Magazine article Screen International

IMAX Names Craig Dehmel Head of Global Distribution

Magazine article Screen International

IMAX Names Craig Dehmel Head of Global Distribution

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Dehmel becomes executive vice-president, head of global distribution of Imax Entertainment, and senior vice-president of Imax Corporation.

He reports directly to Greg Foster, Imax Entertainment CEO and senior executive vice-president of Imax Corporation.

Dehmel will lead distribution efforts for Imax DMR titles and original content across the network of more than 1,110 Imax theatres in more than 70 countries.

He succeeds Phil Groves, who will leave Imax on October 1 to produce his documentary, IMAX's Asteroid Impact, which the IMAX Original Film Fund is financing. Groves will continue as an Imax consultant.

"I have had the pleasure of working with Craig for many years as our international partner on Fox titles such as Avatar, The Martian and Deadpool and he has always been a strong advocate of Imax and shown incredible integrity," said Foster.

"I'm delighted to welcome Craig to the Imax family and leverage his experience and extensive industry relationships to lead our global distribution operations and further strengthen our valued studio and exhibition partnerships. …

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