Screen Rant
Type of site
Infotainment
Available inEnglish
HeadquartersSaint-Laurent, Quebec
OwnerValnet Inc.
URLscreenrant.com
CommercialYes
Launched2003; 18 years ago (2003)
Current statusActive
Screen Rant
YouTube information
Years active2010–present
GenreReview
Subscribers8.1 million
Total views3.6 billion
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers

Screen Rant is an online information news website which offers news in the fields of television, films, video games, and film theories. Screen Rant was launched by Vic Holtreman in 2003,[1] and originally had its primary office in Ogden, Utah.[2][3] Screen Rant has expanded its coverage with red-carpet events in Los Angeles, New York film festivals and San Diego Comic-Con panels.[4][5] The associated YouTube channel was created on August 18, 2008,[6] and has over 8 million subscribers and over 4,000 videos.[7]

The channel hosts a video series called Pitch Meeting by Ryan George that debuted in 2017. The series had produced over 200 videos by September 2020, which had garnered 250 million views.[8]

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

Controversies

In April 2020 CZsWorld, a YouTube content creator, accused Screen Rant of corporate plagiarism, maintaining that the company copied the work of smaller content creators like himself, and presented it as its own work without credit. Specifically, CZsWorld pointed to Screen Rant's video on Easter eggs in the 2020 horror film The Invisible Man, which CZsWorld said copied the content from his own video on the same topic, as well as multiple elements CZsWorld designed for his series Horror History, to an extent that could not be explained by coincidence. CZsWorld also pointed to a number of other examples in which Screen Rant had plagiarized his work in the past, as well as that of other creators on Reddit and YouTube like Jon Solo.[11]

References

  1. ^ "About Us". Screen Rant. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  2. ^ "Screen Rant, LLC: CEO and Executives". Bloomberg L.P. Archived from the original on August 9, 2018. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  3. ^ "Screen Rant". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  4. ^ Dourian, Nick (January 28, 2014). "Interview with Vic Holtreman of SCREENRANT.COM". Unleash The Fanboy. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  5. ^ Powers, Lindsay (March 9, 2011). "ScreenRant.com Joins Relativity Media's Ad Network". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  6. ^ "Screen Rant". Social Blade. Retrieved October 12, 2021.
  7. ^ "Screen Rant". YouTube]. Retrieved October 12, 2021.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Valnet Acquires Leading Movie and TV News Site ScreenRant.com" (Press release). 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. ^ Tro, Rob (April 29, 2020). "Screen Rant Stole Content: A Bigger Issue". Wicked Good Gaming. Retrieved July 28, 2021.