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One World Ocean Foundation Launches Global Media and Education Campaign to Restore and Protect the World’s Oceans

Campaign to Open With a 2-Day Screening Event March 23 and 24 at
Edwards Irvine Spectrum IMAX Theatre Featuring Three Films and Eight Guest Speakers
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. USAOne World Ocean Foundation is launching One World Ocean—a global multi-platform media and education campaign to restore and protect the health of the world’s oceans—with a two-day screening event March 23 and 24 at the Edwards Irvine Spectrum IMAX Theatre.  With its partner MacGillivray Freeman Films, the world’s leading independent producer of giant-screen IMAX Theatre films, One World Ocean Foundation will present two days of award-winning films produced by the Laguna Beach company as it introduces the 10-year ocean campaign to the public.
One World Ocean and its partners are producing a global media initiative comprised of an 8-part one-hour television series, three 3D IMAX Theatre films, and a major studio theatrical documentary—all to be released starting in 2012 and continuing through 2015.   The campaign’s educational outreach initiatives will include a major social action campaign that will harness the power of social media to reach hundreds of millions of viewers and build a community of ocean advocates ready to work to change how we treat the ocean. 
One World Ocean Foundation and its founders, producer/director Greg MacGillivray and his wife Barbara, and One World Ocean managing producer/director and co-founder, Shaun MacGillivray, are eager to begin.  Says Greg MacGillivray, “Our principal advisor, oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, says the next 10 years will determine the next 10,000 when it comes to the future health of the ocean—so there is no time to lose. We need to work together now to make this important change happen, to reach out to millions of people on this planet—to engage them in a positive way through media—so that we can make a real difference for the future of our oceans.” At the Irvine event, Shaun MacGillivray will introduce “Friends of One World Ocean,” a free program whose members gain insider access to the making of the One World Ocean films and TV series and who want to be involved in positively changing the ocean’s future.
Over the next four years, MacGillivray Freeman Films and its production partners will film in 40 locations around the world and bring back at least ten hours of world-class programming for its 3D films and television series.  The first film, To The Arctic, will be released in 2012, followed by One World Ocean: The Reef and One World Ocean: Humpback Whales (2013 to 2015).  Social media marketing and other outreach invitations with partner organizations will be launched in 2012 as well. 
The MacGillivrays, who launched the One World Ocean Foundation with a million dollar contribution in 2010, are confident the campaign will inspire others to get involved.  A longtime advocate of ocean conservation, Greg MacGillivray has already produced and directed three blockbuster ocean films including two nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject (The Living Sea and Dolphins).  Independent evaluation of his company’s films have shown that after watching these ocean productions, audiences are inspired to act.
One World Ocean Foundation president Chris Palmer explains: “From joining non-profit advocacy groups to cleaning up beaches to seeking out more information about a specific environmental issue, our IMAX film audiences have shown a real commitment to conservation and making this world a better place.”  
Irvine Event Details
On March 23 and 24, the One World Ocean Foundation will host five private screenings per day of three popular MacGillivray Freeman films (the Academy Award-nominated The Living Sea, Grand Canyon Adventure 3D and Arabia 3D) at the Edwards Irvine Spectrum IMAX Theatre.  Audiences will hear from leading marine scientists and environmentalists about the importance of marine sanctuaries and sustainable seafood.  A 10-minute sneak preview from To The Arctic will also be screened.
March 23 and 24 Screening Schedule:
12:00 p.m.       The Living Sea
2:00 p.m.         Arabia 3D
4:00 p.m.         Grand Canyon Adventure 3D
6:00 p.m.         The Living Sea
8:00 p.m.         Arabia 3D
Participating Guest Speakers:
Dr. Jerry Schubel, President of Aquarium of the Pacific and President and CEO Emeritus of the New England Aquarium
Gary Davis, Marine Ecologist and Certified Fisheries Scientist and former Chief Ocean Scientist for the National Park Service
Chris Mobley, Superintendent of the National Marine Sanctuary at the Channel Islands
Garry Brown, Founder, President and CEO of Orange County Coastkeeper
Patrick “Paddy” Glennon, Vice-President of Sales for Santa Monica Seafood and founder of Culinary Liberation Front
Dr. Steve Murray, Dean of the College of Natural Science and Mathematics at Cal State Fullerton
Andrew Gruel, Manager for Seafood for the Future, Aquarium of the Pacific
Hamzah Jamjoom, Saudi Arabian film student and star of Arabia 3D
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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