Chapter Meeting - IMAX’s Project Managers Are Laser-Focused On The Future Of Cinema
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With more than 1,500 theatres worldwide, IMAX has become one of the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major blockbuster films. IMAX’s Chief Technology Officer, Brian Bonnick, will immerse us with a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look into the development of the Company’s largest R&D project in its 50-year history, IMAX with Laser using Digital Re-Mastering (DMR) technology.
Project Managers were critical (think leading cast) to the success of this ground-breaking projection technology that is revolutionizing the movie-going experience and is embraced by leading filmmakers and theatre chains.
Join Executive Vice President Brian Bonnick to understand how Laser implementation became both a physical and virtual reality with strengths in thought leadership, innovation and creativity!
Brian J. Bonnick, P.Eng.
Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, IMAX Corporation
Brian Bonnick was appointed Chief Technology Officer in September 2011 and leads Technology, Manufacturing and second level Client Support efforts for IMAX projection systems, sound systems and filmmaking.
Bonnick joined the Company in January 1999 as Vice President, Research & Technology, and was appointed Executive Vice President, Technology in June 2006. During his tenure, he has held a variety of leadership positions in the Company’s technology department, leading to his current position as Chief Technology Officer & Executive Vice President.
Bonnick championed the development of IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-Mastering) technology, a proprietary system that was designed to digitally re-master Hollywood blockbusters into IMAX’s format. He also headed the development of the IMAX® MPX theatre system, designed to enable commercial multiplex operators to more easily enter into the IMAX business by retrofitting an existing multiplex auditorium, as well as the Company’s transition to digital projection and the creation of its new digital auto calibrating sound system.
Most recently, he spearheaded the completion of the largest R&D project in IMAX’s history, its next-generation laser projection and auto calibrating sound system.
These technologies have been instrumental in propelling IMAX into the worldwide commercial exhibition market and establishing the IMAX® theatre network as one of the most important distribution platforms for Hollywood blockbusters - a core part of IMAX’s growth strategy.
6:00 pm Registration & Networking
6:45 pm Announcements
6:50 pm Commence
8:15 pm Conclude & Closing Remarks
8:20 pm Networking
9:00 pm Wrap Up
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Non-Members and Guests – $15.00
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