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EIDR Welcomes New Member Companies, Alternate Board Member

EIDR is welcoming Imagion AG and Reelgood as new member companies, and Thuy Kim, VP of content data services at Warner Bros. Discovery, as a new alternate board member. Kim has been with Warner since 2019, beginning as VP of data governance, and then serving as VP of content met... More

Everybody Loves Bacon

On July 8, 1958 Ruth and Edmund Bacon welcomed their sixth child, Kevin, into the world. Perhaps knowing that he was destined to become the center of the universe, they stopped there. Kevin Bacon’s early acting career showed initial promise, but failed to deliver. His first fi... More

EIDR’s Got You Covered: 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards

On July 12, 2022 nominations for the 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced in a ceremony hosted by Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and J.B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) with the Television Academy’s Frank Scherma. There were 200 separate nominations in 32 major differe... More

EIDR APM, Smart Content Summit EU Return to IBC in September

The European edition of the EIDR Annual Participant Meeting (APM) will take place Sept. 10 in Amsterdam, and will be held in conjunction with the Smart Content Summit EU. The Smart Content Summit — an annual gathering of the entertainment industry’s top minds in the areas ... More

Global M+E Day: EIDR Details Its Benefits

At the June 8 Global Media & Entertainment Day, held at the Royal Garden Hotel in London and via the MESAverse virtual platform, Hollie Choi, executive director of EIDR, offered attendees an overview of the universal identifier platform, and detailed the benefits studios ... More

Hollywood Before There Was Hollywood

The American motion picture industry evolved from a novelty into a business at the turn of the 20th century in New York City. From its silent start all the way through the Studio Era, New York remained the financial center of the American motion picture industry. As the industry ... More

EIDR’s Got You Covered: 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards

The Golden Popcorns were presented on June 5, honoring an eclectic mix of movies, series, and performers with categories ranging from Best Movie (Spider-Man: No Way Home) to Best Kiss (Poopies & the snake from Jackass Forever – and if you have no idea what that’s all abou... More

HITS Spring: EIDR Explains How Standards Lead to Sustainable Growth

All for-profit organizations are measured upon their growth year over year but, at some point, sustainable growth can feel elusive, particularly when factoring in the massive scale required in the media and entertainment industry now. During the Standards + Automation breakout... More

Engineer’s Room: Happy 125th Birthday, Dracula!

On May 26, 1897 Bram Stoker published Dracula, a Gothic horror novel featuring the titular vampire Count, and our collective nightmares have never been the same. Dracula is an epistolary novel, the literary equivalent of a “found footage” movie like The Blair Witch Project, ... More

EIDR Members at NAB: Spherex, Xperi, BeBanjo Share Advances

Here's what some of EIDR's members had to share at the recent NAB Show in Las Vegas. Spherex The explosion of content streaming also means a catering to global audiences, and what’s acceptable in the U.S. may be completely unacceptable elsewhere. Davinder Luthra, global digit... More