Seasoned Investment Professional Joins IMAX from GAMCO Investors to Oversee Global Investor Relations Strategy
NEW YORK, NY – April 3, 2020 — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced it has appointed Brett Harriss as Senior Vice President of Investor Relations for IMAX Corporation. In his role, Harriss will oversee the Company’s global investor relations strategy and serve as its lead with the investment community. Harriss will report directly to IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond out of the Company’s New York office.
“Brett brings a deep understanding of the media and entertainment industry, his extensive relationships with investors, and comprehensive financial analytic experience,” said Gelfond. “His leadership will be critical as we continue to tell our growth story and capitalize on the unique value of our model and global reach with investors.”
Harriss joins IMAX from GAMCO Investors, where he spent more than a decade covering the media and entertainment industry, including eight years covering IMAX. Most recently, he served as Director of Research for Gabelli’s sell-side research department, while also acting as Portfolio Manager of the Gabelli Global Content & Connectivity Fund, a $100 million AUM technology, media and telecom focused public mutual fund.
“I’ve always admired the unique position that IMAX has built at the center of the entertainment ecosystem, and the value it creates throughout,” said Harriss. “I look forward to working with Rich and helping the Company build on its success —identifying new opportunities to help shape its growth initiatives and deliver enhanced returns on capital for investors.”
Mr. Harriss graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Economics and received his MBA from Columbia University as well.
About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX® theaters to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.
IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with additional offices in London, Dublin, Tokyo, and Shanghai. As of December 31, 2019, there were 1,568 IMAX® theatre systems (1,473 commercial multiplexes, 14 commercial destinations, 82 institutional) operating in 81 countries and territories. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”
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