IMAX Entertainment President Megan Colligan Hires Mo Rhim and James Toney in
Newly Created Roles Focused on Enhancing Content Strategy and Accelerating Growth
LOS ANGELES, CA – June 13, 2019 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced the addition of two Senior Vice Presidents to its IMAX Entertainment division, tasked with enhancing the Company’s content strategy and the immersive experiences offered across its global platform throughout more than 80 territories worldwide.
Mo Rhim and James Toney both join IMAX as Senior Vice President, in newly created roles where they will oversee content strategy, partnerships and innovation for the IMAX Entertainment division. Rhim and Toney, having worked with Paramount Pictures and 21st Century Fox respectively, bring deep experience in helping global brands create new experiences and build deeper connections with consumers through technology. At IMAX, they will focus on strengthening the Company’s core business through creative partnerships and programming that leverage its platform. They will also explore initiatives to enhance the Company’s direct relationship with its consumers, and apply data and insights to drive growth. Rhim and Toney will report directly to Megan Colligan, President, IMAX Entertainment and EVP IMAX Corp.
“As audiences drive record box office across IMAX theatres worldwide, artists throughout culture increasingly want to leverage our platform to create new, immersive experiences for their fans,” said Colligan. “Mo and James each bring a deep understanding of the intersection of entertainment and technology and a strong vision for the way our creative partners can harness the power of IMAX.”
Most recently, Mo Rhim served as the Senior Vice President, International Digital Marketing at Paramount Pictures, working across regional and territory offices on all international theatrical releases. At Paramount, Rhim built a team and developed new digital strategies and operational frameworks and leveraged her expertise in the latest data and marketing technology. Earlier, Rhim spent 11 years at Google, working across five offices helping to found and grow several teams. Most recently, she was the Head of Industry, Media & Entertainment North America, overseeing all DoubleClick Platforms and leading several first-of-kind global deals while empowering organizations to utilize technology platforms to drive business outcomes.
“At a time when people are craving to be a part of something, to gather and share magical experiences, IMAX is in a unique position to deliver amazing stories and events at scale,” said Rhim. “I look forward to joining the IMAX team to help explore new opportunities and partnerships that can utilize IMAX’s world-class technology and creativity to bring the best entertainment experience to consumers.”
Previously, James Toney served as the Senior Vice President of Technology and Innovation for 21st Century Fox, setting the studio’s strategy around emerging technology. At Fox, Toney spearheaded initiatives focused on big data, leveraging AI to enhance the creative process, and developing new business ideas.
“IMAX has always been a leading innovation partner for the most ambitious filmmakers,” said Toney. “I’m excited for the opportunity to help broaden the Company’s partnerships to other kinds of creative visionaries using the power of The IMAX Experience® to deliver unforgettable experiences to audiences around the world.”
Before working at Fox, Toney co-founded and served as Chief Strategist for Sew, an award-winning L.A.-based creative agency (acquired by Ready Set Rocket). He led brand, marketing, technology, and strategy projects for Fortune 1000 brands like Verizon, Ford, Gap, and Pernod Ricard. In 2015, James was named to Forbes 30 under 30 list for his Marketing achievements with Sew. Toney is also a founding member of the Creative Alliance, a consortium of agencies that worked in partnership with the Obama White House to advance civic engagement.
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 theatres 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 March 31, 2019, there were 1,514 IMAX theatre systems (1,420 commercial multiplexes, 14 commercial destinations, 80 institutional) operating in 81 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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This press release contains forward looking statements that are based on IMAX management's assumptions and existing information and involve certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in IMAX’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.