imX Communications.

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imX Communications.

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1988-2008

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imX Communications Inc. was a Halifax-based film and television production company formed in 1998 by Christopher Zimmer, the company president. His original company, Imagex, was incorporated in 1985 and was placed under the larger umbrella of imX Communications in 1998 to produce feature films, made-for-television movies, documentaries, and animation. The feature films Margaret’s Museum and New Waterford Girl received considerable critical acclaim.

Zimmer had a thorough grounding in television, advertising, and film production in New York and Los Angeles. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Film Festival, the Canadian Film and TV Producers Association, and on the Canadian Government’s Advisory Committee on Feature Films. Along with the Donovan brothers, Zimmer has played a major role in transforming Halifax into a major Canadian entertainment production centre.

imX has co-produced and fully produced feature films, animated productions, and television series and features. The company has also developed service and executive productions. It has become known for its many co-productions with international companies in the U.K., Spain, Germany, Poland, France, the U.S.A., the Netherlands, Venezuela, and Belgium. imX also had a base in St. John’s, Newfoundland for several years and was a partner in the Double Helix Animation Studios (Halifax and Sydney) and the CineSite Film & TV Production Centre (Halifax). Its productions are noted for authentic settings, Canadian stories, and their use of local and Canadian talent.

Both Zimmer and imX films have earned numerous industry awards. Some of these include over twenty-five Gemini nominations, seven Leo Awards, and awards from the Seattle International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Taos Talking Picture Film Festival, Biarritz Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, Havana International Film Festival, the Montreal Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival, and the Atlantic Film Festival. imX was bought by DHX Media in July 2008.

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