Collider is a film website and YouTube channel founded by Steve Weintraub in July 2005. It was purchased in January 2015 by Complex. In 2012, Weintraub was nominated for a Press Award by the International Cinematographers Guild for his work at Collider.com.
Collider focuses on entertainment news, analysis, and commentary. As of October 2016[update], Collider's YouTube channel had 300,000 subscribers and over 220,500,000 cumulative views. Extensions of the channel include Movie Talk, TV Talk, Heroes, Nightmares, Jedi Council, Movie Trivia Schmoedown, Behind the Scenes & Bloopers, and Collider News. The panels are hosted by a wide assortment of mediators including John Campea, Jon Schnepp, Kristian Harloff, Mark Ellis, Jeremy Jahns, Perri Nemiroff, Ashley Mova, Sinead De Vries, Natasha Martinez, Wendy Lee, Clarke Wolfe, Josh Macuga, Mark Reilly, Ken Napzok and Dennis Tzeng. Collider's website staff of writers include Adam Chitwood, Senior Editors Matt Goldberg (Film) and Allison Keene (TV), Haleigh Foutch, Dave Trumbore, Brian Formo and Aubrey Page. The website is primarily news, features, sketches and criticism.
|Movie Talk||John Campea (except on Fridays, hosted by Dennis Tzeng)||Monday–Friday|
|TV Talk||Josh Macuga||Monday|
|Jedi Council||Kristian Harloff||Thursday|
|Movie Trivia Schmoedown||Kristian Harloff & Mark Ellis||Tuesday/Friday|
|Behind the Scenes & Bloopers||Perri Nemiroff||Saturday|
|Nightmares||Clarke Wolfe||Wednesday (monthly)|
Different members of the panel share their perspective on any given topic, including film reviews and industry news. Movie Talk is time shared with celebrity interviews. Each episode is typically an hour in length. Mondays' episode covers the weekend box office gross and speculation on future ratings. A segment called "Buy or Sell" happens around the halfway point in each episode, where the panel discusses whether they see certain topics or announcements as favorable. An additional option has begun to reoccur during "Buy or Sell" which is "Lease" (a panelist decides that the current topic is too close to call, a 50/50 if you will) in addition to the options "Buy" or "Sell". Each episode covers eight different topics in each podcast, and the show typically ends with questions from a live audience through a Twitter chatroom. Mailbag is a separate segment where the panel discuss fan mail, questions, and insight provided by viewers.
Heroes follows a similar format to Movie Talk. The difference is that the news coverage is strictly on comic book film news and is hosted by Jon Schnepp. Regular panelists include Hot Toys enthusiast Robert Meyer Burnett and Amy Dallen from Geek and Sundry. Episodes often revolve around the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Extended Universe and the marketing and advertising strategies of both franchises. The show also talks about comics-based TV series such as Arrow and The Flash on The CW or the MCU on Netflix. The advertising practices and marketing themes of different corporations are addressed and predictions are made regarding the future of each studio.
Collider News videos are typically short segments ranging from one to two minutes in length. These short videos discuss changes with company executives, 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 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 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. The bloopers are compiled by Earl.
Collider Unboxed videos show the staff's obsession with toy collectibles and the new opening of a toy for the offices.
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