Geneva Convention Names AccessIT Vendor of the Year

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ — NATO of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan today announced that AccessIT will be honored as the Vendor of the Year at The Geneva Convention. The convention, which runs May 8 through 10, 2007 at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and is the third largest U.S. convention in the exhibition industry.

AccessIT, founded in 2000, is the leading provider of software and services enabling the entertainment industry’s ongoing adoption of digital cinema. The company’s products and services range from distribution software and services to a studio-backed 4,000 screen rollout of digital cinema equipment which includes its unique Theatre Command Center(R) software, an operating system for the digital cinema environment. Recently, AccessIT acquired The Bigger Picture, a content distribution company, offering channels of alternative content to theatre operators who wish to fill seats during non-peak hours. This exciting addition to the company will enable theatre operators to provide a reliable stream of alternative content to their patrons, increasing revenue and theatre attendance.

  Other awards to be presented at the Geneva Convention include:

Distributor of the Year – 20th Century Fox
Boxoffice(R) Blue Ribbon Award – Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
Ben Marcus Award – Lee Roy Mitchell
Friend of Exhibition Award – Eddie Handler, Sales Manager – 20th
Century Fox
Larry Hanson Award – Willis Johnson, Classic Cinemas
Excellence of Service Award – Phil Harris, founder Signature Theatres

The 2007 convention will also feature The Boxoffice(R) Conference, seminars on the impact new media have on exhibition and how technology and 3D will change the theatre experience, a look at upcoming films, exclusive screenings, demonstrations of new technology and industry vendors participating in the large tradeshow.

Complete registration information for the Geneva Convention is available at

Source: The Geneva Convention