BURLINGTON, MA (August 20, 2008) — Signiant, the leading developer of digital media distribution management solutions for the telco, media and entertainment industries, today announced that Deluxe Digital Studios has chosen its Digital Media Distribution Management Solution (DMDMS) to automate, accelerate and secure the distribution of post-production materials for motion pictures from major Hollywood studios and broadcast companies.
Post-production and distribution of films has become more complex, especially as releasing films simultaneously around the world has become more popular. Less than a decade ago, dubbing films into different languages for international release was a tape-based process that took months. However, as the demands of day and date release schedules changed, the industry was forced to adapt. A film’s domestic version can change throughout the post-production process, typically very close to its release date, leaving little time to make the necessary changes on the international versions.
The digital file-based technology from Signiant will allow Deluxe to implement a highly automated and secure global transmission process over existing Internet connections. Deluxe serves many clients and transmits numerous films around the world.
“We found that Signiant gives us the automation and security we need,” said Ron Horwitz, vice president and general manager at Deluxe Digital Studios. “We’re genuinely excited about what Signiant has to offer.”
“The media and entertainment business is changing dramatically, right before our eyes, and Signiant is proud to be in the middle of the revolution,” said Tom Ohanian, chief strategy officer at Signiant. “Major studios have used our technology to move footage from filming locations around the world, back to the editing studio, and we’re happy to provide the capability to complete the lifecycle by enabling Deluxe to deliver these films to the theaters for viewer’s enjoyment domestically and abroad.”
Deluxe plans to fully-implement the Signiant solution by Q4 2008.
Deluxe Digital Studios is a division of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (www.bydeluxe.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., Deluxe is the leading provider of a broad range of entertainment industry services and technologies to major Hollywood Studios and an international client base. Services include motion picture film processing, printing and distribution; EFILM® digital intermediates; post production and subtitling services; titles design and digital VFX; DVD compression, encoding and authoring; digital cinema services, digital asset management, digital distribution; and marketing fulfillment services. Deluxe Digital Studio locations are in greater Los Angeles, Moosic (PA), Montreal, London, Florence, and Bangalore. Deluxe Entertainment Services Group post production facilities are in Hollywood, Toronto, London, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, Vancouver and New York.