TIFF Long Take - Ep. 5: How IMDB Demystified the Film Industry
An interview with the founder and CEO of the Internet Movie Database, Col Needham
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The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is the most popular film site on the web, and in many senses, it's changed the way we watch films. This week, Rob and Geoff meet the man who created it, Col Needham.
The three chat about IMDB's origin story (5:25), the early days of the 'World Wide Web' (7:10), the site's evolution over the past 20 years (9:15), how IMDB has empowered a generation of industry insiders (14:05), how their data has influenced the way that movies are made (16:00), and how the site has helped to democratize the film industry (18:45).
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