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November 2, 2007
Mozambique Steakhouse and Coastal Lounge was filled with reggae beats and one-of-a-kind masks Sunday night as the Pacific Marine Mammal Center held its second Marine Mammal Masquerade. The charity event, which attracted 135 guests, featured auctions of the masks, created by local artists, and other items; South African cuisine; regional wines; and live music by Full Watts. The event?s honorary chairs were Barbara and Greg MacGillivray of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Mike Tauber emceed.
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December 12, 2013
Notables The Rotary Club of Laguna Beach presented four Laguna College of Art + Design scholarships and a Student of the Semester award at its regular Friday luncheon Dec. 6 at Hotel Laguna. The scholarship awards went to Sigmundur Porgeirsson : illustration with entertainment emphasis; Bryant Santamaria : illustration with drawing and painting emphasis; Alexis Kubicki : illustration; Paulina Michel : illustration with drawing and painting emphasis. The Student of the Semester award was given to Mikaela Buckley : animation.
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By Alnas Zia | March 21, 2013
With loud, buzzing cameras weighing up to 250 pounds, the MacGillivray Freeman Films team is careful not to scare away the wildlife as they reach into the depths of the ocean. One lousy shot can end up being amplified on IMAX screens around the world. When Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray's "Coral Reef Adventure" screens Friday at the Festival of Arts Forum Theatre, the audience will have to make do with a regular DVD format. But the screening, the last in the Laguna Beach Film Society's Ocean Awareness series, will hopefully still be eye-catching enough.
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By Candice Baker | November 21, 2008
Laguna filmmaker Greg MacGillivray, of MacGillivray Freeman Films and its related educational foundation, was honored Saturday with the Reef Check Foundation?s 2008 Spirit of the Reef Award, for a lifetime spent documenting reefs and oceans. In addition to 34 other IMAX films like ?Coral Reef Adventure,? ?Dolphins? and ?The Living Sea,? the producer and director was responsible for this year?s ?Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk 3D.? Earlier in his career, he created surf films like ?
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By Rhea Mahbubani | April 24, 2014
Greg MacGillivray doesn't mince words when it comes to the Newport Beach Film Festival. "It's A+," he said. The producer-director co-founded MacGillivray Freeman Films with Jim Freeman in the mid-1960s. Although the duo started out producing surfing documentaries and TV commercials and filming for Hollywood features, they quickly moved into the distribution of IMAX films. Since 1972, the Laguna Beach-based studio has distributed more than 30 giant-screen movies and in excess of 7 million feet of 70-millimeter film and earned two Academy Awards.
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By Candice Baker | May 2, 2008
For many kids last Friday, it was the first time they had ever viewed anything in 3D. For many of their classmates, it was the first time they had ever been in a movie theater. During a daylong film screening at the Irvine Spectrum last Friday, about 1,000 kids from underserved school districts were bused in to view MacGillivray Freeman Films’ newest offering, “Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk 3D.” Laguna Beach resident Greg MacGillivray described the students’ enthusiastic reception of the film; they laughed and listened at the right times, leaving tears in his eyes and those of many of his staff.
NEWS
October 7, 2010
'Arabia' garners top awards MacGillivray Freeman's newest 3D film for IMAX Theatres, "Arabia," was recently awarded Best Original Score and Best Sound Design by the members of the Giant Screen Cinema Assn. at the 2010 GSCA Film Achievement Awards in Chattanooga. The Film Achievement Awards honor the best films of the year produced for the giant-screen industry. MacGillivray Freeman Films, based in Laguna Beach, also won the Best Marketing Campaign by a Distributor award for its launch of "Arabia," an award the company has won seven times in the nine years it has been eligible.
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By By Dan Beighley | February 17, 2006
Greg MacGillivray's latest Imax film takes viewers back to the Parthenon.In his latest eight-story high adventure, Imax filmmaker Greg MacGillivray takes his audience back in time with "Greece: Secrets of the Past." After award-winning success with last year's release of "Mystery of the Nile," MacGillivray, and his Laguna-based company, MacGillivray Freeman Films, is confident the film will add to a string of successes accomplished over the last three decades. Dozens of antique cameras along the hallways of MacGillivray's offices show the filmmaker's affinity for history.
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By Imran Vittachi | April 19, 2012
A jumble of vintage cameras and other cinematic treasures that date to the magical beginnings of moving images fills Greg MacGillivray's upstairs corner office. Next to a staircase in the hallway to his office at the MacGillivray Freeman Films company is a row of cameras, more modern and personal ones that have defined the stages in the Laguna Beach filmmaker's life and long career. There is his first camera, a Kodak, which MacGillivray acquired at age 10, along with the 8-millimeter camera he used to make his first films during his days as a teenager growing up in Corona del Mar and surfing at Big Corona.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | April 24, 2014
Greg MacGillivray doesn't mince words when it comes to the Newport Beach Film Festival. "It's A+," he said. The producer-director co-founded MacGillivray Freeman Films with Jim Freeman in the mid-1960s. Although the duo started out producing surfing documentaries and TV commercials and filming for Hollywood features, they quickly moved into the distribution of IMAX films. Since 1972, the Laguna Beach-based studio has distributed more than 30 giant-screen movies and in excess of 7 million feet of 70-millimeter film and earned two Academy Awards.
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December 12, 2013
Notables The Rotary Club of Laguna Beach presented four Laguna College of Art + Design scholarships and a Student of the Semester award at its regular Friday luncheon Dec. 6 at Hotel Laguna. The scholarship awards went to Sigmundur Porgeirsson : illustration with entertainment emphasis; Bryant Santamaria : illustration with drawing and painting emphasis; Alexis Kubicki : illustration; Paulina Michel : illustration with drawing and painting emphasis. The Student of the Semester award was given to Mikaela Buckley : animation.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Alnas Zia | March 21, 2013
With loud, buzzing cameras weighing up to 250 pounds, the MacGillivray Freeman Films team is careful not to scare away the wildlife as they reach into the depths of the ocean. One lousy shot can end up being amplified on IMAX screens around the world. When Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray's "Coral Reef Adventure" screens Friday at the Festival of Arts Forum Theatre, the audience will have to make do with a regular DVD format. But the screening, the last in the Laguna Beach Film Society's Ocean Awareness series, will hopefully still be eye-catching enough.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Imran Vittachi | April 19, 2012
A jumble of vintage cameras and other cinematic treasures that date to the magical beginnings of moving images fills Greg MacGillivray's upstairs corner office. Next to a staircase in the hallway to his office at the MacGillivray Freeman Films company is a row of cameras, more modern and personal ones that have defined the stages in the Laguna Beach filmmaker's life and long career. There is his first camera, a Kodak, which MacGillivray acquired at age 10, along with the 8-millimeter camera he used to make his first films during his days as a teenager growing up in Corona del Mar and surfing at Big Corona.
NEWS
October 7, 2010
'Arabia' garners top awards MacGillivray Freeman's newest 3D film for IMAX Theatres, "Arabia," was recently awarded Best Original Score and Best Sound Design by the members of the Giant Screen Cinema Assn. at the 2010 GSCA Film Achievement Awards in Chattanooga. The Film Achievement Awards honor the best films of the year produced for the giant-screen industry. MacGillivray Freeman Films, based in Laguna Beach, also won the Best Marketing Campaign by a Distributor award for its launch of "Arabia," an award the company has won seven times in the nine years it has been eligible.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Candice Baker | November 21, 2008
Laguna filmmaker Greg MacGillivray, of MacGillivray Freeman Films and its related educational foundation, was honored Saturday with the Reef Check Foundation?s 2008 Spirit of the Reef Award, for a lifetime spent documenting reefs and oceans. In addition to 34 other IMAX films like ?Coral Reef Adventure,? ?Dolphins? and ?The Living Sea,? the producer and director was responsible for this year?s ?Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk 3D.? Earlier in his career, he created surf films like ?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Candice Baker | May 2, 2008
For many kids last Friday, it was the first time they had ever viewed anything in 3D. For many of their classmates, it was the first time they had ever been in a movie theater. During a daylong film screening at the Irvine Spectrum last Friday, about 1,000 kids from underserved school districts were bused in to view MacGillivray Freeman Films’ newest offering, “Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk 3D.” Laguna Beach resident Greg MacGillivray described the students’ enthusiastic reception of the film; they laughed and listened at the right times, leaving tears in his eyes and those of many of his staff.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2007
Mozambique Steakhouse and Coastal Lounge was filled with reggae beats and one-of-a-kind masks Sunday night as the Pacific Marine Mammal Center held its second Marine Mammal Masquerade. The charity event, which attracted 135 guests, featured auctions of the masks, created by local artists, and other items; South African cuisine; regional wines; and live music by Full Watts. The event?s honorary chairs were Barbara and Greg MacGillivray of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Mike Tauber emceed.
ENTERTAINMENT
By By Dan Beighley | February 17, 2006
Greg MacGillivray's latest Imax film takes viewers back to the Parthenon.In his latest eight-story high adventure, Imax filmmaker Greg MacGillivray takes his audience back in time with "Greece: Secrets of the Past." After award-winning success with last year's release of "Mystery of the Nile," MacGillivray, and his Laguna-based company, MacGillivray Freeman Films, is confident the film will add to a string of successes accomplished over the last three decades. Dozens of antique cameras along the hallways of MacGillivray's offices show the filmmaker's affinity for history.
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