WILMINGTON, DELAWARE--(Marketwire - Nov. 21, 2012) - TMM, Inc. (PINKSHEETS:TMMI) ("TMMI" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of filmmaker Garrett Brown to its advisory board, effective November 1st, 2012.
Garrett Brown is the inventor of the Oscar-winning Steadicam™ camera stabilizer that allows cameramen to film while walking without the shaking and jostling of a handheld camera. He used it to shoot over a hundred movies including Rocky, The Shining, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Philadelphia, and Return of The Jedi. He has worked with such directors as Woody Allen, Hal Ashby, John Alvidsen, Warren Beatty, Jonathan Demme, Terry Gilliam, Stanley Kubrick, Mike Nichols, Frank Oz, John Schlesinger, Martin Scorcese and Steven Spielberg.
Mr. Brown was the recipient of Oscar for Scientific and Technical Achievement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his invention of the Steadicam.
He holds 50 patents worldwide for camera devices including: Steadicam Merlin, a miniature version for camcorders; Skycam, the robot camera that flies on wires over sporting events; Mobycam, the underwater camera that chases the swimmers at the Olympics; the Emmy-award-winning Divecam and the ultra-light aerial film camera called SuperFlyCam. His new zeroG technology "floats" tools and reduces workplace injuries.
He made his way by innovation: as an admen in the 60's, a filmmaker and inventor in the 70's, a clandestine radio humorist in the 80's and an industry-changing sports videographer in the 90's, Garrett has recorded for MGM as a folksinger, made TV commercials, shot films for "Sesame Street, and was the other half of the famous ad-lib radio duo for American Express and Molson Beer which was named by Ad Age as one of 100 "Best Ad Campaigns of the Century".
A member of the American Society of Cinematographers, the Directors Guild, the Screen Actors Guild and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Garrett has been inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. His popular lecture on "The Moving Camera" has been seen at film schools and festivals around the world, including the Media Lab at MIT.
ON BEHALF OF THE TMMI BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF TMM, INC.:
GERARD V. CAVANAUGH, CHAIRMAN AND PRESIDENT
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