AllMovie

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AllMovie
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Available inEnglish
Owner RhythmOne [1]
Created by Michael Erlewine
Website allmovie.com
Alexa rankIncrease Negative.svg 50,071 (April 2018) [2]
CommercialYes
RegistrationNo
Launched1998;21 years ago (1998)
Current statusOnline

AllMovie [3] (previously All Movie Guide) is an online guide service website with information about films, television programs, and screen actors. [4] As of 2013, AllMovie.com and the AllMovie consumer brand are owned by RhythmOne. [5]

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History

AllMovie was founded by popular-culture archivist Michael Erlewine, who also founded AllMusic and AllGame.

Michael Erlewine Archivist of popular culture

John Michael Erlewine is an American musician, astrologer, photographer, TV host, publisher and Internet entrepreneur who founded the music online database site AllMusic in 1991.

AllMusic Online music database

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The AllMovie database was licensed to tens of thousands of distributors and retailers for point-of-sale systems, websites and kiosks. The AllMovie database is comprehensive, including basic product information, cast and production credits, plot synopsis, professional reviews, biographies, relational links and more.

AllMovie data was accessed on the web at the AllMovie.com website. It was also available via the AMG LASSO media recognition service, which can automatically recognize DVDs.

AMG LASSO is a media recognition service launched by the All Media Guide in 2004. The LASSO service automatically recognizes CDs, DVDs, and digital audio files in formats such as MP3, WMA, and others. The service uses CD table of contents (ToC), DVD ToC, and acoustic fingerprint based recognition to recognize media. LASSO is available in versions for PCs and embedded devices.

In late 2007, Macrovision (now Rovi Corporation) acquired AMG for a reported $72 million. [6]

The AMG consumer facing web properties AllMusic.com, AllMovie.com and AllGame.com were sold by Rovi in August 2013 to All Media Network, LLC. The buyers also include the original founders of SideReel and Ackrell Capital investor Mike Ackrell. [7]

RhythmOne is an American company that owns and maintains AllMusic, AllMovie, AllGame, SideReel and Celebified. The company was founded in 1990 by popular-culture archivist Michael Erlewine. RhythmOne offices are located in San Francisco, California, and Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, and several other locations across the country.

SideReel is a website that offers users the ability to search for television shows, get new episode alerts, watch full episodes online and mark the episodes they've watched. The company also announced it had surpassed 1 million unique visitors in one day. It is a TV community site with user discussions, reviews, and news. SideReel acts as a medium, connecting users to content centered on the shows that interest them and organizing the information around those shows.

RhythmOne offices are located in San Francisco, California, and Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.

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References

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  2. "Alexa Ranking". Alexa Internet . Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  3. "AllMovie – Movies and Films Database". All Media Network . Retrieved March 29, 2014. ©2014 AllMovie, a division of All Media Network, LLC
  4. Haddad, Michael (2005). The screenwriter's sourcebook: a comprehensive marketing guide for screen and television writers. Chicago, Ill: Chicago Review Press. p. 333. ISBN   1-55652-550-8.
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