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Rentrak Acquires Hollywood Software, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA

January 27th, 2016 – Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced it has acquired Hollywood Software, Inc. (HSI), a Los Angeles-based company that develops enterprise software for managing key elements of the digital movie distribution and exhibition industries.

Rentrak’s acquisition of HSI advances its mission to provide highly valuable, never-before-seen analytic tools to the motion picture industry. By combining Rentrak’s movie and television intelligence—including Video on Demand viewing information—with Hollywood Software’s studio and theater planning systems, this partnership will give movie studios an enhanced scope of a film’s success and revenue streams by providing a more comprehensive understanding of a film’s total viewership over its lifespan.

“Rentrak’s acquisition of Hollywood Software advances our commitment to the movie industry by continuing to provide products that enable studios and theaters to drive movie attendance and provide an enhanced movie-going experience,” said Ron Giambra, president of Rentrak’s worldwide movie measurement business.

“I am excited to join the Rentrak team to help develop new systems that optimize the talents of both market-leading companies,” said Hollywood Software’s David Gajda.

Hollywood Software’s Theatrical Distribution System (TDS) is installed in more than 30 studios in the US and Canada including 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures and Lionsgate. Its Digital Cinema Theatre Management System (TCC) product is currently used to manage more than 15,000 screens worldwide.

Rentrak’s global footprint in 64 countries across five continents will provide the optimal platform to expand Hollywood Software’s products and services to the rest of the world.

About Rentrak
Rentrak (NASDAQ:  RENT) is the entertainment and marketing industries’ premier provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, precisely measuring actual viewing behavior of movies and TV everywhere. Using our proprietary intelligence and technology, combined with Advanced Demographics, only Rentrak is the census currency for VOD and movies. Rentrak provides the stable and robust audience measurement services that movie, television and advertising professionals across the globe have come to rely on to better deliver their business goals and more precisely target advertising across numerous platforms including box office, multiscreen television and home video. For more information on Rentrak, please visit www.rentrak.com.

About Hollywood Software

Hollywood Software partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors by bringing enterprise software to the marketplace to run their 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 is installed in more than 30 distribution companies in the US and Canada including 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures and Lionsgate. Their Digital Cinema Theatre Management System product was the pioneer product in the marketplace and is currently used to manage more than 15,000 screens worldwide. For more info, follow us on Twitter (@hollywoodhsi) and at LinkedIn.

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Contact for Rentrak:
Antoine Ibrahim
Office: (646) 722-1561
E-mail: aibrahim@rentrak.com

Our Indie Distributor Clients Garnered 44 Out of 47 Oscar® Noms for 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA

January 15, 2016 – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.®) announced the nominees for the 88th Annual Oscars® yesterday, and we’ve been doing some research about the results.

Here are some interesting statistics:

  • Our clients’ films were recognized with a total of 70 Oscar® nominations this year!
  • Of the Independent studios nominated for 2016 Oscars®, 94% (44 of 47) are Hollywood Software clients.
  • All five 2016 Lead Actor Oscar® Nominees star in films distributed using our software.
  • Every film boasting a 2016 Oscar®-Nominated Actress (Lead and Supporting) was distributed on our software.

 

The Oscar® ceremony is just one month away! Have you seen ALL the nominated films & performances? If not, visit a theatre near you, ASAP!

Best of luck to all our clients!

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD SOFTWARE

Hollywood Software partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors by bringing enterprise software to the marketplace to run their 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 is installed in more than 30 distribution companies in the US and Canada including 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures and Lionsgate. Their Digital Cinema Theatre Management System product was the pioneer product in the marketplace and is currently used to manage more than 15,000 screens worldwide. For more info, follow us on Twitter (@hollywoodhsi) and at LinkedIn.

MARKETING CONTACT:
Larry McCourt, SVP Sales and Marketing, Hollywood Software Inc.
(818) 961-0792
Larry.McCourt@hollywoodsoftware.com

Hollywood Software Clients 70%+ of SAG & Golden Globe Nominations in 2015

LOS ANGELES, CA

December 11, 2015 – It’s awards season in Hollywood! Both the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) and Golden Globe Award nominations were announced in recent days, and it turns out that more than 70% of the nominations given in 2015 by both SAG and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), were our exclusive Hollywood Software clients.

The Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) Awards are presented by the SAG-AFTRA Unions, and are the only one of the televised awards shows to exclusively honor performers. It presents thirteen awards for acting in film and television focusing on both individual performances, as well as on the work of the entire ensemble of a drama series and comedy series, and the cast of a motion picture. Voters for these awards are all active, performing members of the Union, numbering more than 100,000 members strong. Check out their website for the Full List of Nominees.

The Golden Globe Awards are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a non-profit organization which has donated over $21.6 million over the past 27 years alone to entertainment-related charities, helping to fund arts and technical scholarships for new film & television professionals. Members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association represent some 55 countries with a combined readership of more than 250 million. Each year members interview more than 400 actors, directors, writers and producers, as well as reporting from film sets and seeing more than 300 films. Members also attend film festivals in other countries in order to seek out interesting and innovative foreign language films and establish cultural bonds with directors, actors, jurors and fellow journalists around the world. Check out their website for the Full List of Nominees.

So once again, congratulations to all the nominees!

“We’re thrilled we got the chance to help you on your journey to success.”

 – David W. Gadja, Hollywood Software Executive Chairman

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD SOFTWARE

Hollywood Software partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors by bringing enterprise software to the marketplace to run their 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 is installed in more than 30 distribution companies in the US and Canada including 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures and Lionsgate. Their Digital Cinema Theatre Management System product was the pioneer product in the marketplace and is currently used to manage more than 15,000 screens worldwide. For more info, follow us on Twitter (@hollywoodhsi) and at LinkedIn.

MARKETING CONTACT:
Larry McCourt, SVP Sales and Marketing, Hollywood Software Inc.
(818) 961-0792
Larry.McCourt@hollywoodsoftware.com

Hollywood Software Signs Exclusive Distributor 3.0 Deal With Pure Flix

Pure Flix Entertainment To Employ Hollywood Software’s Distributor 3.0 Software Exclusively For Its Upcoming Releases

LOS ANGELES, CA

Click Here to Set Up a DemoNovember 18, 2015 – Woodland Hills-based Hollywood Software announced today that it has signed a deal with Pure Flix Entertainment to exclusively utilize Hollywood Software’s new Distributor 3.0 software for all upcoming film releases, including the much anticipated “God’s Not Dead 2: He’s Surely Alive.” The sequel to the $60 million grossing 2014 film hits theaters on Easter of 2016 and will feature a slew of cameos. The sequel to the faith-based mega-hit stars Melissa Joan Hart, who is best known for her roles in the TV series “Clarissa Explains It All” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.”

Founded in 2005 by Michael Scott, David A.R. White, Russell Wolfe and Elizabeth Travis, Pure Flix has become the largest Christian entertainment production and distribution studio in the world. Their recent theatrical successes include “God’s Not Dead,” “Do You Believe?,” and “Woodlawn.” Pure Flix also provides an online streaming service delivering over 3,000 faith-based and family films, TV shows and educational programming for the whole family.

“Signing this deal with Pure Flix increases Hollywood Software’s client list to more than 30 independent U.S. distributors who have a combined domestic box office gross this year of more than $600 million,” said David Gajda, Executive Chairman, Hollywood Software. “We are proud to be able to support the needs of startups and fast-growing companies, such as Pure Flix, who need our tools to sell, settle and collect in the most efficient manner. We’re excited to be partnering with these companies by offering a highly reliable and efficient product at a price that they can afford.”

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD SOFTWARE

Hollywood Software partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors by bringing enterprise software to the marketplace to run their 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 is installed in more than 30 distribution companies in the US and Canada including 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures and Lionsgate. Their Digital Cinema Theatre Management System product was the pioneer product in the marketplace and is currently used to manage more than 15,000 screens worldwide. For more info, follow us on Twitter (@hollywoodhsi) and at LinkedIn.

MARKETING CONTACT:
Larry McCourt, SVP Sales and Marketing, Hollywood Software Inc.
(818) 961-0792
Larry.McCourt@hollywoodsoftware.com

Empire Cinemas to Use TCC3 & DigiCine Solutions

Digital Cinema’s ONLY Fully Integrated TMS/SMS Solution Continues Its International Expansion

LOS ANGELES, CA

Click Here to Set Up a DemoNovember 3, 2015 – Woodland Hills-based Hollywood Software announced today that it has signed an exclusive deal with Empire Cinemas, the largest independently-owned cinema chain in the United Kingdom, to use Hollywood Software’s TCC3 theatre management system (TMS) and its world-class DigiCine screen management system (SMS) in its highly-anticipated new 17-screen complex at Jarman Square, Hemel Hempstead. TCC3 and DigiCine are the only fully-integrated TMS / SMS solution for Digital Cinema.

“We are excited to see both of our products further expand into the international marketplace,” said David Gajda, Executive Chairman, Hollywood Software. “It is a testament to Hollywood Software’s products and services that they continue to expand in the marketplace as we celebrate the 10-year anniversary this month of the world’s first-ever commercial digital cinema installation, which Hollywood Software led.”

The TCC3 TMS connects theatres, centralizes content management and automates the transfer of features, trailers and encryption keys, saving countless hours that previously may have been lost to human error. It integrates with all major POS systems and enables theatre managers to oversee an entire complex from one screen and — with the click of a mouse — troubleshoot and solve problems instantly.

The DigiCine digital cinema playback solution offers exhibitors a premium, easy-to-use, software-based SMS with flexible choices in capability, servers and configuration for new installations, upgrades or replacements. The “DigiCine Series II Media Player” is the only certified software solution on the market that is hardware agnostic, while the “DigiCine Series I Extension” provides a low-cost migration path to a Series II projector via a simple configuration change.

To deliver the DigiCine SMS to theatres around the world in the quickest time possible, Hollywood Software has partnered with Dell to offer its clients a pre-configured system with pre-negotiated, proprietary pricing.

“Hollywood Software’s partnership with Dell has made ordering DigiCine systems an extremely simple, time-saving process,” said Justin Ribbons, CEO of Empire Cinemas. “It gives us great confidence to have the manufacturing and support of such a key component of our theatre operations handled by these two top notch companies.”

Eventually, FilmStore will be able to be ordered directly from Dell’s website and customized by the exhibitor to best meets its needs.

“As the industry continues to grow the size of the DCP, DigiCine provides us the flexibility to expand our storage to 8-50 TB or greater,” said Andre Mort, Technical Director, Empire Cinemas. “With this level of capacity, we are able to store as many titles as we need, both for weekly schedules and important special events, like marathon screenings of all seven Star Wars films. When combined with TCC3’s automated content transfers, cues, and rules-based trailer packs, we can be confident that shows will start on time with little human interaction, even when we make last-minute schedule changes due to audience demand.”

“It’s been a pleasure to work with such a premier partner as Empire Cinemas,” said Larry McCourt, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Hollywood Software. “We are happy they see the benefits of our continued development in TCC3 and our newly launched DigiCine product. As the industry continues to change at an exceptional rate, we strive to stay ahead of the curve and provide our clients the tools they need to handle new challenges that come their way.”

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD SOFTWARE

Hollywood Software partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors by bringing enterprise software to the marketplace to run their 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 is installed in more than 30 distribution companies in the US and Canada including 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures and Lionsgate. Their Digital Cinema Theatre Management System product was the pioneer product in the marketplace and is currently used to manage more than 15,000 screens worldwide. For more info, follow us on Twitter (@hollywoodhsi) and at LinkedIn.

MARKETING CONTACT:
Larry McCourt, SVP Sales and Marketing, Hollywood Software Inc.
(818) 961-0792
Larry.McCourt@hollywoodsoftware.com

ABOUT THE EMPIRE CINEMAS

Empire Cinemas is the largest independently-owned cinema chain in the UK. Currently operating 185 screens in 18 cinemas across the United Kingdom, Empire Cinemas screens everything from mainstream blockbusters to art-house classics in quality cinemas, staffed by individuals who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about film. Its flagship London location, Leicester Square, was the first cinema in Europe to launch IMAX’s new laser projection system this September.

For more information, visit the company’s website at http://www.empirecinemas.co.uk/

Join Hollywood Software at CineAsia 2015

Click Here to Set Up a DemoLOS ANGELES, CA, October 30, 2015 – Hollywood Software is excited to be participating in CineAsia 2015 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in Hong Kong, China from December 8th-10th, 2015 – the only pan-Asian event of its kind.

CineAsia provides the Cinema Exhibition & Distribution communities with programming, seminars, special events and suppliers. CineAsia also screens major Asian and Hollywood films and offers educational programs specifically geared toward the needs of the Asian cinema exhibition community.

Last year, the number of cinema screens increased by 6% worldwide to over 142,000, due in large part to the continued double-digit growth in Asia. Four of the top ten international box office markets are in this region – China, Japan, India, and South Korea. China led the pack in box office receipts, posting a 34% increase and becoming the first international market to exceed $4 billion in box office, with a total of $4.8 billion earned.

Hollywood Software is determined to help our clients to capitalize on the incredible growth in the Asia-Pacific market. Our company is committed to enhancing the movie-going experience for customers, while making the process of Distribution and Exhibition easier, more efficient, and more profitable.

We look forward to discussing the newest versions of the Hollywood Software’s Enterprise Web and TDS Global applications, as well as discussing our recent acquisition of Digital Cinema Systems, Inc and its FilmStore product line.

Please feel free to contact us, and set up a meeting.

Hollywood Software Inks Deal with Marcus Theatres to Utilize Enterprise Web

LOS ANGELES, CA

Click Here to Set Up a DemoOctober 13, 2015 – Woodland Hills-based Hollywood Software announced today that it has signed an exclusive deal with Marcus Theatres, the fifth largest theatre circuit in the United States, to use Hollywood Software’s Enterprise Web theatre management platform to centrally manage operations for its nearly 700 screens.

Enterprise Web gives circuit management a look at operations inside all its theaters from one centralized website, where shows can be monitored for operational issues that could put them at risk, and then evaluated to determine actual performance versus plan. It also allows exhibitors to have just one qualified staff member take over tasks previously assigned to every theater manager on a weekly basis – such as KDM management, title mapping, and trailer pack building – thus creating circuit-wide efficiencies.

“The benefits of a centralized management platform for our theatre management systems (TMS) will be realized by multiple departments, all while streamlining work, increasing accuracy and avoiding lost shows,” said Mark Collins, Director of Projection Technology, Marcus Theatres. “While researching Enterprise Web and talking to our internal teams, including Marketing, Operations, Advertising and Film Booking, it became clear that there is now more than ever a need for a central control and distribution system to facilitate new requirements of our business. Enterprise Web will bring us consistency, greater flexibility and compliance monitoring throughout the circuit.”

“The team at Marcus Theatres has been a great partner over the years that they have been using our TCC3 theatre management system in their locations,” said Kim Lockhart, Senior Vice President of Exhibitor Systems, Hollywood Software. “We look forward to now expanding that partnership as we work with them to first integrate the efficiencies Enterprise Web offers into their business, and then collaborate to bring additional industry best practices to the product over the long term.”

Some of the features most recently added to Enterprise Web to help streamline tasks for its growing user base include:

  • “TurnKey” KDM Management – Ingest, match and quickly deliver keys to devices across an entire circuit via delivery to a central location. This automated process eliminates the need for staff to do anything other than call the studio in the rare event a KDM is not sent.
  • Trailer, Advertising and Policy Performance Reports – Select a date range to view performance data for specified content. Then download the report to PDF or Excel for sharing internally or with external partners.
  • Trusted Device Lists – Choose a specific theater, territory or an entire circuit, then download your TDL to PDF or Excel to get the latest hardware models, serial numbers and software versions straight from the TMS’s last update.

“With Enterprise Web, our exhibitor clients like Marcus Theatres are finally able to realize all of the operational efficiencies promised by Digital Cinema,” said Larry McCourt, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Hollywood Software.  “Centrally managing weekly tasks like title mapping, trailer placement, and the complete automation of KDM delivery not only reduces the chance of missed shows, but also will allow previously burdened staff to focus on creating customer experiences that will remind them why they left their home to see movies as the artist intended.”

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD SOFTWARE

Hollywood Software partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors by bringing enterprise software to the marketplace to run their 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 is installed in more than 30 distribution companies in the US and Canada including 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures and Lionsgate. Their Digital Cinema Theatre Management System product was the pioneer product in the marketplace and is currently used to manage more than 15,000 screens worldwide. For more info, follow us on Twitter (@hollywoodhsi) and at LinkedIn.

ABOUT THE MARCUS CORPORATION

Celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2015, The Marcus Corporation is a leader in the lodging and entertainment industries, with significant company-owned real estate assets.  The Marcus Corporation’s theatre division, Marcus Theatres®, currently owns or manages 675 screens at 54 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio.  The company’s lodging division, Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, owns and/or manages 20 hotels, resorts and other properties in 11 states.  The company is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For more information, please visit the company’s web site at www.marcuscorp.com.

MARKETING CONTACT:
Larry McCourt, SVP Sales and Marketing, Hollywood Software Inc.
(818) 961-0792
Larry.McCourt@hollywoodsoftware.com

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kim Sudhalter, Urban Legend PR
(213) 369-6062
kim@urbanlegendpr.com

 

The Weinstein Company Renews Distributor Deal with Hollywood Software

LOS ANGELES, CA

Click Here to Set Up a DemoSeptember 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.

MARKETING CONTACT:
Larry McCourt, SVP Sales and Marketing, Hollywood Software Inc., 818.961.0792
Larry.McCourt@hollywoodsoftware.com

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kim Sudhalter, Urban Legend PR, 213.369.6062
kim@urbanlegendpr.com

 

Hollywood Software Inks Deal with Broad Green Pictures to Use TDS Distributor

LOS ANGELES, CA

Click Here to Set Up a DemoJuly 28, 2015 – Woodland Hills-based Hollywood Software announced today that it has signed a deal with independent entertainment company, Broad Green Pictures, to utilize its TDS Distributor product for upcoming theatrical releases. Broad Green, which was founded last year by brothers Gabriel and Daniel Hammond, is a film production, financing and distribution company.

“Broad Green conducted an intensive search for a distribution product that could support our current needs and grow with us as we release more films,” said Travis Reid, President of Theatrical Distribution, Broad Green. “I was already familiar with Hollywood Software’s systems, having worked with them when I was at Screenvision. After comparing their new TDS Distributor against similar products in the market, we quickly realized TDS is the most versatile, efficient and comprehensive system for our needs and we’re excited about all the support it will offer us as we expand.”

“Broad Green is just the kind of company we love to work with,” said David Gajda, President, Hollywood Software. “They’re a new era movie studio that provides artists with all of the tools they need to not only get films made, but to get them widely distributed. They were planning to release their first movie, Director Mia Hansen-Love’s Eden, a week after we met. From the moment we signed with them it took only 24 hours to train their staff and enter their first booking—a remarkably fast turnaround. They were able to get up and running immediately, putting them in a great position to manage their first feature, and all future releases.”

Broad Green’s upcoming slate includes 99 Homes, starring Andrew Garfield; A Walk in the Woods, starring Robert Redford; I Smile Back, starring Sarah Silverman; and three Terrence Malick films: Knight of Cups, Voyage of Time and an untitled project starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Michael Fassbender.

The deal was negotiated on behalf of Broad Green Pictures by their CTO, Jeremy Fuchs.

 

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD SOFTWARE

Hollywood Software partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors by bringing enterprise software to the marketplace to run their 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. Our Hollywood B.O.S.S system, provides resources to handle Flash, BOR and voucher processing as well as cash collections. And Hollywood Software is preparing to reintroduce its world-wide theatrical distribution system that was previously licensed to 20th Century Fox within the next month.

 

Group 1200 will Bring New Releases to Big Screens Using TDS Distributor

LOS ANGELES, CA

Click Here to Set Up a DemoJuly 23, 2015 – Woodland Hills-based Hollywood Software announced today that it has signed an exclusive deal with independent entertainment studio, Group 1200, to utilize its TDS Distributor product for all upcoming theatrical releases. The studio, which is fast growing into a market leader in the acquisition, creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of a wide range of anime, TV shows and movies, chose Hollywood Software to support the distribution of its theatrical products.

“Group 1200 is a company that’s releasing a few films now, and has significant plans to grow,” said David Gajda, President, Hollywood Software. “What’s great about TDS is that you don’t have to be one of our large studio clients to utilize the software. We can accommodate the major studio, mini-major and independent studio with one single efficient solution.”

“We’re seeing a group of new indies starting up right now,” Gajda continued. “We expect there to be more in the future as virtual print fees start to disappear. Distributors who might have one or two films and couldn’t compete in the marketplace previously, will now be able to release their products in the marketplace. We’re thrilled to be able to offer indies and niche companies like Group 1200 the support they’ll need to distribute their product to exhibitors around the world once VPFs are no longer a barrier to entry.

 

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD SOFTWARE

Hollywood Software partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors by bringing enterprise software to the marketplace to run their 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. Our Hollywood B.O.S.S system, provides resources to handle Flash, BOR and voucher processing as well as cash collections. And Hollywood Software is preparing to reintroduce its world-wide theatrical distribution system that was previously licensed to 20th Century Fox within the next month.