Arts Alliance Media to partner with dcinex across Europe


Digital-cinema company Arts Alliance Media (AAM) will partner on a non-exclusive basis with integrator dcinex to bring AAM’s Virtual Print Fee (VPF) deals and software to exhibitors across Europe.

In addition to partnering to represent VPF financing deals, the multi-territory agreement, with an initial focus on Italy and Germany, will also see dcinex become part of AAM’s software reseller program and offer digital-cinema software to all interested exhibitors. The first software deal under the new partnership is German exhibitor UFA Cinemas, who installed AAM’s flagship TMS (Theatre Management System) software, Screenwriter, for their 41 screens. AAM already supplies more than 15,000 screens across the world with the Screenwriter TMS, and has 4,000 screens signed up under VPF program.

Till Cussmann from dcinex said, “This deal opens up a new opportunity mainly for German and Italian cinema owners—we’re very pleased to be working with AAM to provide a real tailor-made solution for customers… Especially in the markets where dcinex’s VPF model is now closed, we are looking forward to help exhibitors to go digital with AAM’s proven financing model. With this exciting partnership we can continue to offer VPF financing solutions until end of 2014.”