LOS ANGELES, CA
October 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.
Larry McCourt, SVP Sales and Marketing, Hollywood Software Inc.
Kim Sudhalter, Urban Legend PR