Arts Alliance Media (AAM), together with their Chinese reseller Beijing
Cserv, today announces that Jackie Chan Cinemas will centralise all their operations using AAM’s
enterprise Theatre Management System (TMS), known as Producer.
Jackie Chan Cinemas’ rapid expansion in China, from just over 200 screens in 2015 to over 600 this year,
exposed their need for greater oversight of their operations from a central point. In order to continue
growing sustainably, they will use Producer to standardise their operations and minimise the burden of
daily operational tasks on site staff.
Producer empowers their head-office in Beijing with full visibility and control over their entire estate’s
content and screenings. The centralised team can now automate playlist and schedule building,
playback, and KDM delivery, for all of their screens across China. These monitoring and management
tools will effectively turn cinema operations into something that happens in the background for site
Patrick Zhao, CEO at Jackie Chan Cinemas said “We are continuing to grow at such a pace that we will
have over 800 screens by 2018. Producer gives us the oversight and tools we need to add screens to our
circuit without duplicating the amount of content management work needed, so our staff can stay
focused on providing innovative audience experiences.”
Jackie Chan Cinemas has been using AAM’s TMS, Screenwriter, to manage content, playlists and
scheduling on all of their screens since 2015. Upgrading to Producer extends and centralises that
functionality, providing Jackie Chan Cinemas with improved control and visibility across their circuit’s
operations. AAM will deploy Producer together with Beijing Cserv, one of AAM’s strongest technical
partners in China, in order to provide a seamless user experience.
Producer is designed to control and monitor the status of all the sites in a circuit, highlighting any
upcoming issues for proactive resolution. In addition to saving site staff time, managing content and preshow
packs remotely reduces the possibility of human error.
John Aalbers, CEO of Arts Alliance Media, said “Jackie Chan Cinemas value the quality of their scheduling
as one of their strongest selling points, so it was vital that, no matter how many sites they added, they
could maintain tight control. Through centralisation, they can continue to grow and deliver on their
promises to their customers, without worrying about needing technical specialists at each site. We are
delighted to provide them all the benefits of an automated, centralised circuit so they can keep expanding
for years to come.”