Hi all

Can we please use this thread to list duplicate or invalid companies that are pending merge/removal.

I will start with

CORRECT - https://www.filmo.gs/company/9048-Village-Roadshow-Films-BVI-Limited
DUPLICATE - https://www.filmo.gs/company/32403-Village-Roadshow-Films-BVI-Limited

Thanks
sound.and.vision.

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/38528-Twin-Pics
Duplicate: https://www.filmo.gs/company/38529-Twin-Pics

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/37943-ABC-Distribution
Duplicate: https://www.filmo.gs/company/71940-abc-Distribution-2

Btw. is there anyway you can change ABC to abc on the correct one?

merged those dupes, thanks oteis and sound.and.vision

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/35202-Paramount-Home-Entertainment-UK
Duplicate: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9077-Paramount-Home-Entertainment-UK

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9862-Columbia-TriStar-Home-Video
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9332-Columbia-Tristar-Home-Video
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/106251-Columbia-TriStar-Home-Vid
Incorrect [no releases]: https://www.filmo.gs/company/115415-Columbia-Tristar-Home-Vide

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/10568-A-Film-Distribution
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/49524-A-Filmistribution
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/115706-A-Film-Distribution-Netherlands

Also, are you able to change Hanway Films to HanWay Films?
https://www.filmo.gs/company/10244-Hanway-Films

Please also merge:
Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/21347-Universal-Pictures-UK-Limited
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9872-Universal-Pictures-UK-Limited
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/21349-Universal-Pictures-UK-Limited
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9496-Universal-Pictures-UK-Limited

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9371-Buena-Vista-Home-Entertainment
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/133950-Buena-Vista-home-Entertainment
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/60680-Buena-Vista-Home-Entertaiment

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9370-Buena-Vista-Home-Entertainment-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9738-Buena-Vista-Home-Entertainment-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9865-Buena-Vista-Home-Entertainment-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/122570-Buena-Vista-Home-Entertaiment-Inc

Merged those entries. Thanks everyone

Thanks! Here is more:

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9266-20th-Century-Fox
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/133481-20th-Centrury-Fox
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/35707-Twenth-Century-Fox

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/8894-20th-Century-Fox-Home-Entertainment
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/10214-20th-Century-Home-Entertainment
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/143367-20th-Century-Fox-Homentertainment
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9689-20th-Centuy-Fox-Home-Entertainment

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/8895-Twentieth-Century-Fox-Home-Entertainment-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9513-Twentieth-Century-Fox-Home-Entertainment-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9498-Twentieth-Century-Fox-Home-Entertainment-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9875-20th-Century-Fox-Home-Entertainment-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/126134-20th-Century-Home-Entertainment-Inc

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9028-Twentieth-Century-Fox-Home-Entertainment-LLC
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9712-20th-Century-Fox-Home-Entertainment-LLC
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9319-Twentieth-Century-Fox-Home-Entertainment-LLC
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/134879-Twentieth-Century-Fox-Home-Entertainment-LLC
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9391-Twentieth-Century-Fox-Home-Entertainment-LLC
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/98558-Twenth-Century-Fox-Home-Entertaiment-LLC
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/135190-20th-Centuy-Fox-Home-Entertainment-LLC

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9012-Twentieth-Century-Fox-Film-Corporation
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/10217-Twentieth-Century-Fox-Film-Corporation
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9948-Twentieth-Century-Fox-Film-Corporation
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/33094-Twentieth-Century-Film-Corporation
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/33093-Twentieth-Century-Film-Corporation
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9711-20th-Century-Fox-Film-Corp
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/98557-Twenth-Century-Fox-Film-Corporation

There are so many of these... but it's a start. :)

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9229-Warner-Home-Video-U-K-Limited
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9044-Warner-Home-Video-UK-Ltd
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/114001-Warner-Home-Video-U-K-Ltd
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/32656-Warner-Home-Video-U-K-Limited
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/59387-Warner-Home-Video-U-K-Limited
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/116763-Warner-Home-Video-UK-Limited
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/53563-Warner-Video-UK-Limited
Incorrect [no releases]: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9655-Warner-Home-Video-UK-Ltd

whew, that was a big batch :) But all merged, thanks mirva!

This is going really well. Keep throwing more coal into the burner!

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9761-AB-Svensk-Filmindustri
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9702-AB-Svensk-Filmindusti

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/31238-Geneon-Entertainment-USA-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/33442-Geneon-Entertainment-USA-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9945-Geneon-Entertainment-USA-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/34656-Geneon-Entertainment-USA-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/55959-Geneon-Entertainment-USA-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/47861-Geneon-Entertainment-USA-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/48574-Geneon-Entertainment-USA-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/48576-Geneon-Entertainment-USA-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/48580-Geneon-Entertainment-USA-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/48604-Geneon-Entertainment-USA-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/55472-Geneon-Entertainment-USA-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/55481-Geneon-Entertainment-USA-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/55492-Geneon-Entertainment-USA-Inc

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/8909-The-Mail-On-Sunday
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9725-The-Mail-on-Sunday

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/10260-TriStar-Pictures-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9417-Tristar-Pictures-Inc

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/8955-Universal-Studios
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/10131-Universal-Sudios

Also these are just junk profiles:

https://www.filmo.gs/company/9995-Brand
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9996-Distributor

More junk:

https://www.filmo.gs/company/122447-Roger-Corman
https://www.filmo.gs/company/107526-5060033471647
https://www.filmo.gs/company/122446-5055201804686

And I'm a complete idiot creating this one, fresh out of the oven!

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/170316-One-On-One-Video
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/170315-One-on-One-Video

Thanks sound.and.vision, merged these now

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9291-Disney-DVD
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/141123-Disney-DVD-31798

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/8952-Universal
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/126538-Universall

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9606-Warner-Bros-Inc
Duplicate: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9860-Warner-Bros-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/104053-Warneros-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/116851-Warner-Bros-Inc

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/38512-Warner-Bros-Entertainment-Nederland-B-V
Duplicate: https://www.filmo.gs/company/38513-Warner-Bros-Entertainment-Nederland-B-V
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/152975-Warneros-Entertainment-Nederland-B-V

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/25954-Lions-Gate-Home-Entertainment-UK-Ltd
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/65242-Lions-Gate-Home-Entertainment-UK

merged, thanks oteis and sound.and.vision

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/10102-Columbia-Tristar-Home-Entertainment-B-V
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/91330-Columbia-Tristar-Home-Entertainment-B-V-k-hddxzcv-cvc-L-C (oops, left my computer open...)
Also please change Tristar to TriStar on the correct one.

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9094-Columbia-TriStar-Home-Entertainment
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9390-Columbia-Tristar-Home-Entertainment
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9427-Columbia-Tri-Star-Home-Entertainment

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9888-Columbia-TriStar-Home-Entertainment-Australia
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9450-Columbia-Tristar-Home-Entertainment-Australia

For removal: https://www.filmo.gs/company/139274-Columbia-Tristar-Home-Video-BVroadcasting-System-CBS

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9741-Universal-Studios-UK-Limited
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/126558-Universal-Studios-UK-Ltd

Is there a possibility to not have the merged companies show up in search, delete them completely from the database?

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/10502-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/115776-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer-MGM
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/121307-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9035-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/10632-Metro-Goldeyn-Mayer
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9034-MGM

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9042-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer-Studios-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/104054-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer-Studios-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9630-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer-Studios-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/164445-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer-Studios-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/122444-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer-Studios-In-c
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9793-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer-Studios-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/10606-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer-Studios-Inc
Incorrect [no releases]: https://www.filmo.gs/company/161129-Metro-Goldwyn-MayerMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer-Studios-Inc

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9367-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer-Pictures-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/104072-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer-Pictures-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/125454-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer-Pictures-Inc

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9661-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer-Pictures
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/10342-Metro-Goldywn-Mayer-Pictures

Also I'm not sure what to do with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment as the correct spelling is not in the database.
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9036-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer-Home-Entertainment
https://www.filmo.gs/company/10633-Metro-Goldeyn-Mayer-Home-Entertainment
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9040-MGM-Home-Entertainment
https://www.filmo.gs/company/65520-MGM-Home-Entertainement

merged, thanks oteis and mirva

Is there a possibility to not have the merged companies show up in search, delete them completely from the database?

@mirva: The merged duplicates should not be showing up in search nor browse views. But they still exist if you have the url (for technical and archival reasons)

Also I'm not sure what to do with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment as the correct spelling is not in the database.

If you add it correctly, I can move the entries to the new correct submission and merge the dupes into that.

mirva: The merged duplicates should not be showing up in search nor browse views. But they still exist if you have the url (for technical and archival reasons)

Hmmmm. Looking into it more closely, some of them don't show up, but some of them do.
When I search for "20th Century", some of the merged companies still show up, for example:
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9875-20th-Century-Fox-Home-Entertainment-Inc
https://www.filmo.gs/company/33093-Twentieth-Century-Film-Corporation
https://www.filmo.gs/company/35707-Twenth-Century-Fox

Also, any chance the search results could also be sorted by type (Company, Credit, Release, Film)?

If you add it correctly, I can move the entries to the new correct submission and merge the dupes into that.
Alright, I've created it:
https://www.filmo.gs/company/172265-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer-Home-Entertainment

Thanks again for all your work. :)

But how is "Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment" the correct one? The logo itself shows "Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment"...

The correct spelling has always been "Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer" (probably because it was formed from the merger of three film companies), this can be confirmed from various sources, including their website.
http://www.mgm.com

Alright, it’s fine with me.

Thanks for clarifying.

Np. I should've included some references in the first place.

And another one:
Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/55093-Shout-Factory-LLC
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/33172-Shout-Factory-LLC
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/10353-Shout-Factory-LLC

The one with a comma seems to be the official one:
http://www.shoutfactorytv.com/about

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/38823-Universal-Studios-Home-Entertainment-LLC
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/10538-Universal-Studios-Home-Entertainment-LLC

(There should never be a period after LLC)

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9353-Lions-Gate-Films-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/41034-Lions-Gate-Films-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/10124-Lions-Gate-Films-INC
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/113645-MMX-Lions-Gate-Films-Inc

Lions Gate Films Inc. is correct as per California business registry.

https://www.filmo.gs/company/142332-MVD-Visual-MVD-56330

Delete; User included the SKU/Catalog Number of the release with the company name.

Curious, as to the "Lions Gate" company name - it seems to have multiple versions on releases. I've seen it multiple times as "Lionsgate."

AFAIK, all of their companies have it as "Lions Gate", but the trade name / brand is Lionsgate.

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9095-Sony-Pictures-Home-Entertainment
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/166451-Sony-Pictures-Home-Entertaiment

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/10088-Sony-Pictures-Home-Entertainment-B-V
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/10576-Sony-Pictures-Home-Entertainment-BV

@mirva:

Hmmmm. Looking into it more closely, some of them don't show up, but some of them do.

They should be reindexed for search when we merge them. I've set the ones you linked to be be reindexed. Let me know if you keep seeing this.

Also, any chance the search results could also be sorted by type (Company, Credit, Release, Film)?

This is actually a just released feature :) Look for the "type" filter in the sidebar on the search results page

Alright, I've created it

Merged!

Merged those other dupes as well, thanks everyone.

This is actually a just released feature :) Look for the "type" filter in the sidebar on the search results page

Nice, thanks! It makes figuring out all the duplicates a bit easier.

They should be reindexed for search when we merge them. I've set the ones you linked to be be reindexed. Let me know if you keep seeing this.

Alright, I will. :)

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9009-Widescreen-Collection
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9856-Paramount-DVD-Widescreen-Collection

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/8891-Warner-Home-Video
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/32654-Warner-Home-Video

merged, thanks sound.and.vision

Correct (i think): https://www.filmo.gs/company/8890-Warner-Bros
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9826-Warner-Bros
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9500-Warner-Bros-Package-Design

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/8949-The-History-Channel
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/credit/51456-History-Channel

Another Warner Bros. duplicate:
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9656-Warner-Brothers

I'm guessing that some of those actually belong under one of the home video/entertainment brands as the logo is basically illegible, but that's another issue completely.

Invalid. Please delete.

https://www.filmo.gs/company/174638-2008

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/8886-U-S-Manga-Corps
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9135-US-Manga-Corps

Invalid. Please delete:

https://www.filmo.gs/company/100346-089218433190

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9099-Sony-Pictures-Home-Entertainment-Inc
Incorrect (empty): https://www.filmo.gs/company/9476-Sony-Pictures-Home-Entertainment-Inc

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9244-Warner-Bros-Entertainment-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/165056-Warner-Bros-Entertainment-Inc

Still showing up in search results:
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9416-Warner-Bros-Entertainment-Inc
https://www.filmo.gs/company/122494-Warner-Bros-Entertainment-Inc

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/56673-Warner-Bros-Home-Entertainment
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/59663-Warner-Bros-Home-Entertaiment

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9064-Warner-Bros-Entertainment-Australia-Pty-Limited
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/10485-Warner-Bros-Entertainment-Australia-Pty-Limited

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9349-Warner-Home-Video-Inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/125373-Warner-Home-Video-Inc

These seem to be identical, so the merge can be done to either or:
https://www.filmo.gs/company/37531-Warner-Home-Entertainment-Benelux
https://www.filmo.gs/company/37532-Warner-Home-Entertainment-Benelux

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/10502-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/172067-Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/66844-Studiocanal-Limited
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/125455-Studioanal-limited

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/8894-20th-Century-Fox-Home-Entertainment
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9267-Twentieth-Century-Fox-Home-Entertainment
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/149591-Twentieth-Century-Fox-Home-Entertainment

Fixed this last batch. Thanks everyone

Invalid Company:

https://www.filmo.gs/company/9931-BBC-Worldwide-Ltd

Invalid Company:

https://www.filmo.gs/company/9847-BBC-Worldwide-Ltd

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/38251-Video-Film-Express
Duplicate: https://www.filmo.gs/company/38253-Video-Film-Express

fixed, thanks EK_ and oteis.

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9292-touchstone-home-entertainment
Invalid: https://www.filmo.gs/company/141125-touchstone-home-entertainment-31836

Is the amount of companies shown in the autofill now limited to 10? That's not a very good solution if we want to avoid duplicates. For example Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC won't even show up in the list if, even if I type until the second to last letter.

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9028-twentieth-century-fox-home-entertainment-llc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/176167-twentieth-century-fox-home-entertainment-llc

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9299-summit-entertainment-llc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/164697-summit-entertainment-llc

This still shows up in search:
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9865-buena-vista-home-entertainment-inc

These are duplicates:
https://www.filmo.gs/company/161062-buena-vista-home-entertainment-brasil
https://www.filmo.gs/company/148992-buena-vista-home-entertaiment-brasil

I guess they should be merged to the first one, even though "home" starts with a lower case letter. At least it's otherwise correctly spelled.

One more :D

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9379-dreamworks-home-entertainment
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/67820-dreamworks-home-entertaiment

More from DreamWorks:

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9374-dreamworks-llc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/94061-dreamworks-llc

And again:
Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9408-the-criterion-collection
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/165037-criterion-collection

Please delete:
https://www.filmo.gs/company/119738-brand
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9994-distributor

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/8887-columbia-pictures-industries-inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9797-columbia-pictures-industries-inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/36229-columbia-pictures-industries-inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9471-columbia-pictures-industries-inc

Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/181858-dosky-communications-europe-b-v

Typed a wrong letter, sorry. The good one is made so this one can be removed

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9563-regency
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/40638-regeny

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9297-summit-entertainment
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/99096-summit-entertaiment

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9299-summit-entertainment-llc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/164697-summit-entertainment-llc

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9597-lionsgate
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/65185-lions-gate

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9190-animeworks
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/108544-anime-works

INVALID - DELETE:
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9476-sony-pictures-home-entertainment-inc

Those should all be fixed, deleted or merged. Thanks everyone.

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/34236-thinkfilm
Duplicate: https://www.filmo.gs/company/34239-thinkfilm

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/186626-ratpac-dune-entertainment-llc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/93273-ratpac-dune-entertaiment-llc

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/181900-lions-gate-entertainment-inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/29273-lions-gate-entertainment-inc

Official spelling (no comma) confirmed from official website & California business registry.

INVALID - DELETE:
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9390-columbia-tristar-home-entertainment

INVALID - DELETE:
https://www.filmo.gs/company/142875-colombia-tristar-home-entertainment

INVALID - DELETE:
https://www.filmo.gs/company/10214-20th-century-home-entertainment
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9689-20th-centuy-fox-home-entertainment
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9702-ab-svensk-filmindusti
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9271-akira-comittee
https://www.filmo.gs/company/60680-buena-vista-home-entertaiment
https://www.filmo.gs/company/133950-buena-vista-home-entertainment

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/195810-itv-global-entertainment-limited
Incorrect (misspelled): https://www.filmo.gs/company/122318-itv-global-entertainment-ldt

Company name confirmed from Companies House.

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9761-ab-svensk-filmindustri
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/66069-a-b-svensk-filmindustri

QUESTION:

Are the Incorrect/Duplicate/Invalid company listings actually being deleted?

The whole point of this thread (I assume) was to remove the clutter from the database and help users to select the correct company. I've found many incorrect/duplicate/invalid companies still listed - with [MERGED] followed by company name (only on the page itself). HOWEVER, the incorrect/duplicate/invalid company is still listed in the drop-down (when entering RELEASE), with the only way to check if it is a good company by going to its page/listing.

Hmm that's strange EK_

When I now add releases which were plagued with dupe credits they no longer appear, so for example I only get one Universal now instead of about 10.

I'll double-check quickly...

The problem is that some of them seem to still appear after the merge, while some don't. If you browse up a little bit, you can see that I had the same problem.

I wouldn't mind if the entries were completely deleted from the database after the merge.

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/197917-tin-blue-ltd
Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/197918-kimbridge-music-inc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/105452-tin-blue-ltd-kimbridge-music-inc

As others have pointed out above, trying to enter just 3 companies in https://www.filmo.gs/release/198275-the-party-to-parti all the incorrect/misspelled/merged etc. entries appeared. What's the point of doing the work then, if you still have to open each incorrect/misspelled/merged page in order to spot the correct entry?

Exactly.

CORRECT - https://www.filmo.gs/company/47057-film4
INCORRECT - https://www.filmo.gs/company/48909-film-four

DEVELOPERS:

  • What is the point of leaving INCORRECT companies as selectable? Just noticed a RELEASE with "[MERGED]MGM Home Entertainement" as the company?!?!

I get it...All the releases listed under an incorrect or invalid company have to be manually changed to the correct company - which is difficult, if not impossible, without the actual release or clear images of the actual release. Still, something has to be done to prevent this.

Almost all the MGM duplicate are either back, or usable again...

Here is another "Merged" entry with releases again:
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9035-metro-goldwyn-mayer

But, more importantly, this is what it looks like when I try entering "Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer":
https://i.imgur.com/nV9NW3K.png

( https://www.filmo.gs/company/10502-metro-goldwyn-mayer )

Delete: https://www.filmo.gs/company/192801-20th-century-fox-home-entertainment-brand
Delete: https://www.filmo.gs/company/192802-twentieth-century-fox-home-entertainment-inc-copyright-1997
Delete: https://www.filmo.gs/company/192803-lucasfilm-ltd-copyright-1997

Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/39059-hemdale-home-video-inc
Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/212136-hemdale-home-video-inc

All-caps "HEMDALE" is typographically incorrect.

HIT Entertainment PLC

  • The logo is "HiT" (with globe earth as dot above "I") but the actual printed name of the company is "HIT"

Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/10174-hit-entertainment-plc
Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/212591-hit-entertainment-plc

ALSO

https://www.filmo.gs/company/60139-hit-entertainment

Is listed as a BRAND in two releases. Not too sure how to handle "Brands"

DELETE - INCORRECT SPELLING

https://www.filmo.gs/company/9906-buena-vist-home-video

DEVELOPERS -
Why aren't the incorrect companies being deleted? They still show up when entering a release. Defeats the purpose of this thread if these incorrect companies are still available for selection.

DELETE!

https://www.filmo.gs/company/223496-eastern-staradd

Deleted or merged the companies above. Thanks for the heads up.

Merged companies still showing up in the dropdown when linking them to releases was a bug. That should now have been fixed. Let me know if you still encounter that.

The rationale for keeping incorrect entries around is for historic reasons and for cases of dispute that might arise later. But merged/duplicate entries should not be visible in search results, when browsing or attaching them to a submission (but only if you have a direct link).

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/117173-hanna-barbera
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/117191-hanna-barbara

Merged companies still showing up in the dropdown when linking them to releases was a bug. That should now have been fixed. Let me know if you still encounter that.

It's still happening at least with the different variations of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC.

As there are some new duplicates, and new releases has been linked to the merged entries, so some merging is required again:

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9028-twentieth-century-fox-home-entertainment-llc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9391-twentieth-century-fox-home-entertainment-llc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/193820-twentieth-century-fox-home-entertainment-llc
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/157930-twenthieth-century-fox-home-entertainment-llc

Fixed those, thanks oteis and mirva. Let us know if you see merged companies popping up in the dropdown in the submission form again.

DELETE: https://www.filmo.gs/company/227025-criterion-collection

https://www.filmo.gs/company/42734-ciby-2000
https://www.filmo.gs/company/42735-ciby-2000

https://www.filmo.gs/company/39747-el-deseo-d-a-sl-u
https://www.filmo.gs/company/44162-el-deseo-d-a-s-l-u
( I think the 1st one is correct)

merged, thanks kwulf

Empty but merge
Wrong https://www.filmo.gs/company/168255-wat-disney
Right https://www.filmo.gs/company/9960-walt-disney

still showing up
Wrong https://www.filmo.gs/company/10545-dfw-dutch-filmworks
Right https://www.filmo.gs/company/168373-dfw-dutch-filmworks

wrong: https://www.filmo.gs/company/167464-mmvi-new-line-home-entertainment-inc
right: https://www.filmo.gs/company/8883-new-line-home-entertainment

wrong: https://www.filmo.gs/company/161049-universal-city-sudios-inc
right: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9519-universal-city-studios-inc

empty but wrong: https://www.filmo.gs/company/157493-mgmome-entertainment-llc
correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9240-mgm-home-entertainment-llc

These are all junk:
https://www.filmo.gs/company/155604-pictures-home-entertainment
https://www.filmo.gs/company/155605-pictures
https://www.filmo.gs/company/160562-columbi
https://www.filmo.gs/company/157489-bbc-worldwide-ltd-mcps
https://www.filmo.gs/company/169396-warer-home-video
https://www.filmo.gs/company/167463-mmv-new-line-productions-inc
https://www.filmo.gs/company/8896-walt-disney-home-videos
https://www.filmo.gs/company/163025-brion-creative

thanks sound.and.vision fixed those

https://www.filmo.gs/company/10200-cbs-fox-video
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9359-cbs-fox-video
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9358-cbs-fox-video
https://www.filmo.gs/company/223763-cbs-fox-video
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9949-cbs-fox-video-inc

https://www.filmo.gs/company/10629-the-cbs-fox-company
https://www.filmo.gs/company/10201-cbs-fox-company
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9929-cbs-fox-company

https://www.filmo.gs/company/150969-cbs-inc
https://www.filmo.gs/company/30606-cbs-incorporated
https://www.filmo.gs/company/79947-cbs-inc

https://www.filmo.gs/company/99093-cic-video-gmbh
https://www.filmo.gs/company/62803-cic-videos-gmbh (Duplicate)
https://www.filmo.gs/company/38732-cic (marked as invalid)

https://www.filmo.gs/company/10194-hollywood-pictures-company
https://www.filmo.gs/company/150029-hollywood-pictures-company (Duplicate)

merged, thanks BadMoon

Thanks, but there is still a release on
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9949-cbs-fox-video-inc :
https://www.filmo.gs/release/3486-alien
"Distributor" and "Distributed by" seems the same to me but I can't edit, because there is a request to add a packaging format.

https://www.filmo.gs/company/10617-twentieth-century-fox-home-entertainment-south-pacific-pty-ltd
https://www.filmo.gs/company/10414-twentieth-century-fox-home-entertainment-south-pacific-pty-ltd
https://www.filmo.gs/company/242706-twentieth-century-fox-home-entertainment-south-pacific-pty-ltd

https://www.filmo.gs/company/128227-hammer-film-productions
https://www.filmo.gs/company/22067-hammer-film-productions-ltd
https://www.filmo.gs/company/22077-hammer-film-productions-limited

https://www.filmo.gs/company/9671-live-entertainment-inc
https://www.filmo.gs/company/210430-live-entertainment-inc

https://www.filmo.gs/company/278343-carolco-communications-gmbh
Invalid Company

Correct is VCL/Carolco Communications GmbH, which was the actual name of the company at that time, not a collaboration of two different companies.
https://www.filmo.gs/company/210993-vcl-carolco-communications-gmbh

merged thanks BadMoon and Dibb-s

https://www.filmo.gs/company/231336-pathe-distribution-limited
https://www.filmo.gs/company/52526-pathe-distibution-limited
https://www.filmo.gs/company/8915-pathe-distribution-limited

My two pennies worth say the last one is the most complete. Thanks

https://www.filmo.gs/company/9671-live-entertainment-inc
https://www.filmo.gs/company/210430-live-entertainment-inc

Why was the "Inc:" deleted?
I thought, companies should be credited the same way as on the release?
Now I've added CNVs to most of the releases (those where the Images show the credit of the company).

merged, thanks sixandnine

@BadMoon:

Why was the "Inc:" deleted?

My bad. I guess I got that one wrong. We can re-add the inc. I'm a bit confused by these:

Not sure what should be the canonical one and what the title should be.

https://www.filmo.gs/company/9671-live-entertainment
this one would be correct with a capitalised Live and Inc. readded, it's the company name.

https://www.filmo.gs/company/36779-live-entertainment
this is correct as it is, as the label name / brand

alright, updated that. Thanks BadMoon

https://www.filmo.gs/company/9862-columbia-tristar-home-video
https://www.filmo.gs/company/186318-columbia-tristar-home-video

Former looks most complete - though I'm unsure about the capitalized S

Strike my comment re: recapitalization for previous comment. It is correct.

here's 4 more:
https://www.filmo.gs/company/211755-new-line-productions-inc
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9610-new-line-productions-inc
https://www.filmo.gs/company/10522-new-line-productions-inc
https://www.filmo.gs/company/8885-new-line-productions-inc

https://www.filmo.gs/company/9401-tobis-home-entertainment
https://www.filmo.gs/company/221221-tobis-home-entertenment (typo)

https://www.filmo.gs/company/284375-impact-pictures-llc
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9986-impact-pctures-llc (typo)

https://www.filmo.gs/company/72775-film-entertainment-vip-medienfonds-4-gmbh-co-kg
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9987-film-entertainment-vip-medienfondsd-4-gmbh-co-kg (typo)

https://www.filmo.gs/company/79844-france-2-cinema
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9118-france-2-cinema
I think the first one (with the accent) should stay.

https://www.filmo.gs/company/8885-new-line-productions-inc (correct)
https://www.filmo.gs/company/10522-new-line-productions-inc

https://www.filmo.gs/company/115688-paramount-pictures-usa
https://www.filmo.gs/company/181426-paramount-pictures-usa

https://www.filmo.gs/company/60348-paramount-home-entertainment
https://www.filmo.gs/company/205826-paramount-home-entertainment

https://www.filmo.gs/company/10455-paramount-pictures-inc
https://www.filmo.gs/company/103868-paramount-pictures-inc

https://www.filmo.gs/company/9197-paramount-home-video
https://www.filmo.gs/company/177060-paramount-home-vide (incorrect/typo)

https://www.filmo.gs/company/9404-paramount-home-entertainment-germany-gmbh
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9574-paramount-home-entertainment-germany-gmbh
https://www.filmo.gs/company/41429-paramount-home-entertainment-germany-gmbh (1 item listet athough marked as duplicate)

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