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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

8949 Wilshire Boulevard

Beverly Hills, California 90211

United States

Company Description

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards - in which the member ... more

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Brigham Young University

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Kieth W. Merrill (born May 22, 1940)[2] is an American filmmaker who has worked as a writer, director, and producer in the film industry since 1967. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Directors Guild of America, and received an Academy Award for The Great American Cowboy (1973) and a nomination for Amazon (1997). He is a founding partner of Odyssey, which pioneered IMAX-format film technology. He is also a founding member of Audience Alliance Motion Picture Studios, a production company committed to highly entertaining motion pictures that embrace virtues and values. AAMPS is a growing broad based membership organization giving "card carrying members" the opportunity to weigh in on scripts and go behind the scenes of AAMPS motion pictures.

Merrill is the son of the Utah artist and landscape architect, David Merrill and playwright and actress, Leola Green Merrill.


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KIETH 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. He 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". He is the 3-time winner of the prestigious Western Heritage Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. He 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 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". Kieth has created many enormously successful IMAX films and been involved with design, planning, development and construction of many giant screen theaters. He is recognized as one of the leading film makers of the Giant Screen (IMAX format). His 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. He 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. He received the Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Award from BYU when he delivered the commencement address to the BYU College of Fine Arts and Communications in 2007. Kieth is a published author of fiction.


FIRM Foundation - The Foundation for Indigenous Research and Mormonism

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Kieth Merrill is a writer, producer and director of motion pictures. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Director's Guild of America. He is a two-time Oscar Nominee and winner of an Academy Award for his film, The Great American Cowboy. His films have received numerous festival honors and other awards including an Emmy nomination. Most members of the Church are familiar with Kieth's work-if not his name-because of the First Presidency Project Films he created for the Legacy Theater on Temple Square in Salt Lake City titled LEGACY and THE TESTAMENTS. He also directed Mr. Krueger's Christmas, a church classic familiar to many. Kieth confesses that "there is no such thing as retirement for moviemakers" and he remains active in creating motion pictures. He is the chief creative officer and co-founder of Audience Alliance Motion Picture Studios, a film company dedicated to the production of highly entertaining films in all genre's that embrace virtues and values.
In recent times, Kieth wrote and directed the Youth Cultural Celebration to commemorate the dedication of the Sacramento Temple. The production was staged in the massive ARCO Arena and involved 5000 youth from 81 stakes. Kieth is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the former president of the BYU Alumni Association . He is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Brigham Young University. He served as missionary in Denmark, and describes himself as a country boy from the farmlands of Utah lucky enough to marry a "sophisticated, city-slicker, California dream-girl"...his BYU Sweetheart, Dagny. Kieth and Dagny have been married 44 years and reside in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California.


FIRM Foundation - The Foundation for Indigenous Research and Mormonism

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About Kieth Merrill

Kieth Merrill is a writer, producer and director of motion pictures. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Director's Guild of America. He is a two-time Oscar Nominee and winner of an Academy Award for his film, The Great American Cowboy. His films have received numerous festival honors and other awards including an Emmy nomination.
Most members of the Church are familiar with Merrill's work-if not his name-because of the First Presidency Project Films he created for the Legacy Theater on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. LEGACY and THE TESTAMENTS.
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Merrill confesses that "there is no such thing as retirement for moviemakers" and he remains active in creating motion pictures. Brother Merrill is the chief creative officer and co-founder of Audience Alliance Motion Picture Studios, a film company dedicated to the production of highly entertaining films in all genre that embrace virtues and values.
In recent times, Merrill wrote and directed the Youth Cultural Celebration to commemorate the dedication of the Sacramento Temple. The production was staged in the massive ARCO Arena and involved 5000 youth from 81 stakes. Merrill is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the former president of BYU Alumni Association . He is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Brigham Young University. Merrill served as missionary in Denmark. He describes himself as a country boy from the farmlands of Utah lucky enough to marry a "sophisticated, city-slicker, California dream-girl". His BYU Sweetheart, Dagny. Kieth and Dagny have been married 44 years and reside in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California.


FIRM Foundation - The Foundation for Indigenous Research and Mormonism

firmlds.org [cached]

About Kieth Merrill

Kieth Merrill is a writer, producer and director of motion pictures. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Director's Guild of America. He is a two-time Oscar Nominee and winner of an Academy Award for his film, The Great American Cowboy. His films have received numerous festival honors and other awards including an Emmy nomination.
Most members of the Church are familiar with Merrill's work-if not his name-because of the First Presidency Project Films he created for the Legacy Theater on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. LEGACY and THE TESTAMENTS.
...
Merrill confesses that "there is no such thing as retirement for moviemakers" and he remains active in creating motion pictures. Brother Merrill is the chief creative officer and co-founder of Audience Alliance Motion Picture Studios, a film company dedicated to the production of highly entertaining films in all genre that embrace virtues and values.
In recent times, Merrill wrote and directed the Youth Cultural Celebration to commemorate the dedication of the Sacramento Temple. The production was staged in the massive ARCO Arena and involved 5000 youth from 81 stakes. Merrill is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the former president of BYU Alumni Association . He is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Brigham Young University. Merrill served as missionary in Denmark. He describes himself as a country boy from the farmlands of Utah lucky enough to marry a "sophisticated, city-slicker, California dream-girl". His BYU Sweetheart, Dagny. Kieth and Dagny have been married 44 years and reside in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California.

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