Fun Facts About the Netherlands

In anticipation of our trip to the Netherlands earlier this month to present the Authenticated Data Specification (ADS) at the 2023 IBC conference in Amsterdam, I researched fun fa... More

Engineer’s Room: Nordic Noir

Nordic noir[1] could be described as “Film noir, but more bleak – and in color.” More precisely, Nordic noir (also called “Scandi noir” or “Scandinavian noir”) began ... More

Closing the Loop

The EIDR registry went live in 2010. In the early days, it was tough for some companies to commit to EIDR because there wasn’t much data in the registry. But over the past 13 yea... More

Artificial Intelligence: An (Often) Cautionary Tale

Much has been made of late about the recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI). With openly available programs like DALL-E 2 for image generation and ChatGPT for text generat... More

The French Old Wave

The French New Wave (La Nouvelle Vague) was developed in the late 1950s and carried on through the 1960s. The first major cornerstone of the New Wave was Alexandre Astruc’s artic... More

Engineer’s Room: Let’s Talk About …

Normally, in this space we talk about movies and television program linked by some sort of unifying theme. This month, we’re going to talk about programs that talk about programs... More

Hammer Films

Today, the UK’s Hammer Films is still best known for its string of gothic horror films from the 1950s through 1970s (thanks in large part to their frequent appearance on televisi... More

EIDR’s Got You Covered: 2023 Oscar Nominations

Nominations for the 95th Academy Awards are out and this year 54 different movies have been recognized with 121 individual nominations in 23 separate categories, led by Everything ... More

EIDR’s Got You Covered: 2023 Razzie Nominations

Nominations for the 43rd Golden Raspberry Awards are out and this year 17 different movies have been (dis)honored for their exceptionally poor performances. (Two of the Razzie nomi... More

EIDR’s Got You Covered: 2023 Golden Globes

The 80th annual Golden Globe awards were presented on Jan. 9, honoring outstanding motion pictures and television programs from 2022. There were 135 nominations in 27 different cat... More

Engineer’s Room: Fox Film Corp.

The 2019 Disney acquisition of 20th Century Fox[1] resulted in the creation of two companies:[2] 20th Century Studios,[3] now owned by The Walt Disney Company, and FOX Corporation,... More

Boxing Day

Dec. 25 (Christmas Day) gets all the press, so it tends to overshadow its sibling Dec. 26, the second day of Christmas.[1] In traditionally Catholic countries, Dec. 26 is St. Steph... More