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This in-depth conversation with Rich Gelfond, CEO of IMAX Corp., and Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp., covered the company’s global success strategy and their collaborations with master filmmakers.
IMAX works closely with top filmmakers to help them present their movies at their very best, from production to presentation. IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe. An in-depth conversation with Rich Gelfond, CEO of IMAX Corp., and Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp., which covered the company’s global success strategy and their collaborations with master filmmakers.
- Rich Gelfond
Chief Executive Officer, IMAX Corp.
Richard is chief executive officer of IMAX Corporation, one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies. Under his leadership, IMAX has evolved from a niche purveyor of nature and science documentaries to a Hollywood movie force - both as high-tech exhibitor and, increasingly, as creative partner in the movie-making process. Richard, one of entertainment's longest-tenured executives, joined IMAX in 1994 as co-chairman after his firm, Cheviot Capital Advisors, bought the company. Richard previously served as an investment banker in mergers and acquisitions with Drexel Burnham Lambert. He holds a BA from Stony Brook University and a law degree from Northwestern University. Richard serves as chairman of the board of trustees of the Stony Brook Foundation, Inc., which is affiliated with Stony Brook University. Richard is a member of the board of directors of the Atlantic Council. He is also a member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts & Science. In 1996, he and his partner Brad Wechsler received an Academy Award on behalf of IMAX for Scientific and Technical Achievement.
- Greg Foster
CEO, IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp.
Foster has been instrumental in successfully re-positioning IMAX's entertainment business and as a result the Company has become one of the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe while continuing to grow the IMAX documentary legacy. Foster joined the Company in March 2001 as President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment and was named to his current role in June. A seasoned Hollywood executive, Foster spent 15 years at MGM/UA where he served in various senior management posts, including Executive Vice President of Production and Senior Vice President of Motion Picture Marketing and Research. Foster is a graduate of Georgetown University.