Users of the online film database IMDb are free to add information to the site. However, to contribute to the content of the site, a user must sign up for a free account. Professionals can subscribe to IMDbPro, a paid service which enables actors and other employees to post resumes and contact details, and producers to add information on a production. In 2008, IMDb made two important acquisitions. The first was Box Office Mojo, a website that parses box-office grosses for Hollywood movies.
IMDb offers an API and bulk data access, and is a premier source of entertainment content online. It is also available as a mobile app for Apple and Android devices, and on the Amazon Kindle Fire. The IMDb website is also available in French, German, Spanish, Danish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Japanese. Regardless of what your language preference is, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for on the IMDb.
IMDb is a prestigious, Bristol-based company that provides access to a vast library of movies. It also ranks movies by their popularity, based on more than 10 million votes. The site is free to use and features content navigation for ad buyers. It’s important to note, however, that the library of films and TV shows on IMDb TV is not very large, and IMDb’s ability to add more content is crucial to its continued growth and success.
The founding team of IMDb began in the late 1990s. Jeff Bezos, an avid reader, cut his teeth on Wall Street and later moved to Seattle to create an online bookstore, Amazon.com, which had the largest number of titles at the time. By 1997, Amazon had become publicly traded, and the company had never acquired another company outside of the book business. Then, he met Col Needham, a fellow cinephile, and they discussed the idea of building IMDb. The two worked together for the next two years.
Apart from providing information on movies and TV shows, IMDb also allows users to add their own information. While the site offers movie reviews, it also provides links to relevant sites for the latest news and reviews of movies. In addition to this, it also has a section dedicated to fan pages for different genres. Its mission statement is to make the entertainment industry more accessible. It is the ultimate goal of IMDb to create a more open and collaborative society.
The website’s new TV service, IMDb TV, was launched about three years ago. Its strategy was largely centered around “shoulder” content, but the site now has a number of high-profile shows. In January 2017, Judge Judy Sheindlin announced that she would be creating a TV series based on her novels. This show is based on the novel by Anthony Horwitz. Aside from its content, IMDb has an impressive lineup of original programs and movies.