LOS ANGELES, CA and SALT LAKE CITY, UT, September 7, 2012: IMAX pioneer Kieth Merrill announced today that he has joined the newly formed Academy of Science and Arts as its Director of Internext Studios, which has been planning for several years to introduce stunning innovations in the 21st century cinematic experience.
All can hear and see a 3D audiovisual stadium together, and experience a story, a tale, a song, a drama, a comedy, an adventure, a new world like never before in history," said Kieth Merrill
Kieth is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Director's Guild of America.
He also serves on the pre-nominating committee for documentary films.
He is a director, writer, and producer, and has worked with Hollywood's major studios to create a remarkable assortment of feature motion pictures, network television productions, and commercials in a wide variety of formats.
Kieth is a two-time Academy Award Nominee, and winner of the Academy Award "Oscar" for his feature documentary "Great American Cowboy".
is the 3-time winner of the prestigious Western Heritage Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame
was nominated for an Emmy for his
direction of "Cowboys" in his
ten-hour miniseries, "Wild West" for Warner Television.
Kieth is a pioneer in the commercial large screen cinema industry.
He was a founding partner of World Odyssey, Inc., which innovated and introduced IMAX-format film technology.
With the development of the Grand Canyon IMAX theater and film project, he
introduced a new concept that has become known as "Destination Cinema".
has created many enormously successful IMAX films and been involved with design, planning, development and construction of many giant screen theaters.
is recognized as one of the leading film makers of the Giant Screen (IMAX format).
film, "Grand Canyon-The Hidden Secrets", is currently listed as one of the 25 most successful independent films in history.
Kieth is also a founding member of Audience Alliance Motion Picture Studios (AAMPS), a production company committed to motion pictures that embrace virtues and values.