October is full of important events in German history and culture, including: Martin Luther nails his 95 theses to the doors of the Hofkirche at Wittenberg in 1517. The annual Oktoberfest held in Munich since 1811. The birth of Friedrich “What doesn’t kill us... More
What Is EIDR?
EIDR is a universal unique identifier system for movie and television assets. From top level franchises, titles, edits, and collections, to series, seasons, episodes, and clips – EIDR provides global unique identifiers for the entire range of singular and serial audiovisual object types that are relevant to both commercial and non-commercial works.
The Registry’s flexible data model supports complex relationships that exist between various assets and is interoperable with other standard and proprietary identifier schemes.Learn More
How Does EIDR Work?
The EIDR Registry is built on industry standard Digital Object Identifier (DOI) technology that is flexible and extensible to meet the evolving needs of the industry.
The Registry is backed by a sophisticated de-duplication module that guarantees uniqueness of all registry entries. Registrants may use one of many interfaces to interact with the Registry.Learn More
Is EIDR For You?
If your organization is involved in movie and television production, post-processing, distribution or provides services to the entertainment industry, or in archival curation of works of cultural and historical significance, you could reap significant benefits from joining the non-profit EIDR Registry.
EIDR is an industry non-profit operated on a cost recovery basis. It is open to all industry participants. A variety of membership options are available.
EIDR IDs for non-members may be obtained in small numbers through service companies. Click here for more information.Learn More
Clint Richmond, EIDR’s longtime director of operations, is leaving his post, following nearly a decade of helping guide the organization’s advancement. He will remain available to EIDR as a consultant going forward, according Kip Welch, EIDR’s executive director. “Our ... More
Hitesh Pau, director of operations strategy for Warner Bros. Entertainment, has debuted the first in a series of blogs providing instructions on how to access EIDR via the API using Python. According to EIDR, readers will see additional posts from Hitesh covering how to read a te... More
Sept. 3 marked the 75th anniversary of V-J Day and the official end of World War II (the war in Europe had ended some months earlier on May 8, 1945). Over the course of six years, some 70-85 million people died … 50-56 million as a direct result of the war with an additional 19... More
BB, a market research and consultancy considered the leader in the telecommunications and media and entertainment Industries, announced today that it joined the Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR) earlier this month. This membership marks a major milestone as BB is the first... More
EIDR would like to congratulate the 91 different programs that shared the 218 nominations across 36 different categories in the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards. The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will take place on September 20, 2020, airing in the US on the ABC television networ... More
Aug. 12 marked Cecil B. DeMille’s birthday. Today, DeMille, known as “The Master of Spectacle,” is best known for his biblical epics, including The Ten Commandments (1956), Samson and Delilah (1949), and the King of Kings (1927), but his full career is the story of Hollywoo... More
Not since Die Hard was declared a Christmas movie has there been as much controversy as we find ourselves facing this month. The northern hemisphere is well into summer, so it’s only natural that July is host to National Bikini Day (July 5), commemorating the introduction... More
Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG), the world’s largest media company devoted entirely to outdoor lifestyle content, has joined the Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR) to better track and identify its vast array of content. The announcement was made today by EIDR. With seve... More
During the late-May Hollywood Innovation and Transformation Summit (HITS) Live event, EIDR technical director Richard Kroon put the state of the Entertainment ID Registry succinctly: it’s both the best-kept and worst-kept secret in the media and entertainment world. In its d... More