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New Crediting Platform NeonGrid Aims to Be IMDb for New Media Stars

Former IMDb executive John Gibbons is backing a new venture called NeonGrid, a crediting platform that allows content creators to build an online resume.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 26, 2014 12:26 PM
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IMDb Launches New Casting Service: EXCLUSIVE

IMDb launches a new casting service on IMDbPRO.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 11, 2014 6:00 AM
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Jennifer Lawrence, Chloe Grace Moretz and Leonardo DiCaprio Scored Most IMDb Page Views in 2013 -- Who Else Made Top Ten?

IMDb has released its Top Ten Stars of 2013 list, based on total page views. Unsurprisingly, Jennifer Lawrence (currently headlining box office juggernaut "Catching Fire," an Oscar winner from earlier this year for "Silver Linings Playbook," and an upcoming Oscar frontrunner for "American Hustle") is sitting pretty at the top of the list. Check out all the names, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 10, 2013 1:25 PM
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Amazon and IMDb Launch X-Ray for TV Feature for Kindle Fire Users

Amazon and IMDb are launching a new TV iteration of "X-Ray for Movies." The original feature was released six months ago, and allows users to access corresponding IMDb info with one tap while watching films on their Kindle Fires. The new feature does the same thing, but for television series.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 27, 2013 2:24 PM
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IMDb's Lists of Most Romantic Films Include Classics 'Casablanca,' 'Gone with the Wind,' 'Vertigo'; 2012's 'Silver Linings,' 'Les Mis'

Just in time for Valentine's Day, IMDb has released its lists of the Top 10 Most Romantic Films of 2012, and of all-time. As usual, IMDb lists are based on total page views, which doesn't necessarily correlate to a film's romance factor -- but does explain how "Rock of Ages" made the cut.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 11, 2013 2:37 PM
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Top Stars of 2012 According to IMDb: Tom Hardy, Jennifer Lawrence, Hemsworth Brothers & Rooney Mara

IMDb names the top ten stars of 2012, as well as the top emerging stars, as determined by total page views on the popular movie database. "The Dark Knight Rises" stars Tom Hardy (#1), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (#4) and Christian Bale (#5) scored high in the top ten, pushing Johnny Depp to his lowest-ranking ever...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 18, 2012 3:15 PM
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IMDb Users List Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time, From 'The Shining' to 'Sweeney Todd'

IMDb has released its user-rated Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time just in time for Halloween, and at the height of Hitchcock and Kubrick renaissances -- "The Shining" is in the top spot and "Psycho" is not far behind in fourth...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 29, 2012 4:15 PM
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IMDb and Kindle Partner on X-Ray for Movies

IMDb and Amazon's Kindle Fire proudly introduce a useful interruption during your feature presentation: "X-Ray for Movies." By tapping on the screen of a movie, the user will be able to see the names and filmographies of each of the actors. The X-Ray program, exclusive to Kindle Fire at the moment, is backed with over 100 million data items from IMDb's resources. What does IMDb's founder and CEO, Col Needham have to say about this? That it's a revolution, twenty years in the making. “X-Ray for Movies revolutionizes the way we watch movies," Needham stated in a press release, "This is the culmination of everything we’ve been working on for over twenty years and is the result of a combination of sophisticated technology and old-fashioned hard work. "
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • September 10, 2012 2:44 PM
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IMDB 'Movies & TV' App Downloaded 40 Million Times, Message Boards Now Mobile-Optimized

IMDB announced today that its hugely successful "Movies & TV" apps for iOS and Android have each been downloaded 20 million times, making the grand total 40 million downloads. Visits to the mobile optimized website have exceeded 150 million per month since the beginning of March 2012.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 12, 2012 12:00 AM
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