Comscore Vet Jim Zak Joins Numero And Maccs As SVP North America – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Motion image trade distribution veteran Jim Zak has been named SVP North America of Vista Group’s Numero and Maccs. He can be primarily based in Los Angeles and report back to Numero and Maccs chief govt and Numero co-founder Simon Burton.

Zak will work throughout each Numero and Maccs, with main accountability for increasing the shopper base for every resolution within the North American market. The Vista Group corporations provide function distributors the instruments to plan and execute their launch technique for every of their movies, whereas additionally offering real-time insights for exhibitors and studios.

Zak brings with him over 30 years of each home and worldwide theatrical expertise, and a powerful background in distribution operations. He started his movie career with Orion Pictures earlier than transferring on to PolyGram Filmed Entertainment and Destination Films.

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He was instrumental within the founding, launch and enlargement of the worldwide Rentrak field office service, the place he served as SVP. Most not too long ago, Zak was SVP Worldwide Sales and Client Services at Comscore, the place he oversaw studio relations and the enlargement of field office choices and analysis instruments globally.

“I am thrilled to have Jim join the Numero and Maccs team and lead our U.S. operations,” stated Burton. “Jim brings with him a wealth of industry experience, deep understanding of distributor operations and leadership in the box office landscape – which is key for our team as we strengthen and grow our North American presence.”

 “Vista Group has proven to be a true and dedicated partner in the theatrical distribution and exhibition space,” stated Zak. “I’m looking forward to our future as we emerge from the Covid-19 lockdowns. Numero and Maccs both offer modern film-tech solutions that I believe will be as readily adopted domestically, as they have internationally, and I’m eager to get started.”

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