|Born||1945 (age 70–71)
|Residence||Laguna Beach, California|
|Occupation||Documentary film director and cinematographer|
He initiated the development of three cameras for the IMAX format -- the high-speed (slow-motion) camera, the industry's first lightweight camera, and the "all-weather" camera used during filming on Mount Everest.
In August 2005, MacGillivray was producing a documentary which examined the potential effects of a hurricane hitting New Orleans. By the end of the month, Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana and MacGillivray filmed the events rather than creating a hurricane simulation as originally planned.
- To the Arctic 3D (2012)
- Hollywood Don't Surf! (2010)
- Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk (2008)
- The Alps (2007)
- Hurricane on the Bayou (2006)
- Coral Reef Adventure (2003)
- Adventures in Wild California (2000)
- Dolphins (2000)
- Everest (1998)
- The Living Sea (1995)
- Beautiful Indonesia (1994)
- Speed (1984)
- The Shining (1980)
- To Fly! (1976)
- Magic Rolling Board (1976), 10-minute skateboard documentary
- The Sunshine Sea (1973)
- Five Summer Stories (1972)
- "Filmmaker was ready when Katrina hit". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2006-12-26. Retrieved 2007-01-20.
- Kevin Cahillane (October 25, 2012). "Big Blue Heart". OC in Site.
“When he died, we were on the cusp,” MacGillivray says. “A lot of things were opening up for us, and Jim was such a critical element in all of that development, particularly the Hollywood side of the business, and as both a tribute to him and a recognition of all that he had done, I kept the name. I don’t care if it’s too long. I’m never going to be Disney. MacGillivray Freeman Films is fine.”
- Liddane, Lisa (April 13, 2012). "For Laguna's Greg MacGillivray, filmmaking is a family business". Orange County Register. Retrieved 17 October 2013.