LOS ANGELES, CA
September 1, 2015 – Woodland Hills-based Hollywood Software announced today that it has signed a three-year deal with multimedia production and distribution company, The Weinstein Company (TWC), to utilize Hollywood Software’s TDS software across all three of its companies—including TWC, genre label Dimension Films and multi-platform distribution arm RADiUS-TWC—to manage distribution of upcoming features. TWC, which has been using Hollywood Software’s server-based model for more than a decade, signed the deal with Hollywood Software in July.
TWC’s renewed deal with Hollywood Software comes just as the studio is gearing up to unveil the remainder of its 2015 slate with a wide variety of both commercial and prestige titles. The company will end the summer by releasing action film NO ESCAPE starring Owen Wilson, Lake Bell and Pierce Brosnan before heading to the Toronto International Film Festival to world premiere their transgender family dramedy ABOUT RAY starring Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning and Susan Sarandon. John Wells-directed chef drama BURNT, starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, will roll into theaters nationwide on October 23rd, with buzzworthy Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara-led CAROL officially entering the awards circuit on November 20th. TWC will end the year with a bang in releasing Quentin Tarantino’s latest feature THE HATEFUL EIGHT in 70mm on Christmas Day.
“Having been a long-time client, The Weinstein Company had a vast amount of data to convert in a very short amount of time,” said David Gajda, President, Hollywood Software. “We were able to complete data migration, cloud migration, training and implementation in just under a month. We’re incredibly proud of the speed with which we were able to make this conversion with absolutely no disruption to their business.”
“Hollywood Software has implemented some remarkable changes to their TDS software thanks to cloud-based technology,” said Erik Lomis, TWC President of Theatrical Distribution & Home Entertainment. “We wanted to be in a position where we could take full advantage of their great services as we head into a very exciting season. We’re truly excited about all of the innovations they’ve been making and look forward to utilizing future product improvements that the SaaS model will provide.”
ABOUT HOLLYWOOD SOFTWARE
Hollywood Software partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors by bringing enterprise software to the marketplace to run our distribution and exhibition businesses. Hollywood Software develops the tools for managing all key elements of digital theatrical distribution and exhibition. Hollywood Software’s Theatrical Distribution System (Distributor) is installed in more than 30 distribution companies in the US and Canada including 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures and Lionsgate. Our Digital Cinema Theatre Management System (TCC) product was the pioneer product in the marketplace and is currently used to manage more than 15,000 screens worldwide. Our Royalty Transaction Service (RTS) software efficiently manages complex rights licensing and royalty obligations. The Hollywood B.O.S.S system, provides resources to handle Flash, BOR and voucher processing as well as cash collections. Hollywood Software is also preparing to reintroduce its world-wide theatrical distribution system that was previously licensed to 20th Century Fox within the next month.
ABOUT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein. During Harvey and Bob’s tenure at Miramax and TWC, they have received 341 Oscar nominations and won 81 Academy Awards.
Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; SCRE4M; SPY KIDS: THE KING’S SPEECH; THE IRON LADY; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; THE MASTER; SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK; DJANGO UNCHAINED; SCARY MOVIE 5; LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER; PHILOMENA; ST. VINCENT; THE IMITATION GAME; PADDINGTON; WOMAN IN GOLD and SOUTHPAW. Upcoming releases include NO ESCAPE, ABOUT RAY, BURNT, CAROL and THE HATEFUL EIGHT.
TWC boasts an active television production division which garnered nine Emmy nominations in 2013 and five in 2014. TWC Television produces the reality powerhouse Project Runway, with its spin-off series Project Runway All Stars, Under The Gunn, and Threads. Scripted series include John Fusco’s Marco Polo with Netflix, going into its second season. Other recent TWC television productions include Mob Wives, Million Dollar Shoppers, Rodeo Girls, Cement Heads and Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor. Scripted projects in development include War & Peace, Ten Commandments and Daniel Stashower’s The Hour Of Peril. TWC also developed Nanny Diaries and produced The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.
Larry McCourt, SVP Sales and Marketing, Hollywood Software Inc., 818.961.0792
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