LOS ANGELES (Herald de Paris) – There is nothing like waking up in the morning and being blackmailed. This is essentially what is happening to thousands, and possibly millions, of hard working entertainment industry profesisonals, who woke up to find their “Starmeter” ratings on IMDB.com had lowered by thousands, sometimes millions, of points. The higher the number the worse the ranking. In other words, 1 is good, and 10 Million is bad. What’s driving these changes is even more concerning than the numerical changes, themselves.
IMDB is short for Internet Movie Database. For more than 15 years, IMDB has attempted to list all the credits in movies and television, to partial success. Initally, IMDB.com was a simple site not run by conglmerates with their own advertorial or promotional agendas. Since that time, however, IMDB.com has been bought and sold and bought again by Warner Brothers, and now Amazon, with a clear bias towards certain movies.