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.

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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.

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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.

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EiDR News

An Evening with John Ford

John Ford and I share two things in common: our birthdays (February 1 – he in 1894, me some years later) and poor eyesight (both of us with glasses, though he stepped it up a notch with an eye patch in 1955). Where we differ is that John Ford was one of the founding and most in... More

EIDR’s Got You Covered: 2021 Golden Globe Awards Nominations

EIDR would like to congratulate the 65 different programs that shared the 125 nominations across 25 different categories in the 2021 Golden Globe Awards, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The 78th annual Golden Globes Awards ceremony will take place on Feb. 28... More

EIDR’s Got You Covered: 2021 SAG Awards Nomination

EIDR would like to congratulate the 52 different programs that shared the 75 nominations across 15 different categories in the 2021 SAG Awards. The 27th annual SAG Awards ceremony will take place on April 4, airing in the U.S. on the TNT television network, starting at 9 p.m. ET.... More

Celebrating our Antipodean Friends

On January 17, 1788, HMS Supply under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip sailed into Botany Bay, New South Wales.[1] Looking for a suitable place to establish a new penal colony,[2] Captain Phillip moved north to the Port Jackson area where he was joined by the remainder of hi... More

The New Theatrical Normal?

2020 has been an interesting year: wildfires in the Australian bush; Prince Harry and Meghan Markle conduct their own Brexit; murder hornets; wildfires in the Western US; and Zoom surpassed Skype as the most popular personal Web conferencing application. That last one may have be... More

Smart Content Summit EU Hears From EIDR

Richard Kroon, director of technical operations for the Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR), and Avner Braverman, CEO of Reshuffle, brought their insights on mature APIs and taking advantage of the cloud’s ability to deploy and scale services, to the 5th November Smart Content Sum... More

Happy Anniversary, Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen

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[1] held in Munich since 1811.[2] The birth of Friedrich “What doesn’t kill us... More

EIDR’s Clint Richmond Exits Operations Director Post Sept. 30

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

Warner’s Hitesh Pau Kicks Off EIDR Instructional Series

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

WWII Inspired Amazing Films

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