Giant Screen Cinema Entertainment President, Megan Colligan According to a note just sent to employees by Imax CEO Rich Gelfond, he’s resigning.
It was originally announced that the former Paramount Pictures head of worldwide marketing and distribution would join Imax in October 2019, succeeding outgoing Imax Entertainment CEO and Imax Corp. Senior Executive Vice President Greg Foster.
Colligan was seen as an important hire given her working relationships with filmmakers including Martin Scorsese, Michael Bay and JJ Abrams.She was a key figure behind the reopening of exhibits with Covid safety measures in place during the pandemic and was instrumental in Christopher Nolan’s Imax release creed, Pillar of the first to reopen theaters.
Other highlights of Colligan’s time at Imax include hampering the Imax auditorium with special movie fare during the dry tent, and reading Imax live.These musical experiences are like Halsey’s August 2021 if i can’t have love, i want power with Kanye West (before controversy) jesus is king Sunday Worship Choir Concert Film WW Grosses $1.08M & Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Video Anima Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Gelfond said they “continue to test” Imax Live at our more than 250 networked locations around the world.
Gelfond also cites her accomplishment at large exhibitors: creating their Shot for IMAX Camera plans to expand local-language blockbusters and strengthen partnerships with independent studios.
From 2006 to 2017, Colligan held executive positions at Paramount Pictures, serving for three years as its President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution. From 2011 to 2014, she served as Director of Domestic Marketing and Distribution, and from 2008 to 2011 as Co-Director of Domestic Marketing.She leads and supports many studio franchise activities such as Transformers, Mission Impossible, Star Trek, Anchorman, Special Forces, ninja turtles and paranormal phenomenon. Colligan’s efforts have generated $1 billion in annual business for Paramount’s home entertainment division.Before Disney, Marvel’s distribution deal was at Paramount, and she was iron man, thor and Captain America. In 11 years, she led the studio to 14 Best Picture Oscar nominations, including one for Denis Villeneuve arrivedenzel washington the fenceAdam McKay’s big shortfilm with martin scorsese wolf of wall street and Hugo Just to name a few. She is a member of AMPAS and the 2013 recipient of the Greater Los Angeles Big Brothers Big Sisters Shirley Lansing Award. Since receiving the honor, she has served on the organization’s board of directors. She chairs the Marketing Committee and serves on the Executive Committee and Fund Development Committee. She graduated from Harvard University with a BA in American History and African American Studies.
Here’s Gelfond’s instructions to staff:
I am writing to let you know that our President of IMAX Entertainment, Megan Colligan, has decided to leave IMAX. Meghan will be with the company until the end of April – helping us navigate a busy period, including our annual CEO Forum, CinemaCon and our first quarter earnings report – while we complete the search for her successor.
Megan’s four years with us have been the most unique and challenging four years in IMAX history. Her embrace of the brand is one of the many reasons IMAX isn’t just surviving the pandemic; we’re thriving — on track for a record year at the box office and significant network growth across our extensive global footprint.
Megan helped create our Shot for IMAX The Cinematography Program, which continues to bring us new and diverse filmmakers. Under Megan’s watchful eye, IMAX has further expanded into local language blockbusters and strengthened its partnerships with independent studios to bring the power of our platform to their films. Of course, Megan helped launch our IMAX Live strategy, which we continue to test in more than 250 connected locations around the world.
Megan is a true movie buff, and whether she’s working with filmmakers, developing new IMAX experiences, strategizing around our film programs, or interpreting box office results, her passion shines through. Through her work with the Faculty Council and beyond, I know she will continue to play an active role in this business, and I look forward to seeing what she does next.
I hope you join me in thanking Megan for her contributions to IMAX and wishing her the best in the next chapter.