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

EIDR Aims For 100% Title Registration By End of 2020

The Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR) board has a plan for achieving 100% title registration by the end of 2020. That means all new content being released from each participant company will have an EIDR tag, regardless of who created it or where it falls in the supply chai... More

Update on Tap for Language Metadata Table

Enhancements continue to be made to the Language Metadata Table (LMT) open-source table of language metadata codes geared toward the broadcast and entertainment industries, and the latest release – version 3.1 – will be released some time this quarter, according to Yonah ... More

EIDR Power User Group Leverages Member Knowledge, Influence

The EIDR Power User Group is looking to continue leveraging member knowledge and influence this year, according to EIDR board members. “Something that has always moved EIDR forward from the beginning is when actual users are doing important things, sharing it with colleagues... More

EIDR 2.5 to Launch April 25

LOS ANGELES — The latest significant stack improvement to EIDR, EIDR 2.5, will launch on Saturday, April 25, bringing with it reliability and resilience for both registry and de-duplication, 100% compatibility with the current installed base, and significant performance improve... More

The Engineer’s Room: Happy Lateran Treaty Day

As you all well know, February 11 is celebrated each year as Lateran Treaty Day in Vatican City, marking, as it does, the anniversary of the 1929 treaty between the Italian state and the Holy See that established Vatican City as a sovereign state, situated entirely within the cit... More

EIDR’s Got You Covered: 2020 Oscar Nominations

Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards are out and this year 57 different movies have been recognized with 124 individual nominations in 24 separate categories, led by Joker with 11 nominations in total including Best Picture, Best Actor (Joaquin Phoenix), and Best Director (Tod... More

The Engineer’s Room: A Look Back at a Look Ahead

2019 was an eventful year, but it may turn out to be most memorable for what didn’t happen. Audiovisual works – movies, TV programs, and video games – are often set in an unspecified future with flying cars and everyone wearing matching jumpsuits, but some works put a speci... More

A Message From EIDR’s Executive Director

As most of you know, the Board has asked me to serve as Interim Executive Director following Will Kreth’s departure. It is a familiar role for me, since I was part of the original founding team of EIDR and its first executive officer, as well as a Board member since launch. ... More

EIDR’s Got You Covered: 2020 Golden Globe Nominations

EIDR would like to congratulate all of the nominees for the 77th Golden Globe Awards, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). The awards telecast, hosted by Ricky Gervais, will air live on Sunday, Jan. 5. Best Motion Picture – Drama 1917 10.5... More

The Engineer’s Room: New, For Christmas

There are various debates as to when the Christmas season officially begins. In the US, traditionalists and other right-thinking individuals put it on the Friday after Thanksgiving, introduced by the appearance of Santa Claus at the end of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. (F... More