EiDR News

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 as a literary genre of crime fiction,[2] generally (but not always) police procedurals following a c... 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 years, the registry has grown to more than 70 participating companies and there are now 2.8 million reg... More

M&E Journal: Automation in Uncertain Times

It’s an understatement to say that the entertainment industry has been having a tough time these past few months. Many of the biggest companies are dealing with layoffs, some on a major scale. By my count, in the past 18 months, the industry has seen more than 80,000 people ... More

EIDR’s Got You Covered: 2023 Primetime Emmy Awards

On July 12 nominations for the 2023 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced in a ceremony hosted by Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) and the Television Academy’s Frank Scherma. There were 240 separate nominations in 41 major different categories representing 107 different series, m... More

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EIDR Makes Data Available to Members

More than a dozen years’ worth of collected metadata from the Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) is being made available to employees working with EIDR member companies. Visitors to eidr.org/get-eidr-reports/ can submit their info to gain access to the reports, which are being p... More

EIDR Welcomes New Members

The Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) is welcoming a host of new members, in both the partner and contributor categories, including studios, vendors and broadcasters. Here’s a look at who’s new. BYUtv BYUtv creates purposeful, engaging viewing experiences that entertain, ins... 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 generation,[1]concerns have been raised that the AI behind these and similar program have the potential to ... More

Gracenote’s Filiz Bahmanpour Joins EIDR Board

Filiz Bahmanpour, VP of product at Gracenote, the content solutions business unit of Nielsen, has been named to the Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) board of directors. This comes on the heels of Gracenote joining EIDR in April. Bahmanpour brings more than 20 years of experienc... More

EIDR Hosts ‘Busted Pilots’ Discussion Group June 27

On June 27, join the Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) for a discussion on best practices around so-called “busted pilot” registrations. The EIDR registry contains records for many “busted pilots,” pilot programs produced in anticipation of a series that never came to be... More