The Laguna Beach-based large-format movie company celebrates a half century
Heralded as one of the greatest surfing films of all time, Greg MacGillivray and Jim Freeman's laid back Five Summer Stories is not really a collection of five summer stories but a cinematic time capsule of the surfing sights and sounds of the early 1970s. It gets a retrospective screening with a pa ... More >>
MacGillivray Freeman Films, the Laguna Beach makers of some of IMAX's most successful documentaries including Everest, The Living Sea and the upcoming Journey to the South Pacific, is celebrating its 50th year in the biz. That milestone is actually being celebrated with events at the Newport Beach ... More >>
I am so sorry I could not work in a preview of the "Surfin' Summer" series screening at the historic Regency Lido Theatre in Newport Beach before June 29 because that morning's kick-off film, Step Into Liquid, is my favorite of the bunch. But also step out of the liquid and into John Milius' Big Wed ... More >>
MacGillivray Freeman Films, the Laguna Beach-based maker of large-format documentaries that lean toward capturing beautiful nature scenes, has reached an agreement with IMAX to jointly finance, market and distribute four films. Up first under the deal is a film set in the exotic cluster of Indonesia ... More >>
First, it was a documentary from MacGillivray Freeman Films winning awards.Now, it's the campaign that sprang the Laguna Beach company's film To the Arctic that is taking honors.
To the Arctic, MacGillivray Freeman Films' breathtaking 3D IMAX documentary about living beings dealing with climate change at the top of the world, recently won two top prizes at the 2012 Giant Screen Cinema Association Achievement Awards.Produced and directed by the Laguna Beach company's co-found ... More >>
After witnessing a polar bear mother protect her two cubs--in 3D--from dangers posed by ever-changing elements in the Arctic wilderness, To the Arctic narrator Meryl Streep suggests that mankind do a better job of mothering the region's wildlife by doing what we can to slow down glaciers and ice fie ... More >>
Greg MacGillivray of MacGillivray Freeman Films in Laguna Beach shares his life story tonight at a Laguna Canyon Conservancy fundraiser. Besides his company's many achievements--which include two Oscar nominations, the highest-grossing large-screen format film of all time (Everest) and $1 billion ... More >>
Greg MacGillivrayGreg MacGillivray and Jim Freeman founded MacGillivray Freeman Films in the mid-1960s, and the Laguna Beach-based company has been making large-format films, documentaries on the natural world mostly, ever since.Freeman was tragically killed in a Sierra Nevada helicopter crash in ... More >>
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