LOS ANGELES, CA – 01-24-2019 (PRDistribution.com) — Los Angeles, California – January 24, 2019 – CinemaCloudWorks announced today the official launch of its “SmartScreeners” secure movie screeners service, powered by iScreeningRoom.
A Digital TV Research report showed that in 2016 approximately $31.8 billion dollars in revenue was lost due to piracy – a number that will reach $52 billion by 2022 in the US alone.
“The scariest part of the problem is that most studios don’t even realize they’re putting their assets at risk when using today’s most popular online screener services. The studios have fallen victim to sleight-of-hand. They see a personally identifiable watermark and think they’re safe. What they don’t know, is that most of those watermarks are easily and quickly removable. We aim to change that,” said CinemaCloudWorks CTO, Scott DeSapio.
With burned-in unremovable watermarks that display the viewer’s email address and phone number, CinemaCloudWorks’ SmartScreeners offers filmmakers real piracy protection without sacrificing ease-of-use or affordability when sharing their film with festivals, distributors, exhibitors, and more.
CinemaCloudWorks’ SmartScreeners employs iScreeningRoom’s proprietary watermarking technology which Forbes magazine called, “A revolutionary online test screening platform [that] is aiming to not only change the face of audience feedback but also tackle piracy that costs the industry billions of dollars a year.”
“Industry professionals are afraid to make a change, and they should be as their livelihoods are on the line. However, continuing to do something because everyone else is doing it, is not a smart strategy. What they don’t realize is that if their film gets pirated, ‘This is how everyone does it.’ is not going to cut it in the boardroom. They’re going to lose their jobs. We can help,” said Harmon Kaslow, President of CinemaCloudWorks.
According to a recent story in Variety, in 2017, 87% of the 300 billion visits to internet piracy sites were attributable to mobile devices.
“With only an Internet connection required, CinemaCloudWorks’ secure SmartScreeners can be sent and viewed easily from anywhere in the world using virtually any connected mobile phone, tablet, laptop, desktop, or smart TV,” said DeSapio.
“Physical DVD screeners, which can run as high as $25 when supplied by a typical fulfillment house, use mostly generic watermarks which are easily obfuscated. Not to mention, they take forever to actually arrive in the recipient’s hand. CinemaCloudWorks’ SmartScreeners addresses both of the issues head on with superior security and instantaneous delivery for only $5 per screener,” said Kaslow.
Schedule a demo to see how easily today’s watermarks are removed and learn more about CinemaCloudWorks secure SmartScreeners: https://cinemacloudworks.com/secure-movie-screeners.
– – – – – – -About CinemaCloudWorksServicing over 350 films since it was first launched in 2015, CinemaCloudWorks is an intuitive cloud-based end-to-end theatrical planning, booking, and settlement system that focuses on providing intelligent tools to film distributors to maximize box office profit potential. In 2016, CinemaCloudWorks developed iScreeningRoom as a secure online platform for test screening film and television.
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