Screen Rant

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Screen Rant
Screen Rant black text logo.svg
Type of site
Infotainment
Available inEnglish
HeadquartersSaint-Laurent, Quebec
OwnerValnet Inc.
URLscreenrant.com Edit this at Wikidata
CommercialYes
Launched2003; 19 years ago (2003)
Current statusActive
Screen Rant
YouTube information
Years active2010–present
GenreReview
Subscribers8.52 million[1]
Total views3.8 billion[2]
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers

Screen Rant is an entertainment website that offers news in the fields of television, films, video games, and film theories. Screen Rant was launched by Vic Holtreman in 2003,[3] and originally had its primary office in Ogden, Utah.[4][5] Screen Rant has expanded its coverage with red-carpet events in Los Angeles, New York film festivals and San Diego Comic-Con panels.[6][7] The associated YouTube channel was created on August 18, 2008,[8] and has over 8.36 million subscribers and over 4,000 videos.[1]

In February 2015, Screen Rant was acquired by Valnet Inc., an online media company based in Montreal, Quebec.[9][10]

Pitch Meeting

The channel previously hosted a video series called Pitch Meeting by Ryan George that debuted in 2017 until 2022, when the series received its own channel,[11] though Screen Rant still owns the series. The series had produced over 200 videos by September 2020, which had garnered 250 million views.[12]

Plagiarism accusation

In April 2020, YouTube content creator Zac Morris, otherwise known as CZsWorld, accused Screen Rant of plagiarism.[13] Specifically, CZsWorld said that the content of his video on Easter eggs in the 2020 horror film The Invisible Man was copied in a Screen Rant video on the same topic, using different words but in the same order and to a degree of detail that could not be explained by coincidence.[14]

CZsWorld acknowledged that anyone could have separately discovered the references to other Invisible Man films, but unrelated horror franchises he mentioned were similarly cited while pointing to the incorrect specific film, implying that Screen Rant copied his work because someone who had actually made the discovery independently would be far less likely to have made this mistake.[14]: 8:00  CZsWorld also cited multiple elements he designed for his series Horror History that were largely copied in the company's video, and pointed out other examples of the company copying his work in the past, as well as that of other content creators on YouTube.[14]: 14:00  He reached out to the company requesting to be credited for his work in the info section for the video, but received a response calling his claim "unfounded".[13][14]: 10:30, 12:00  The Screen Rant video was later removed from YouTube.[15]

References

  1. ^ a b "Screen Rant". YouTube. Retrieved October 12, 2021.
  2. ^ "Screen Rant: About". YouTube. Retrieved November 29, 2021.
  3. ^ "About Us". Screen Rant. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  4. ^ "Screen Rant, LLC: CEO and Executives". Bloomberg L.P. Archived from the original on August 9, 2018. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  5. ^ "Screen Rant". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  6. ^ Dourian, Nick (January 28, 2014). "Interview with Vic Holtreman of SCREENRANT.COM". Unleash The Fanboy. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  7. ^ Powers, Lindsay (March 9, 2011). "ScreenRant.com Joins Relativity Media's Ad Network". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  8. ^ "Screen Rant". Social Blade. Retrieved October 12, 2021.
  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. ^ George, Ryan [@theryangeorge] (February 22, 2022). "PITCH MEETING IS GETTING IT'S [sic] OWN CHANNEL Starting Thursday March 10th, new Pitch Meeting episodes will be released there exclusively. You can subscribe now! Wow wow wow.... wow" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  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 22, 2021.
  13. ^ a b Tro, Rob (April 29, 2020). "Screen Rant Stole Content: A Bigger Issue". Wicked Good Gaming. Retrieved July 28, 2021.
  14. ^ a b c d CZsWorld (April 26, 2020). "My Video Was STOLEN By Screen Rant: Exposed | DeadTalks". YouTube. Retrieved December 22, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ "25 Things You Missed In The Invisible Man". Screen Rant. March 6, 2020. Archived from the original on March 7, 2020. Retrieved December 23, 2021 – via YouTube.

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