ACCESS INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGIES DIGITALLY DELIVERS DREAMWORKS' "THE ISLAND" TO 16 THEATRES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES
MORRISTOWN, N.J. - July 25, 2005 - Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. ("AccessIT") (AMEX: AIX) today announced its media services division has delivered and projected DreamWorks SKG Studios' newest major release, "The Island," to 16 digitally equipped theaters around the country. The futuristic action thriller featuring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson opened nationally on Friday, July 22nd in both digital and analog formats.
In agreement with DreamWorks, AccessIT provided, under commercial terms, digital content management and secure delivery of the film, via satellite, to 16 AccessIT digitally equipped theaters in the U.S. This was the fourth major release from DreamWorks that AccessIT has been contracted to digitally deliver and project for the studio.
"We're very pleased that not only our digital format releases are gaining traction, but that DreamWorks has again entrusted us to digitally deliver this movie," said Russell Wintner, President and COO of Access Digital Media, the media services subsidiary of AccessIT. "Several roll-out programs of Digital Cinema equipment have been announced over the past few months and we look forward to the increasing number of screens that can utilize our delivery system."
Mark Christiansen, Head of Operations for DreamWorks Distribution, added, "Once again we have chosen to work with AccessIT on the digital delivery of our latest feature. AccessIT's commitment to meeting our needs and reliably digitally transmitting our content to locations we've booked is unique in the industry."
Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. (AccessIT) is an industry leader in offering a fully managed storage and electronic delivery service for owners and distributors of digital content to movie theaters and other venues. Supported by its robust platform of fail-safe Internet data centers, AccessIT is able to leverage the market-leading role of its Theatrical Distribution System (TDS) with its innovative digital delivery capabilities and in-theatre software systems to provide the highest level of technology available to enable the emerging Digital Cinema industry to transition from film without changing workflows. For more information on AccessIT, visit www.accessitx.com.
About DreamWorks SKG
Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen launched DreamWorks SKG in October 1994. Their vision was to create an artist-friendly studio to develop, produce and distribute motion picture and television entertainment that would inspire and delight audiences worldwide. DreamWorks SKG is now a leading producer of motion pictures, network, and cable television programming, home video and DVD entertainment and consumer products.
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