Why distribute your film with us?

We are passionately committed to bringing films of the highest quality and the most advanced technical standards to audiences all around the world.

  • More than 45 years of experience in specialized film distribution of both our own films and other films that meet our high standards
  • Committed to promoting the growth and success of the giant-screen industry
  • Offer the largest independent giant-screen film library in the world, with a collection of more than 35 award-winning films from internationally renowned directors

Award-winning campaigns.

We have a proven reputation for customer service and innovative marketing. It’s backed by seven Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) Best Marketing Campaign by a Distributor awards—more than any other film distributor in the industry.

At the top of our game.

Relationships

We have long-standing relationships with 250 of the world’s leading IMAX and giant-screen cinemas worldwide. Our sales and marketing staff know the theatres and theatre directors, as well as their programming and marketing needs.

Formats

In response to the growing popularity of special venue films around the world, some of our 15/70mm films are available in 8/70mm, 10/70mm formats and digital cinema formats. In every format, we’ve established a reputation in the industry for producing superior quality prints and soundtracks. That quality reputation now extends to DVD, HDDVD, Blu-ray and HDTV releases.

Returns

Since MacGillivray Freeman Films releases one to two films each year, we can assure a powerful negotiation position with theatre clients, thus achieving the highest lease fees and percentage of box office possible. Film after film, everywhere in the world, we have for the past 15 years commanded the highest return for the films we represent.

Custom Campaigns

Each and every film release is supported with a comprehensive array of marketing, public relations and educational services, created by time-tested experts. Each film is approached uniquely and in ways that seek to maximize the opportunities and potential of that project.

A team you can count on.

The most experienced sales and marketing team in the industry.

Bob Harman
Bob Harman
Director of Distribution
Bob Harman began his career at MacGillivray Freeman Films in 1997, following 8 years as President of Lee and Associates Commercial Real Estate Services in Irvine, California. Prior to that he was the Western Regional Sales Manager for Xerox Medical Systems in Pasadena, California.
Lori Rick
Lori Rick
Senior Director of Marketing & Communications
Lori joined MacGillivray in 1998 following a 10-year career in book publishing. She is responsible for all aspects of the company’s corporate and film marketing. In addition to developing each film’s marketing campaign, she also works with corporate and NGO partners, including Coca Cola, Teva, Porsche and World Wildlife Fund, to activate their film campaigns.
Mary Jane Dodge
Mary Jane Dodge
Director of Theatre Marketing & Development
A veteran of the giant screen industry, Mary Jane began working with Greg back in 1980 when she launched To Fly! in her first IMAX theatre. For 20 years, she worked on the theatre side of the industry, overseeing the successful launch and operation of numerous IMAX theatres including Boston’s Museum of Science and the Denver Museum of Natural History...
Jeff Girard
Jeff Girard
Design Director
Since 1991, Jeff has helped develop the visual identity of MacGillivray Freeman Films, producing award-winning print and digital products including film posters, websites, educational guides and marketing materials. Jeff is a true renaissance man who design skills extend to glassblowing, pottery, jewelry making and woodworking.
Chip Bartlett
Chip Bartlett
Director of Distribution Media & Technology
Chip oversees physical distribution of all company film prints, as well as the transfer to Blu-ray, DVD and television. Chip began his career in live news and sports after attending the USC’s Annenberg School for Communication.
Shauna Badheka
Shauna Badheka
Distribution Coordinator
Growing up next to Bob Harman, Shauna has been a fan of MacGillivray Freeman Films for as long as she can remember. She studied Marine Science and Conservation at Berkeley and joined the distribution team in 2014.
Doña Harman
Doña Harman
Sales Representative
Doña joined the Distribution team in 2015, but feels like she’s been here longer—for the past 18 years, she’s followed her husband, Bob, around in the industry and “talked shop” with him over a glass of wine at the end of each day.

Innovators in distribution.

We’ve always been at the forefront of new technology, and we have led the industry in dollars returned from new media outlets. And we won’t stop pushing forward.

Let’s work together.

We are the leading distributor in the giant-screen industry. We can help your film succeed.