Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Mark Katz, Jeffrey Kirsch elected to lead Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) new slate of Board officers & committee chairs

Mark Katz

The GSCA Board of Directors elected new officers for the 2011 board term during a meeting held on March 7 at the Film Expo in Los Angeles. Mark Katz (National Geographic) will serve as Chair, and Jeffrey Kirsch (Reuben H. Fleet Science Center) is Vice Chair. Both will serve one-year terms in these positions. Patricia Keighley (DKP 70MM Inc.) will continue as Secretary through 2011, and Gordon Stalans (Tennessee Aquarium) will continue as Treasurer.

The following board members will serve on the Executive Committee: Mark Katz, Jeffrey Kirsch, Patricia Keighley, Gordon Stalans, Rick Gordon (RPG Productions), Berend Reijnhoudt (Omniversum), and Don Kempf (Giant Screen Films).
The Governance Committee, chaired by Gordon Stalans, now includes Laurent Dondey (La Geode), Jeffrey Kirsch, John Wickstrom (Museum of Science and Industry), Mark Katz, and former GSCA Chair Toby Mensforth.
Committee Chairs were also assigned during the meeting. The Professional Development Committee will be chaired by Jackie Mollet (Saint Louis Science Center) and Daniel Ferguson. Glenn Newland (Technicolor) and Andrew Oran (FotoKem) will chair the Technical Committee. Mary Nucci (Rutgers University) is chair of the Lifelong Learning Committee. The Conference Committee will be chaired by Glenn Shaver (Ontario Science Centre) and Dick Vaughan (National Media Museum). Gil Perez (Destination Cinema) and Andy Wood (Giant Screen Films) will chair the Marketing and Member Services Committee, a new committee formed by combining the Marketing Committee and Member Services Committee, which were seeing an increasing overlap in responsibilities.
Judith Rubin
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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