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Collider (website)

Collider
IndustryFilm criticism
Founded2005; 19 years ago (2005)
FounderSteve Weintraub
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OwnerValnet Inc.
Websitecollider.com

Collider is an online entertainment publication, with a focus on the film industry and television series.[1] Collider focuses on entertainment news, analysis, and commentary, along with original features, complementary film and television reviews, editorials, and interviews. As of July 2023, it is averaging 46.3 million views a month.

As of July 2024, Collider's YouTube channel had 619,000 subscribers and over 560,000,000 cumulative views. Former extensions of the channel include Movie Talk, Movie Trivia Schmoedown, Heroes, Jedi Council, Behind the Scenes & Bloopers, and Collider News.[2]

Extensions of the main YouTube channel include Collider Podcasts (including a period named under Collider Live), Collider Interviews (formerly Collider Quick), Collider Games (later renamed Revog and presumably sold off), Collider Sports & Pro Wrestling Sheet.[3] The website and channel has also expanded into producing podcasts for PodcastOne.[4]

History

Collider was founded in 2005 by editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub as a blog. In 2015, Weintraub sold Collider to Complex Media, who would manage the business and advertisements on the website and offer editing support.[5][6] On November 17, 2020, Valnet announced that it had acquired Collider.[7]

Show Main host Day
For Your Consideration Jeff Sneider/ Perri Nemiroff / Scott Mantz Various
Collider News Various Various

Movie Talk

The crew shared their perspective on the film industry, which included film reviews and industry news. Each episode is approximately an hour in length. The show was canceled in a statement released by Collider and Marc Fernandez on January 2, 2020.

Heroes host Jon Schnepp at the 2012 New York Comic Con

Heroes

Heroes followed a similar format to Movie Talk, except the coverage is strictly on comic book film news. It was hosted by Jon Schnepp who, after his death, was succeeded by Amy Dallen and Coy Jandreau.

Episodes revolve around the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe. The show also talks about comics-based TV series such as Arrow and The Flash on The CW or the MCU on Netflix.

The show was canceled in a statement released by Collider and Marc Fernandez on January 2, 2020.

Nightmares

Nightmares follows the same format as Movie Talk and Heroes to a horror-focused show. Hosted by Clarke Wolfe, it follows news on horror films and television. Regular co-hosts include Mark Reilly, Perri Nemiroff, and Jon Schnepp. It was reduced from a weekly show to monthly installments in 2017 due to decreased viewership and later was put on indefinite hiatus.

Movie Trivia Schmoedown

Introduced in March 2016, the Movie Trivia Schmoedown was a game show hosted by Harloff and Ellis where Collider or other YouTube cinema-related personalities engage in a film trivia competition. The show has a heavy professional wrestling influence in terms of storylines and gimmicks, although the competition itself is legitimate.

Collider News

Hosted by various members, these videos are typically short segments ranging from one to two minutes in length. These short videos discuss upcoming movies, new trailer drops, celebrity controversy, or filming and production issues on set. These short pieces are uploaded shortly after breaking news. Each short ends as the host asks the viewers their opinion on the story and encourages fans to post comments for further discussion on the next episode of the Movie Talk panels.

Collider Crash Course

Collider Crash Course videos cover a variety of topics that are designed to enlighten viewers. The segments vary in length and are hosted by an alternating group of staff.

Collider Behind the Scenes & Bloopers

Collider Behind the Scenes & Bloopers videos, which feature Perri Nemiroff hosting, offer viewers a look behind the scenes of the other shows, as well as interviewing staff on a variety of topics.

Comic Book Shopping

Hosted by Jon Schnepp, these videos showcase celebrities and comic book writers shopping for and discussing comics and graphic novels. In March 2019, it was announced that the series was being revived with Coy Jandreau succeeding the late Schnepp.

1x1 with Kristian Harloff

Hosted by Kristian Harloff, the videos show hour-long interviews with celebrity guests.

Collider Live

Introduced in 2018, this live program featured a rotating panel of staff and featured a more loose atmosphere. Topics are wide-ranging, from film and media news to the everyday lives of staff, etc. Celebrity guests often appear to discuss projects and other topics. Hosted by Kristian Harloff and later by Roxy Striar and Dorina Arellano, the show moved to its own separate channel beginning on May 20, 2019. The show was canceled in a statement released by Collider and Marc Fernandez on January 2, 2020.

Movie Review Talk

Hosted by Scott Mantz, who provides film reviews of opening releases. The series was canceled due to low viewership, with the final episode airing on February 15, 2019.

For Your Consideration

Introduced in 2018, this series offers commentary, discussion, and coverage of the upcoming major awards season, including potential Academy Awards contenders, TIFF coverage of buzzed-about films, etc. The series is hosted primarily by Perri Nemiroff and Jeff Sneider, with Scott Mantz and Steve Weintraub providing additional opinions.

Collider Dailies

A live news show was introduced in 2023, primarily hosted by Perri Nemiroff and John Aljets, with Steve Weintraub, Maggie Lovitt, and others joining as additional commentators. Aired every day during the week on the Collider Extras YouTube channel, with audio-only versions being released later on multiple different podcasting platforms.

Collaborations

The channel had also branched out and produced content for other outlets, such as Awesometacular with Jeremy Jahns for go90.[8]

Staff

Steven Weintraub at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con International in San Diego, California.
Collider founder Steven Weintraub

Notable past staff and contributors include Scott Mantz, John Campea, Sasha Perl-Raver, and Robert Meyer Burnett.

References

  1. ^ "About Us". Collider. Archived from the original on 2021-02-24. Retrieved 2021-02-26.
  2. ^ Collider (2016). "About". YouTube. Archived from the original on 15 November 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Collider Videos". YouTube. Archived from the original on June 2, 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  4. ^ Collider "Collider". PodcastOne. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "About Collider". Collider. Retrieved February 22, 2023.
  6. ^ Lang, Brent (June 23, 2015). "Film Blogs Grow Up and Go Corporate". Variety. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  7. ^ Gonzalez, Umberto (November 17, 2020). "Collider Bought by Valnet, Parent Company of Game Rant and Screen Rant". TheWrap. Retrieved February 22, 2023.
  8. ^ Collider (2016). "Awesometacular with Jeremy Jahns". Archived from the original on January 16, 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
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