D3D CINEMA

The D3D Team

Our team is comprised of museum cinema veterans, combining decades of experience in both museum film production and non-profit museum theater operation.


Don Kempf - President and Founder

Don Kempf is President and Founder of D3D Cinema.  Don started D3D with a mission to bring enriching and impactful theatrical experiences to audiences worldwide and with a belief that D3D can play a leading role in the exciting expansion of digital 3D theaters at museums and other destinations around the world.  Don is also President and Co-Founder of Giant Screen Films, one of the world’s leading large-format film production companies.  Don lives in the Chicago area with his wife and three boys.

Andy Wood - Senior Vice President

Andy oversees business strategy, project development and theater partnerships for D3D, serves as a producer on D3D’s original productions, and played an integral role in the company’s establishment.  Andy joined D3D’s large-format/IMAX sister company Giant Screen Films in 2006 and serves in a similar business development and film production capacity for both companiesPrior to D3D and GSF, Andy served as Director of Business Operations at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia where he managed multiple theatrical venues.  With degrees in Zoology and Film Production from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, he is passionate about natural history documentary film making.

Mark Katz - Senior Vice President, Film Distribution and Business Development

Industry veteran Mark Katz joined D3D Cinema to the assist in the company’s museum theater development efforts, including through its Cinefolio program. For almost 30 years, Mark has released and distributed more diverse and original films than anyone in the history of the giant screen and museum cinema industry. He was most recently President of Distribution for National Geographic Studios since 2006. Prior to National Geographic, Katz headed up distribution for nWave Pictures from 1998-2005, was VP of Sales for Sony Pictures Classics from 1994-1998 and managed Film Distribution for Imax Corp. from 1988-1993. Katz is also a past Chairman of the Board for the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA).

Derek Threinen - Vice President, Film Distribution & Business Development

A 15-year veteran of the giant-screen film industry, Derek oversees the conversion from film-based to D3D systems in large-format theaters around the world.  He began his career in theater operations, managing international institutional joint-ventures for SimEx.  He then served as theater director for IMAX Corporation at Boston’s New England Aquarium before moving on to National Geographic’s Cinema Ventures group, where he oversaw film marketing and outreach activities.  Most recently, Derek served as a theater and film development consultant for several of the industry's most prestigious museums, including Smithsonian Enterprises, the National Museum of American History and the Montreal Science Centre.

Domingo Escutia Muñoz - Director of Sales & Distribution, Europe

Based in Valencia, Spain, Domingo leads D3D’s European office, directing new theater sales, digital system integrations and film distribution in Europe.  He is a longtime museum veteran, having worked in business administration for 13 years at Valencia’s distinguished City of Arts and Sciences museum and L’Hemisfèric, catering to over 3 million public and schools visitors. Managing a staff of 120 museum professionals, Domingo oversaw all programming, exhibitions, and operations in the museum and theaters, including an IMAX Dome, 3D digital venue, and planetarium.  He has an Executive MBA from ESIC Business & Marketing School and has long shared a passion for cinematography and motion pictures, working from a young age alongside his father in the family photography shop.

Art Mercurio - Vice President of Technical Services

Art came to D3D in 2009, bringing over 15 years of experience in presentation technology, film, and museum management.  After working as a technician and live sound engineer, he spent 8 years at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia where he was the Director of Theaters and Technical Services.  Art's background provides a solid understanding of the benefits and challenges that museums and other institutions face with rapidly changing technology.  As Vice President of Technical Services for D3D, he oversees theater design and integration, production services, and systems support.

Scott Fauteux, CTS - Director of Sales and Support

Scott brings over 10 years of experience in the audio/visual and media production industry.  After graduating from Temple University with a degree in Broadcast Communications, Scott spent the next 3 years at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia working as Manager of Theater Operations and Technical Services.  In addition to museum management, he has experience as a broadcast video editor and educational technologist.  Scott’s diverse background provides a unique perspective on all aspects of digital 3D cinema, from pre-production to the projection booth. 

Andrew Demarest - Manager of Operations and Support

Andrew joined D3D Cinema in 2013 as Manager of Operations and Support, providing an even greater diversity of skills to the D3D Cinema roster. A graduate of Northeastern University, Andrew runs the day-to-day operations of the D3D technical office along with serving as project manager for theater system installations.  Prior to joining the D3D team, Andrew spent 11 years in the events management and logistics industry.