Phil Groves is the writer and producer of the IMAX documentary ASTEROID HUNTERS. Prior to becoming a film producer, he was the EVP of Worldwide Distribution for the IMAX Corporation.
During Groves’ tenure at IMAX, he successfully brought IMAX’s slate of Hollywood blockbuster event films to IMAX screens around the world, beginning with the very first day and date release of an IMAX DMR title, Matrix Revolutions. In 2016, he was honored with the CinemaCon Passepartout Award for his “dedication and commitment to the international marketplace.” Additionally, he increased the reach of IMAX documentaries to more multiplex and institutional IMAX screens worldwide.
Before IMAX, Groves was Vice President of Film for Loews Cineplex, spending over 20 years buying film for this national exhibition chain as well as Cineplex Odeon, and General Cinema.
Prior to his executive film career, Groves earned screenwriting credits and storyboarded a number of films including the comedy classic Airplane!; he also created on-screen graphics for the television program Wall Street Journal Consumer Newsline, and published comic books which he authored and illustrated.