Threinen. I look forward to continuing our efforts with the talented teams at GSF and D3D as we grow and strengthen our relationships with long-standing clients and entirely new venues.”

Grzymala joined GSF in 2003 straight out of the University of Illinois as a finance associate. “Rob has played a critical behind-the-scenes role at GSF for almost a decade,” said Andy Wood, Sr. Vice President. “Over the past few years, Rob has increasingly taken on the important role of line producer in our film productions, from Waking the T.rex: the Story of Sue and on our upcoming film The Ice Age.”

Raksany joined GSF last year after working for the company on a consulting basis in order to develop and oversee the company’s most important strategic partnerships. “Deborah was the driving force behind the major grant that Tornado Alley received from the National Science Foundation,” said Kempf. “In addition, she continues to play a key role in managing relations with our corporate partners, including our valued client Nokia, sponsor of Wild Ocean.”


About Giant Screen Films and D3D Cinema

Giant Screen Films (GSF) is one of the world’s leading large-format/IMAX® film production and distribution companies. Over the past three years, GSF’s productions Wild Ocean, Dinosaurs Alive, and Egypt/Mummies have generated over $100 million in box office within the giant screen network. GSF recently released the NSF-funded Tornado Alley, and is now in production on The Last Reef (February 2012). www.gsfilms.com

D3D Cinema (D3D) offers complete digital 3D cinema solutions and services to museum and attraction industry clients worldwide. D3D recently released its first digital 3D production, Waking the T. rex: The Story of SUE, featured as the signature 3D experience at the Field Museum in Chicago. D3D’s next production, The Ice Age, co-produced with GSF, will premiere globally in summer 2012 as well as serve as the companion film to the Field Museum’s “Mammoths and Mastodons” touring exhibition. www.d3dcinema.com

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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