JT Cinemas was one of the first customers of AAM’s Theatre
Management System, Screenwriter, which it has been using at each site to manage
content, playlists and scheduling on all screens. Using Producer will extend
and centralise that functionality, providing JT with increased control and
visibility across their operations.
Producer is designed to monitor all sites in the circuit, showing in
real-time the status of each screen so that any errors can be noticed and fixed
in time to avoid losing shows. Users can see what is playing on each screen as
well as planned schedules, with any errors highlighted. The content management functionality shows where
each piece of content is present across the whole estate, whether it is ready
for playback and whether or not it has a valid KDM. Content can also be managed
remotely from head office – moved across screens or deleted from servers to
free up space.
Producer also features AAM’s Locksmith technology for complete KDM
management across the circuit. Locksmith automates the entire KDM process so
that shows are no longer lost as a result of missing KDMs, with users also able
to view, search, upload or resend KDMs directly from the Locksmith interface.
Producer’s powerful advertising and trailer management function
means packs of trailers and advertisements can be created at head office and
electronically sent to each individual site. For each screen the pre-show pack
is automatically inserted into the correct position in the playlist, saving
staff time at site and reducing the possibility of human error. The software
also provides full reporting on pack delivery and proof-of-play.
Gerrit Doorn, Chief Development Officer of JT Cinema, said of the deal “Producer
is going to completely change our operations, making it much easier for us to
manage our entire cinema circuit centrally, as well as helping us avoid
content, schedule or KDM errors. The automation Producer provides is going to
enable our playlists to practically build themselves.”
Roberto Marabotto, Sales Director at Arts Alliance Media, added “JT
are one of our longest-standing customers, and have been powering their screens
with Screenwriter for many years, so we are delighted to see them upgrading to
Producer so they can really see the benefits of full automation and control
across all their screens. It’s great for us to see a truly innovative cinema
using AAM software to stay ahead of the curve.”
Arts Alliance Media
will be at CineEurope in Barcelona, booth #604, from June 22 – 25th.