SBD/23/Sports Media

THE OLYMPIC GAMES: PLAYING AT AN IMAX THEATRE NEAR YOU?

          Film producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy --
     "best known for their involvement in" such films as "Who
     Framed Roger Rabbit?" and "Jurassic Park" -- have signed a
     deal to make "the first large-format films about the Olympic
     Games," according to Kirk Honeycutt of the HOLLYWOOD
     REPORTER.  The Kennedy/Marshall Co. announced it will
     partner with PA-based EMC Films Inc. to make two Imax films,
     one on the '98 Winter Games in Nagano and another focusing
     on the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.  "Olympic Glory," the film
     based on the Winter Games will be shot at the Games in
     February and released in November '98.  It will be directed
     by Oscar-winning documentarian Kieth Merrill and will run 40
     minutes, with a budget estimated at $6.5M.  Six Imax camera
     crews will cover the Nagano Games.  Marshall, a member of
     the USOC's Executive Board, said that he "hopes" to direct
     the Sydney 2000 film.  EMC Films CEO Hilary Grinker said
     that EMC has also secured "the right of first refusal on all
     subsequent" Olympic Games (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 9/23).  

Return to top

Related Topics:

Media, USOC

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug