SK Films is an award-winning content provider and a global leader in the IMAX®/Giant Screen industry.
SK works across many different genres and platforms, including theatrical, television and digital media, with a special emphasis on creating high impact natural history and science related content. In 2023 SK Films is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary and has a longstanding reputation as one of the most accomplished and respected producers and distributors supplying 3D, 2D and Dome product to IMAX® and other Giant Screen theaters around the world.
SK was founded in 1998 in partnership with IMAX® co-founder Robert Kerr by Jonathan Barker, one of the most experienced executives in the worldwide Giant Screen industry and one of Canada’s most accomplished film and television executives. The company is led by CEO Wendy MacKeigan, who has over 30 years of experience in the industry, with an emphasis on feature film.
HHMI Tangled Bank Studios
HHMI Tangled Bank Studios was founded in 2012 by the HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE as an extension of our longstanding commitment to science education. HHMI is the largest private nonprofit supporter of science education and life science research in the United States. More than 30 HHMI scientists have won the NOBEL PRIZE – more than any other country in the world.
With the trust of and access to the scientific community, HHMI Tangled Bank Studios is uniquely positioned to shine a light on some of the most significant scientific and societal challenges - and breakthroughs - of our time. Our films have tracked major biomedical advances such as the inside story of the race for the COVID vaccine and the prospect of ending the HIV epidemic in America.
We select our projects based on the power of a story, its scientific and societal importance, and the project’s potential for impact. We focus primarily, but not exclusively, on the life sciences, and prioritize around four main themes. Our highest priority is stories that illustrate what can be done to halt and reverse the loss of biodiversity.
Oceanic Films specialize in making wildlife films at sea, telling dramatic and engaging stories from above and below the waves. We have a deep understanding of the oceans and passion for telling stories about marine wildlife and the many challenges facing the health of our seas today. Oceanic Films was established by Hugh Pearson, an EMMY and BAFTA award-winning director and world leader at producing and directing ocean wildlife films; Hugh has a First-Class degree in Marine Biology and over two decades experience of filming at sea.
This project was made possible thanks to NSF DRL 2115860, which helped fund film production, science advisory input, educational outreach development, and project evaluation.
California Science Center
The California Science Center is a dynamic destination where families, school groups, adults and even young children can explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films. Located in historic Exposition Park, the Science Center is comprised of the Howard F. Ahmanson Building, containing permanent and special exhibit galleries, and the Wallis Annenberg Building for Science Learning and Innovation, used for educational and professional development programs.