Tuesday, April 23, 2024


National Geographic Cinema Ventures (NGCV) announced that John Wickstrom will be joining the National Geographic Cinema Ventures Distribution team as interim Director of Sales, effective July 1.

Wickstrom, a giant screen industry veteran with more than 20 years’ experience, will be responsible for sales of National Geographic’s giant screen films in much of the U.S., Mexico, and South America.

Mark Katz, President of Cinema Ventures, said about the hire, “John will be a tremendous addition to our Cinema Ventures distribution team, one who brings a wealth of experience to the table, including distribution, sales, film operations, and film production, among others. We have worked with John before and look forward to working with him again.”

Wickstrom has experience in all aspects of the giant screen industry. He started his career at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, where he served as Director of Film Operations, overseeing all aspects of exhibition at the Omnimax Theater in the Henry Crown Space Center. He has also distributed a number of giant screen films, including the IMAX Hall of Fame inductee Antarctica, and National Geographic’s own all time classic Mysteries of Egypt. In addition, he served as executive producer of SOLARMAX, assisted distribution at nWave Pictures, and is currently serving as a consultant on Jerusalem 3D. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Giant Screen Cinema Association.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She reports on design and technical design, production and project management, industry trends and company culture. From 2005-2020 she ran communications and publications for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA and publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association, and has contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a BFA from Pratt Institute. She has lived in Detroit, New York, Oakland, and now Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts community.

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