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Producer Profile: Lorne Orleans

Occupation: Producer
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Born in Montreal, Lorne Orleans majored in Communication Studies at Concordia University before setting out to learn his trade, working on music videos, television commercials, movies of the week, features and documentaries. Currently IMAX's Vice President of Film Production, Lorne has worked exclusively in the world of large format filmmaking for more than 15 years. His first 15/70 production was the 1986 Stephen Low documentary BEAVERS, on which he was given the grand title of Head Animal Wrangler. 

In addition to overseeing IMAX's corporate film production activity, Lorne has taken on the roles of Line Producer, Producer and Executive in Charge of Production on such diverse projects as FLOWERS IN THE SKY, the first film shot using the unique IMAX Magic Carpet process and first shown at EXPO '90 in Osaka, Japan, MOUNTAIN GORILLA, shot on location in Rwanda, FIRES OF KUWAIT, which received an Academy-Award nomination and ASTEROID ADVENTURE, IMAX's first movie ride shot with the revolutionary IMAX HD technology.  Additional producing credits include WHALESONG, THE HIDDEN DIMENSION, GALAPAGOS, CHINA: THE PANDA ADVENTURE, APOLLO 13: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE and STARS WARS EPISODE 2 ATTACK OF THE CLONES: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE.

Orleans' most recent project was executive-producing the television documentary "Carry Me Home: The Story & Music of the Nathaniel Dett Chorale," which won a Gemini Award, the Canadian equivalent of the Emmys.

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