Kieth W. Merrill
Kieth is the Director of the Academy Film Studios and member of the Academy Board of Directors.
He is leading the launch of Academy Film Studios and will manage the development of its educational instruction programs and services.
Kieth is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Director's Guild of America.
serves from time to time 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.
has been intimately involved in the incubation and innovation of the IMAX-format film industry.
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 President and CEO of KM Productions.
has been a business man for over 30 years with incredible success in a diverse range of projects.
He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Southern Virginia University and president of the BYU Alumni Association.
received the Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Award from BYU
delivered the commencement address to the BYU College of Fine Arts and Communications
is a published author of fiction.