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November 4, 2022—Greg MacGillivray has led a life like no other, and for the first time, he’s telling his story. MacGillivray Freeman Films and Earth Aware Editions are proud to announce the publication of Greg MacGillivray’s illustrated memoir, Five-Hundred Summer Stories (Earth Aware Editions/Simon & Schuster; Nov. 15, 2022), a fascinating account of MacGillivray’s journey as an artist, a self-made filmmaker and an entrepreneur at the head of MacGillivray Freeman Films, the most successful documentary production company in history—and the first to reach the benchmark of $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales.
October 28, 2022—Historic Hotels of America has named Greg MacGillivray of MacGillivray Freeman Films recipient of its 2022 Historian of the Year Award. This award is presented to an individual for making a unique contribution in the research and presentation of history and whose work has encouraged a wide discussion and greater understanding of the history and the diverse heritages and cultures of our nation and the world. The award will be presented at the 2022 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence Ceremony and Gala at the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa in Point Clear, Alabama, on November 17.
March 1, 2022—MacGillivray Freeman Films is pleased to
announce production of a new giant screen film and live interactive
experience, Cities of the Future: Reimagining Our World (working title), slated for release in October 2023. Produced by the same team that created the award-winning film Dream Big: Engineering Our World in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Cities of the Future
explores the visionary ideas and innovative solutions engineers are
employing right now as they design the smart cities of tomorrow.
October 22, 2021—MacGillivray Freeman Films has launched a new streaming
channel, Movies for Families, featuring documentaries and digital
shorts from the extensive MacGillivray Freeman library. Documentaries
include resources for parents and educators, such as educator guides,
lesson plans, and other educational resources. The channel's website also includes a
curated list of recommended films and short-form series that align with
elementary and middle-school subjects. The subscription to Movies For
Families is $3.99 (USD) per month or $39.99 (USD) per year. Visit moviesforfamilies.tv here
May 20, 2021 -- MacGillivray Freeman Films, the world’s foremost
independent producer and distributor of original giant-screen 70mm
films, announced today a partnership with MetaMedia, one of the fastest
growing entertainment technology companies in the U.S., to bring
educational films to conventional commercial theaters and drive-ins
across the U.S. and Canada for educational and group screenings.
December 14, 2020—Stephen Amezdroz's Koala
will be the first giant screen film shot with the Blackmagic 12K camera. The film is scheduled to be released in 2022 and will be distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films. The camera has a digital film resolution of 12,288 x 6480 through a 12K
Super 35 Sensor that has 14 stops of dynamic range, and combines 80
megapixels per frame with new colour science. https://bit.ly/34btR0y
June 12, 2020—The director's cut of MacGilivray Freeman's documentary Everest
will be released in 2021. The original film is the highest-grossing giant screen documentary of all time, earning more than $152 million in worldwide ticket sales. The director’s cut will feature exclusive new footage and will be digitally remastered in 16k for an 8k digital release. MacGillivray Freeman is using the same film scanner that was custom-made for the filmmakers of Apollo 1
1 to digitize NASA’s 70mm archival footage from its mission to the moon.
February 18, 2020—Into America’s Wild
, the new 3D documentary for
IMAX® and giant screen theaters, will take viewers on an incredible
journey through the nation’s most iconic wilderness areas. Produced by
MacGillivray Freeman Films in association with Brand USA along with
presenting sponsors, Expedia and United Airlines, this film showcases
the diversity of the United States’ natural and urban wonders. The film premiered at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum last week and is in wide release as of February 14. Read more