IMAX Corporation is an entertainment technology company, specializing in motion-picture technologies and large-format motion-picture presentations. Leading the way in immersive theatre experiences since 1968, a culture of innovation is at the very core of IMAX. From the introduction of stadium seating, to developing the highest-resolution camera in the world, to our laser projection technology and our partnerships with the world’s best filmmakers, there is no one like IMAX. We have more than 1,500 IMAX theatres in more than 80 countries and territories around the globe. We can be found in destination entertainment centers and multiplexes as well as some of the most prestigious educational institutions worldwide. To exceed the needs of our filmmaking partners, our exhibitors and our fans, IMAX is determined to continue pushing movie technology forward. IMAX Corporation is a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: IMAX).
Pablo Calamera joined the Company in March 2020 as Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. Previously, Mr. Calamera served as CTO of JW Player, the world’s largest network-independent video platform, where he led engineering teams and was responsible for managing market-leading innovations for JW Player’s business globally. Before joining JW Player, Calamera held roles as CTO of Vonage, CTO of ClearChannel where he was responsible for all of iHeartRadio’s technology initiatives, and CTO of Thumbplay, a cloud-based music streaming company that was acquired by ClearChannel in 2011. Prior to Thumbplay, he held senior technology leadership and engineering positions at Apple, where he served as Director of Engineering, as well as Microsoft, WebTV, Danger and AT&T Labs.
Giovanni Dolci joined the Company in October 2012 as Vice President, Theatre Development and was appointed Chief Sales Officer in April 2021. Previous to that, Mr. Dolci held the position of Head of Global Sales since January 2020. Mr. Dolci also held the position of Vice President, Theatre Development and Managing Director, Europe and Africa beginning in January 2017 and became Senior Vice President in March 2018. Prior to joining the Company, he was Director of Business Development and Commercial Operations at Arts Alliance Media. Before his time at Arts Alliance Media, Mr. Dolci worked in film financing focusing on several projects in New Zealand, Italy and the UK. Mr. Dolci also serves on the Board of Directors of IMAX Theatres International Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IMAX Corporation. Mr. Dolci has a degree in Economics and Management from Bocconi University in Milan and an MSc in Management from Cass Business School in London. He is a former Junior Fellow of the Aspen Institute, Italy.
Natasha Fernandes is Chief Financial Officer of IMAX Corporation, a role she assumed in May 2022.Fernandes’ promotion to CFO is the culmination of a 15-year career with the Company, during which she has held numerous leadership roles in Finance. Prior to assuming the role of Deputy Financial Officer in 2021, Fernandes served as Corporate Treasurer since 2018. Most recently, she led the Company’s successful $200 million convertible debt offering in 2021 and new credit agreement earlier this year. Earlier, she held other financial positions including Assistant Controller, as well as Director, Financial Reporting for IMAX.
Prior to joining IMAX, Fernandes was an Audit Manager of Manufacturing & Service Industries at Deloitte. She is a member of Chartered Professional Accountants Canada and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Jennifer Horsley was appointed Senior Vice President of Investor Relations in August 2022. She joined the company from leading adtech firm Taboola, where she was part of the core executive team that took the company public in June 2021. She oversees the Company’s worldwide investor relations strategy and serves as its leader with the investment community as IMAX seeks to evolve and grow its global entertainment technology platform. She has more than twenty years of experience across investor relations, financial management, strategic planning, and communications. Prior to Taboola, she served as Vice President of Investor Relations for leading product engineering services company QuEST Global, preparing the company for a planned IPO and supporting mergers and acquisitions. She spent the first two decades of her career at Fortune 500 firm Xerox Corporation, where she held roles across financial operations, FP&A and accounting before ultimately rising to the role of Vice President of Investor Relations.
Mark Jafar joined the Company in June 2019 as Global Head of Corporate Communications, IMAX Corp. In this role Mr. Jafar oversees all communications and media relations for the Company, working across the company’s business and entertainment divisions. He also supports domestic and global efforts to communicate IMAX’s brand narrative, strategic partnerships, and more. Previously Mr. Jafar served as Vice President, Corporate Communications, at BuzzFeed where he led corporate communications and entertainment publicity for the company’s executives and across its numerous brands, technology and content arms, marketing functions and more. From 2006-2017, he held several communications leadership roles at Viacom including Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at MTV. Mr. Jafar began his career at Robinson Lerer & Montgomery.
Kenneth Weissman joined the Company in October 2011 as Vice President, Legal Affairs, and has held the position of Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs since 2015. In January 2018, Mr. Weissman was appointed Corporate Secretary, and was also appointed by the Company’s Audit Committee as Chief Compliance Officer, responsible for oversight of the Company’s Whistle Blower Program. Before joining the Company, Mr. Weissman was Senior Corporate Counsel at Sony Corporation of America, where he held various positions from 2004 through 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Weissman was an associate lawyer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York and Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault in Boston, and served as a law clerk to the Hon. Judith S. Kaye, Chief Judge of the State of New York. Mr. Weissman is Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors of TCL-IMAX Entertainment Co., Ltd., a joint venture of TCL Corporation and the Company. Mr. Weissman is a member of the American Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Darren Throop has been a director of the Company since June 2015. Mr. Throop has been President and CEO of Entertainment One Ltd., a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content, since July 2003. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Throop was Chief Executive Officer, Records on Wheels Group Partner. Previously, Mr. Throop was the owner of Urban Sound Exchange between 1991 and 1999. Mr. Throop has over 20 years of executive management experience in the entertainment industry. Mr. Throop serves on the Board of Directors of the Entertainment One Ltd. He is a member of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Mr. Throop is a member of the Company’s Compensation Committee. Mr. Throop’s experience in the growth of an entrepreneurial and international entertainment company which is engaged in film distribution, television and music production, programming, merchandising and licensing further strengthens the Board’s expertise in these areas.
Steve Pamon joined the Board in 2021. He most recently served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Beyoncé's management and production company, Parkwood Entertainment, where he was the architect of the wildly successful 'On the Run' tour and was awarded both a Grammy Award for "Homecoming" and a Peabody Award for the visual album "Lemonade" as Executive Producer. Prior to Parkwood Entertainment, Steve held executive positions at JPMorgan Chase & Co., the NFL and HBO, and has been widely recognized for his success managing high-performance brands across film, music, event production and more.
Pamon also sits on the board of World Wresting Entertainment ("WWE"), the board of New York Road Runners – a non-profit organization that produces more than 100 sports events each year including the famed New York City Marathon – and is a founding advisory board member for the "Launch with GS" fund, Goldman Sachs' $500 million dollar investment fund that aims to increase access to capital and connections for diverse entrepreneurs.
IMAX Corporation is one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies, specializing in immersive motion picture technologies. The worldwide IMAX® theatre network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event Hollywood films around the globe, with IMAX theatres delivering the world's best cinematic presentations using proprietary IMAX, IMAX® 3D, and IMAX DMR® technology. READ MORE