Monday, September 20, 2021

Giant Screen Veteran Jennifer Lee Hackett Joins nWave as Director of Sales and Distribution, Americas

ABOVE: Jennifer Lee Hackett in cockpit of Spruce Goose, Evergreen Aviation Museum.  Courtesy Mrs. Hackett.

[quote]As we continue to adapt to our exhibitors’ evolving needs, Jennifer will bring fresh insight to those discussions, and will also contribute to our marketing strategy going forward.” — Janine Baker, nWave’s SVP Film Distribution & Development[/quote]

Brussels, Belgium and Burbank, California, USA – nWave Pictures Distribution is
pleased to announce the hiring of Jennifer Lee Hackett as Director of Sales & Distribution,
Americas. Lee Hackett comes to nWave Pictures Distribution with over 10 years experience in the
giant screen industry, having previously served as Director of Sales for National Geographic Cinema
Ventures and prior to that as Senior Group Sales & Marketing Manager at Smithsonian Business
Ventures, the for-profit arm of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. While at Smithsonian
Business Ventures Jennifer created sales packages for the Institution’s six restaurants, three IMAX
theaters and the planetarium, and developed educational and marketing materials to support group
sales efforts. In her role as Sales & Marketing Manager at Jordan’s Furniture, Natick MA, Jennifer
launched and managed a highly lucrative sales program for the newly installed Comcast IMAX 3D
Theater. Prior to that, Jennifer spent seven years with Live Nation Entertainment’s performing arts
division in Boston, MA.

“We are very pleased to have Jennifer join the nWave Pictures Distribution team,” said Eric Dillens,
Chairman of nWave Studios. “In our efforts to expand our sales reach across multiple exhibition
platforms, Jennifer brings a unique perspective, having served as both a buyer and seller of filmed
content in the commercial and institutional markets.”

“I’m very excited to rejoin the film distribution industry,” said Lee Hackett. “nWave’s catalog includes
giant screen films, 3D/4D attraction films and ride simulation films. This variety of titles is key to
meeting the needs of all the institutional exhibitors and family entertainment centers that are looking
for diversified and engaging content. I look forward to working with the nWave team to help expand
the company’s reach throughout the Americas.”

Jennifer Lee Hackett will be based in Florida and can be reached at [email protected]

www.nwave.com

Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, 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 has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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