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Jake Eberts, Executive Producer of IMAX Film "Jerusalem," Dead at 71

Montreal, Canada (September 6, 2012) — Jake Eberts, an award-winning film producer, passed away in Montreal this morning following a brief illness.  Among the films to his credit, including four that won Oscars for Best Picture, are Chariots of Fire, Gandhi, The Killing Fields, Dances with Wolves, Driving Miss Daisy, The Dresser, Local Hero, A River Runs Through It, Black Robe, and Chicken Run.

Eberts also produced documentaries, including Disneynature’s Oceans and the IMAX film Journey to Mecca. At the time of his passing Eberts was executive producing the upcoming IMAX documentary Jerusalem.  Through the IMAX format, the film aims to increase public understanding and appreciation for Jerusalem’s historical, spiritual, cultural and artistic uniqueness, as well as highlighting some of the intersections between Judaism, Christianity and Islam.  Select clips from Jersualem are scheduled to be shown during the Films in Production session at the Giant Screen Cinema Association conference in Sacramento, CA, USA on September 19.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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