In the final quarter of 2016, many of us in the film industry are gearing up for the end-of-year boom, anticipating holiday releases and big weekends. Here at Vista, we’re also preparing for our own blockbuster event, due to premiere early next season; the biennial Vista Customer Conference. The March 2017 event promises to be extra special, not only because it coincides with Vista’s 21st birthday, but also because for the first time, we will host our first Vista Group Conference, complete with presentations, demonstrations and discussion about all of the offerings across our businesses.
So here we are, basking in the glory of the film industry’s biggest box office year in history. But in the back of our minds, we know that come the end of 2016 the media is going to be bagging us about the 4% drop (or whatever it may be) in box office results in comparison to the results of 2015. No doubt they will be talking doom and gloom and predicting the demise of cinema and all the usual stuff. This got me thinking: Why can’t every year be a Star Wars year? How do Star Wars years come about? And what is the best way to make sure that every year is a Star Wars year? With help from our data scientists at Movio, we've taken a look at what's happening with box office numbers and attendance in general.
Vista Group Ltd, the world’s leading software provider to the global film industry delivering software solutions for studios, distributors, exhibitors, and moviegoers internationally, has won the prestigious ‘PwC Hi-Tech Company of the Year’ award at the 2016 New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards gala. Celebrating New Zealand’s most successful high-tech companies and individuals, the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards is the most prestigious technology sector competition in New Zealand and reflects the reputation, strength and the global success of New Zealand tech companies.
Vista first identified the demand for a product such as MovieTeam through conversations with existing and potential customers. Over the last 20 years, Vista has developed great relationships with the people who work in the heart of the global cinema industry. MovieTeam was developed in partnership with Harkins Theaters, and is a direct response to actively listening to our customers. It empowers managers and staff alike and was developed with cinema owners and their people in mind.
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