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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, 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 million subscribers and over 4,000 videos.
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.
In 2015, Screen Rant was acquired by Valnet Inc., an online media company based in Montreal, Quebec.
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.