Morristown, N.J—Jan 4, 2006
AccessIT Adds Leading Exhibitor Relations Executive as Digital Cinema Rollout Makes Major Advance
Industry Veteran Brad Carroll Named Director Business Operations at AccessIT’s Digital Media Division
Access Integrated Technologies, Inc.
(“AccessIT”) (AMEX: AIX) announced today that Brad Carroll, a leading exhibitor
relations executive, has joined the company as Director of Business Operations
at AccessIT’s digital cinema technology and services division. In this newly
created position, Mr. Carroll will be responsible for managing the operational
functions necessary to support successful deliveries of movies and other content
to theatres. In addition to his broad experience as an exhibitor relations
specialist, he also brings to AccessIT extensive expertise in film distribution
and booking and operational management.
Most recently, Mr. Carroll served as Director of Exhibitor Relations for
Fandango, the nation's largest online and phone movie ticketing service, serving
over 1,100 theaters and 12,500 screens. There, he created business development
strategies, established and maintained relationships with both exhibitors and
film studios, and served as internal liaison between Fandango’s Marketing,
Finance, Operations and IT Departments.
Prior to Fandango, Mr. Carroll served as Director of Sales and Client Relations
for Technicolor Cinema Distribution, the theatrical movie distribution division
of Technicolor, one of Hollywood’s leading celluloid film reproduction and
distribution services companies. His film distribution and schedule management
experience includes positions with AMC Theatres, specializing in film settlement
and booking; at Miramax Films as a print controller; and at Savoy Pictures as a
film booker. Carroll was also a founder of Joseph Street Pictures, a video
production house catering to independent film-makers and first-time directors.
Commenting on his new position, Carroll said: “There can be no doubt that
digital cinema is the wave of the future in motion picture distribution and
exhibition, which is why I’m particularly pleased to have the opportunity to be
joining a company like AccessIT – a pioneer in the sector and now clearly taking
the lead in promoting digital cinema’s adoption by theaters across the country.
It’s exciting to be a part of this historic transition in a great industry.”
Russell Wintner, president and COO of AccessIT’s Digital Media division, added:
“As our company takes another giant step forward with its recently announced
major exhibitor agreements for deploying digital systems, it’s critically
important that we have seasoned professionals with proven experience working
with our studio and exhibitor partners. Attracting someone with the broad and
deep background and credentials of Brad Carroll is a big plus for AccessIT.”
Mr. Carroll earned a BS in Business Administration from Bryant College with a
minor in Film from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and a Masters in Business
Administration from Pepperdine University.