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GSCA and Euromax to Co-Host 2012 European Film Expo at Futuroscope in Poitiers, France

Joint Event Will Bring Giant Screen Industry Together for Film Screenings at a Venue that Offers Nearly Every Type of Giant Screen Experience 

The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and Euromax announced they will co-host the GSCA European Film Expo, which will be held at Parc du Futuroscope in Poitiers, France, on March 20-22, 2012.

“We are thrilled to be working with Euromax on another Film Expo,” says GSCA Executive Director Tammy Seldon. “After the success of our partnership hosting the 2008 Film Expo together in London, we knew it would be just a matter of time before we found another opportunity to bring the industry together for a joint event.”

“It is a great chance to have a joint GSCA-Euromax meeting at one of the most unique sites dedicated to giant screens,” adds Euromax president Christian Scheidegger. “Futuroscope unites all types of screen and projection types on one spot, some of them unique worldwide. This will be a ‘must-attend event’ for everybody in the industry.”

Parc du Futuroscope is just 1 hour and 20 minutes from Paris on the high-speed TGV train. With almost 40 million visitors since it opened, Futuroscope is one the best-known and best-loved leisure parks in France. With IMAX 3DD, IMAX 3D, Kinemax, Magic Carpet, Omnimax Dome, and Solido theaters, it offers just about every type of giant screen experience available.

Hopes are that a closing event will be held at La Géode in Paris. Hotel, registration, and other details are still being determined and will be announced soon.

About GSCA:
The core purpose of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA®) is to advance the business of producing and presenting giant screen experiences. GSCA membership includes more than 250 organizations in nearly 30 countries engaged in the production, distribution, and exhibition of giant screen film experiences.

About Euromax:
Euromax seeks further co-operation and support between European Giant Screen Theatres that make use of the giant screen film medium and brings together European groups who are producing films for that medium or servicing the industry in some way.

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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