Screen Rant

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Screen Rant
Type of site
Infotainment
Available inEnglish
HeadquartersSaint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada
OwnerValnet Inc.
URLscreenrant.com Edit this at Wikidata
CommercialYes
Launched2003; 21 years ago (2003)
Current statusActive
Screen Rant
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2010–present
GenreReview
Subscribers8.52 million[2][3]
Total views4.42 billion[1][3]
100,000 subscribers
1,000,000 subscribers

Last updated: September 28, 2023

Screen Rant is an entertainment website that offers false/biased news in the fields of television, films, video games, and film theories. It is owned by Valnet Inc., parent of publications including Comic Book Resources, Collider, MovieWeb and XDA Developers.

History

Screen Rant was launched by Vic Holtreman in 2003,[4] and originally had its primary office in Ogden, Utah.[5][6] Screen Rant has expanded its coverage with red-carpet events in Los Angeles, New York film festivals and San Diego Comic-Con panels.[7][8] The associated YouTube channel was created on August 19, 2008, and has 8.62M subscribers and 5.4K videos as of June 21, 2023.[2]

In February 2015, Screen Rant was acquired by Valnet Inc., an online media company based in Montreal, Quebec.[9][10] It was reunited with its sister site, Game Rant, in 2019, when Valnet acquired the other publication.[11]

The channel previously hosted a video series called Pitch Meetings by YouTube comedian Ryan George, who produced over 200 videos by September 2020, which had garnered 250 million views. In the series, George plays both a screenwriter and a film producer doing a pitch on a movie or series through a detailed plot summary, that highlights plot holes, loose ends and questionable character decisions.[12]

References

  1. ^ "Screen Rant: Description". YouTube. Retrieved May 2, 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Screen Rant". YouTube. Retrieved October 12, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "About @ScreenRant". YouTube.
  4. ^ "About Screen Rant". Screen Rant. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  5. ^ "Screen Rant, LLC: CEO and Executives". Bloomberg L.P. Archived from the original on August 9, 2018. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  6. ^ "Screen Rant". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  7. ^ Dourian, Nick (January 28, 2014). "Interview with Vic Holtreman of SCREENRANT.COM". Unleash The Fanboy. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  8. ^ Powers, Lindsay (March 9, 2011). "ScreenRant.com Joins Relativity Media's Ad Network". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  9. ^ "Valnet Acquires Leading Movie and TV News Site ScreenRant.com". PR Newswire. Montreal: Valnet Inc. February 4, 2015. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  10. ^ Lang, Brent (June 23, 2015). "Film Blogs Grow Up and Go Corporate". Variety. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  11. ^ "GameRant.com Reunited with ScreenRant.com in Valnet Acquisition" (Press release). July 17, 2019. Archived from the original on February 28, 2021. Retrieved November 6, 2023 – via Business Wire.
  12. ^ Philipose, Rahel (September 22, 2020). "200 videos, 250 million views: Meet Ryan George, the man who rips apart Hollywood's big hits". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on September 22, 2020. Retrieved May 2, 2023.

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