New York, NY, – Feb. 22, 2012 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) today announced the appointment of Andrew Cripps as President, Europe, Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”). In this role, Cripps will be responsible for the expansion of IMAX’s theatre network in these regions and will work closely with the Company’s Filmed Entertainment division to identify international local-language IMAX DMR® and distribution opportunities. Cripps was also named Executive Vice President of IMAX Corp.
Cripps joins IMAX from London-based Paramount Pictures International, where he had been President since January 2007. Previously, Cripps was President and COO of UIP, a joint venture distribution company between Paramount and Universal. He joined UIP in 1986 as Executive Assistant to the General Manager, Japan, and was later promoted to the roles of Vice-President Sales, South East Asia and Senior Vice-President, International Sales. Cripps spent 19 years in Japan and speaks fluent Japanese. (more…)