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

2018 BAFTA Awards Nominations

2018/01/08 - EIDR would like to congratulate the 2018 British Academy Film Awards nominees. The awards will be presented on February 18, 2018. In total, there were 110 individual nominations excellence in 48 different domestic and international motion pictures across 23 separate ... More

24th Annual SAG Awards Nominations

2017/12/13 - EIDR would like to congratulate the 2018 SAG Awards nominees. The awards will be presented by SAG-AFTRA on January 21, 2018. In total, there were 125 individual nominations in 15 categories honoring individual and ensemble acting and stunt performances in motion pict... More

75th Golden Globe Awards Nominations

2017/12/11 - EIDR would like to congratulate the 75th Golden Globe Awards nominees. The awards will be presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on January 7, 2018. In total, there were 125 individual nominations in 25 categories honoring achievement in motion pictures... More

2017 Venice Film Festival Awards

2017/09/08 - EIDR would like to congratulate the 74th Venice Film Festival Awards winners. The awards represent the best of the fest, with 21 different awards from 4 different awards programs honoring special achievement in motion pictures and virtual reality: Venice 74, Venice H... More

2017 Primetime Emmy Nominees

EIDR would like to congratulate the 2017 Primetime Emmy Award nominees. The 69th annual Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awards program will be held on September 17, 2017. In total, there were 630 individual nominations in 116 categories covering movies, series, individu... More

A Star is Born Becomes 1 Millionth Record in the EIDR Registry of Unique Content Identifiers

Warner Bros. Pictures’ Release of Classic Story Leverages Media Identifier TechnologyRedwood City, CA – The Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR), the global registry of unique content identification, has registered its 1 millionth record, assigning this milestone ID to the upcomi... More

Swisscom completes the first European deployment of the Entertainment ID Registry with media-press.tv/pps

Redwood City, CA – Swisscom, the PayTV distributor and telecommunications operator of Switzerland, has successfully completed the first European end-to-end deployment of an Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) powered program guide service. The EIDR identifier is increasingly lever... More