IMDb Adds Fandango Ticketing

By | Tuesday July 16, 2013 @ 4:17pm PDT

People in the U.S. who use IMDb‘s iOS and Android mobile apps and web site made the discovery this week. The service works much the same as it does on Fandango‘s smartphone app. Buyers can add tickets to their Passbooks … Read More »

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Actress Loses Age Lawsuit Against IMDb

By | Thursday April 11, 2013 @ 3:48pm PDT

A Seattle jury has found against Junie Hoang in her lawsuit against IMDb for revealing her real age online. The decision came after a two-day trial. The 41-year-old actress, whose real name is Houng … Read More »

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Actress Suing IMDb Wins Trial Date

By | Tuesday March 19, 2013 @ 1:41pm PDT

Last night a federal judge in Seattle ruled that a lawsuit brought by an actress who accused the online film and TV database for posting her birthdate in her bio without her permission will go to trial. U.S. District Judge Marsha J. Pechman denied summary judgment from IMBb on Junie Hoang’s breach of contract claim (read the full ruling here), meaning the case will go forward to an April 8 trial date. The core claim makes the central issue of the case whether the site enables age discrimination in the entertainment biz with its policy of posting ages on individuals’ web pages. Read More »

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Actress’ Suit Vs. IMDb To Proceed But Some Claims Dropped

By | Saturday March 31, 2012 @ 4:03pm PDT actress suing and for publishing her real age on the web retailer’s popular entertainment information web site has dismissed her allegations of fraud, invasion of privacy and request for $1 million in punitive damages, but allowed her case … Read More »

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IMDb All-Decade Lists: Johnny Depp, ‘Dark Knight,’ ‘Lost’

By | Wednesday January 25, 2012 @ 10:21am PST

IMDb has revealed the site’s top 10 most-viewed actors, movies and TV shows during the past decade as part of a 10th anniversary celebration of its industry database IMBb Pro. The subscription side of is also getting a face-lift for its birthday. Here are the lists:

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Actress Who Is Suing IMDb Now Has A Name

By | Friday January 6, 2012 @ 5:52pm PST

A U.S. District judge in Seattle last month ordered the anonymous actress suing IMDb for age discrimination to use her name on the lawsuit — or it couldn’t go forward. So today, Huong Hoang (pictured) who acts using the stage … Read More »

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IMDb’s Top 2011 Search: Natalie Portman

By | Tuesday December 20, 2011 @ 11:52am PST

Looks like there were a lot of Black Swan fans doing actor searches on IMDb this year. The film’s star Natalie Portman, who won an Oscar for the part, and … Read More »

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Amazon: IMDb Ageism Lawsuit “Frivolous”

By | Monday November 14, 2011 @ 3:07pm PST

Actress Sues Amazon For Showing Her Age On Industry Database IMDb

Amazon has asked a U.S. judge to throw out a $1 million lawsuit brought last month by an actress who was complained that her age was revealed without her … Read More »

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AFTRA, SAG Urge IMDb To Stop Facilitating Age Discrimination Against Actors

By | Thursday October 27, 2011 @ 4:40pm PDT

Actress Sues Amazon For Showing Her Age On IMDb

Los Angeles (Oct. 27, 2011) — An actor’s actual age is irrelevant to casting. What matters is the age range that an actor can portray. For the entire history of professional acting, this has been true but that reality has been upended by the development of IMDb as an industry standard used in casting offices across America. IMDb publishes the actual dates of birth of thousands of actors without their consent, most of them not celebrities but rank-and-file actors whose names are unknown to the general public. When their actual ages then become known to casting personnel, the 10+ year age range that many of them can portray suddenly shrinks and so do their opportunities to work. The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Screen Actors Guild strongly believe that businesses like IMDb have a moral and legal obligation not to facilitate age discrimination in employment. Entertainment industry employers who would never directly ask a potential employee’s age routinely access that information through IMDb and its professional subscription site IMDbPro. IMDb has the power to remove the temptation for employers to engage in age discrimination by accessing this information.

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Actress Sues Amazon For Showing Her Age On Industry Database IMDb

By | Tuesday October 18, 2011 @ 9:35am PDT

An actress is suing Amazon for $1 million for revealing her age on the company’s film and TV industry database IMDb. The suit says the actress, who didn’t want to reveal her identity, attempted to increase her exposure on the … Read More »

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