Monday, December 4, 2023

National Geographic Society Reorganizes Film Units

Washington, DC, USA — National Geographic Entertainment is undergoing reorganization.

National Geographic Films, now part of a new partnership between Hyde Park Entertainment and ImageNation, which co-presented the box-office success and 2005 Academy Award-winning film March of the Penguins, is undergoing a reorganization which will see new financing, production, and management in place.

National Geographic Cinema Ventures (NGCV), now a division of National Geographic Television & Film, will continue as a division of National Geographic Society and will develop, produce, acquire and distribute large format, digital, speciality and 3D films under the leadership of NGCV president, Lisa Truitt. Mark Katz will also continue to report to Truitt as president of distribution. NGCV’s latest productions include the giant screen and digital 3D film Flying Monsters 3D and the full dome digital presentation Wildest Weather in the Solar System.  The division also offers a digital cinema partnership plan for museums.


The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888, the Society’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. It reaches more than 400 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and other magazines; National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; music; radio; films; books; DVDs; maps; exhibitions; live events; school publishing programs; interactive media; and merchandise.

National Geographic Films co-presented the box-office success and 2005 Academy Award-winning film March of the Penguins. In 2008 it formed an international film fund with ImageNation, a partnership that produced Academy Award nominee Peter Weir’s The Way Back. National Geographic Cinema Ventures distributed the 2011 critically acclaimed, Academy Award-nominated Restrepo. For more information, visit
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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