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Hurricane, Alps Receive 7 GSCA Nods


Written by: MacGillivray Freeman Films
Date: June 14, 2007

MacGillivray Freeman Films receive nominations in Best Film and Best Cinematography categories.


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Hurricane on the Bayou and The Alps Receive Seven GSCA Film Award Nominations Including Best Film and Best Cinematography

Laguna Beach, California, June 14, 2007 -- MacGillivray Freeman Films is pleased to announce that HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU and THE ALPS have received a combined seven nominations for this year's annual GSCA Film Achievement Awards, the most nominations ever received by a distributor in a single year.

Hurricane on the Bayou was nominated for four awards: Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, and Best Film for Lifelong Learning. The Alps was nominated for three awards: Best Film, Best Cinematography, and Best Sound.

The nominations are voted on by members of the Giant Screen Cinema Association. There are twelve finalists this year for the four awards presented to original giant screen films. The awards will be announced at the annual GSCA conference in September.

"Our team is deeply humbled by these honors and this recognition from the GSCA members," said Greg MacGillivray, producer/director and president of MacGillivray Freeman Films. "Our talented production and distribution staff members worked night and day to get both productions completed within several months of each other, and so to be honored in this way by our peers is just a joy. We thank all the members who voted for our films."

Adds Mike Lutz, Director of Distribution at MacGillivray Freeman Films Distribution Company, "We are extremely proud to be associated with these films and the messages they share with the public. We know that their success is not possible without the giant screen theatres that support them and all our past releases. This recognition by the members of the GSCA truly energizes our whole team as we forge ahead with our new films in production, Grand Canyon Adventure and Return to Everest."

Winner of the La Géode Film Festival Youth Prize and an Accolade Award for Excellence, Hurricane on the Bayou is the emotional portrayal of Louisiana's endangered coastline and the impact of Hurricane Katrina told through the personal stories of four New Orleans musicians affected by the storm. Narrated by Meryl Streep and produced/directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Greg MacGillivray, Hurricane on the Bayou was produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation with executive producer Audubon Nature Institute and presented by The Weather Channel. The film features the varied musical styles of New Orleans with a soundtrack that highlights the artists Tab Benoit, Amanda Shaw, The Neville Brothers, Doctor John, Fats Domino, Marva Wright and Allen Toussaint.

Set amid Europe's greatest mountain range, The Alps is the moving family story of one man's personal journey to climb the Eiger and reconnect with the father he lost as a boy. Produced by Greg MacGillivray and directed by Stephen Judson, The Alps was produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films and presented by Holcim and Switzerland Tourism in association with Four Eyes 4iS. The Alps is narrated by Michael Gambon and features the music of Queen.

Hurricane on the Bayou and The Alps are now playing in giant screen theatres worldwide. For more information about the films and theatre locations visit and, or download free podcasts at

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