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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, and originally had its primary office in Ogden, Utah. Screen Rant has expanded its coverage with red-carpet events in Los Angeles, New York film festivals and San Diego Comic-Con panels. The associated YouTube channel was created on August 18, 2008, and has over 8.36 million subscribers and over 4,000 videos.
In February 2015, Screen Rant was acquired by Valnet Inc., an online media company based in Montreal, Quebec.
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. Screen Rant still owns the series. The series had produced over 200 videos by September 2020, which had garnered 250 million views.
In April 2020, YouTube content creator Zac Morris, otherwise known as CZsWorld, accused Screen Rant of plagiarism. 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. 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.: 8:00 CZsWorld other 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.: 14:00 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".: 10:30, 12:00 The Screen Rant video was later removed from YouTube.
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