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/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

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. :)

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

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

merged, thanks oteis and sound.and.vision

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

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.

@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. :)

merged, thanks sound.and.vision

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.

Fixed this last batch. Thanks everyone

fixed, thanks EK_ and oteis.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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 )

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"

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.

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).

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.

merged, thanks kwulf

thanks sound.and.vision fixed those

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/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/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

merged, thanks everyone

https://www.filmo.gs/credit/110958-entertainment-rights
https://www.filmo.gs/company/288541-entertainment-rights (the one above did not appear on dropdown, so I was forced to make this duplicate entry)

Thanks all, I've merged all except the two Entertainment Rights entries, as one is a Credit page and the other is a Company. Will look into how we're handling duplicates across different types and resolve soon. Cheers!

Thanks all, these have been merged

Troma Entertainment, Inc. is correct (if only as an ANV), according to that DVD of Rabid Grannies I added. More often than not, ", Inc." (with comma) is correct on releases, which is why I opted not to set it as an ANV. I don't know if the majority of Troma releases are labeled sans comma, though, to be honest.

Would be nice if we could get that sorted, if any Troma hounds have a bigger selection of DVD's to reference than I do (I currently own a whopping 2 titles, and only one--Rabid Grannies--has the comma, so it probably is an ANV, assuming it's in the minority of releases).

merged those, including the "Troma Entertainment, Inc", maybe that one needs an anv or more investigation like you propose morgue_sludge,. Thanks everyone

Hello all.

I mispelt Jay Edwards company first making it Jaw Edwards.

I re-made Jay Edwards but would like Jaw edwards to be removed.

https://www.filmo.gs/company/295799-jaw-edwards

That is a pretty amusing typo, all things considered.

True true but unless there is a company Jaw Edwards it would be useless here.

Discogs does have only one valid company profile for Warner Bros.
https://www.discogs.com/de/label/25946-Warner-Bros

Discogs does have only one valid company profile for Warner Bros.
https://www.discogs.com/de/label/25946-Warner-Bros

Correct, it's not a company credit, although the same company:
https://www.discogs.com/artist/208507-Warner-Bros

Well...an artist credits with a total of 15 credits that has ANVs for Warner Bros. and Warner Bros., Inc. ...O_o
This compared to a valid company profile that holds about 1700 SITES of credits.
Even the notes say that it should be used fror „Warner Bros“

These need to be merged 100% on filmogs.
And the search bug that „Warner Bros.“ can’t be found fixed ASAP.

Why is the pty ltd entry incorrect?
Looks like a valid company name.

Sorry I should have said merge as these are all the same company with Umbrella Entertainment being the advertised name of the company.

Sorry I should have said merge as these are all the same company with Umbrella >Entertainment being the advertised name of the company.

No.
Thats exactly the reason why these should NOT be merged.
All of them are valid entries.
Umbrella Entertainment Pty Ltd is a company.
Umbrella Entertainment is a brand.

Umbrella Entertainment Pty Ltd always appears as "released by".
While Umbrella Entertainment appears mostly as logo.
Or even as copyright holder or distributor.

To give you a round up:
Even a missing legal state (e.g. a missing "Ltd") would justify a seperate profile for a company.
There are cases where a company changed their legal state somewhen.
This needs or should be documented in the database.

There are also cases where ANVs are more appropiate.
For example: printed "Corp." but a profile with "Corporation" exists.

We also don't just merge all the Warner Bros. profiles dont we?
Please make yourself familiar with brands and companies...and maybe the wiki.
Do you know discogs? It might help to read up the guidelines there!
Thanks.

The only profile thats wrong is:

Incorrect:
https://www.filmo.gs/company/61172-umbrella

Have developers abandoned this thread?

Have developers abandoned this thread?

I’ve messaged the developers through the bubble button.

Hi, sorry for the delay here, we've had some problems with the merge function lately but we're back on track. Thanks for your patience, these have all been merged now.

But there are still releases on merged companies?!
https://www.filmo.gs/company/176696-warner-bros-invalid

And the external links on the other .ogs sites should be adjusted too; I don't think it's meaningful to link to a merged entry.

Can someone figure out what the is the correct version of this company?
I do not own this release and cannot determine.

incorrect (typo)
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9620-universal-picture-video-france

Can someone figure out what the is the correct version of this company?
I do not own this release and cannot determine.

Sorry no.
either it is
https://www.filmo.gs/company/176154-universal-picture-video-france-s-a
or
https://www.filmo.gs/company/254845-universal-picture-video-france-s-a-s

Sorry no.
either it is
https://www.filmo.gs/company/176154-universal-picture-video-france-s-a
or
https://www.filmo.gs/company/254845-universal-picture-video-france-s-a-s

Are you sure it isn’t Universal Pictures Video? It doesn’t sound logic at all that the company is called Universal Picture Video.

You are right, it is Pictures, not Picture.

So all of those are incorrect.

So all of those are incorrect.

Well, not anymore ;)

merged or deleted all of those, thanks everyone.

I have plenty of releases which the company - on packaging - reads "Pioneer Entertainment (USA), Inc."

So keeping both?
By now all releases that were added to the database that carry the one with comma do actually also carry the one without comma.
So looks like a Variation to me.
+ At the moment there are definately more releases in the database that carry the one without a comma.

Merged those, thanks everyone.

Oh argh i kinda renamed one of the rename or delete is that okay?

Or allowed

Could somebody of the staff please get in contact with sTemwinder7????
With most of the submissions he's doing he either creates invalid films or duped company profiles.
This is getting really annoying.

correct:
https://www.filmo.gs/company/9862-columbia-tristar-home-video
dupe:
https://www.filmo.gs/company/309576-columbia-tri-star-home-video

I found 5 Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer Inc why is there 5?

One was made by stemwind which is a dupe

Dupe - https://www.filmo.gs/company/309328-metro-goldwyn-mayer-inc
Dupe - https://www.filmo.gs/company/287480-metro-goldwyn-mayer-inc
Dupe - https://www.filmo.gs/company/221869-metro-goldywn-mayer-inc

There is another one that states a reel company

https://www.filmo.gs/company/293711-metro-goldwyn-meyer-inc

Real - https://www.filmo.gs/company/10517-metro-goldwyn-mayer-inc

Please i am unsjue and confushed by so many of 1 company

User sTemwinder7 strikes again -.-

None of the releases listed under "MCA/Universal Home Video, Inc." has this company name actually printed.
All of them say "MCA Home Video, Inc."

In fact, a company named "MCA/Universal Home Video, Inc." doesnt exist.

correct:
https://www.filmo.gs/company/10209-mca-home-video-inc
incorrect:
https://www.filmo.gs/company/311460-mca-universal-home-video-inc

The staff will have a busy job i saw him add a few more items.

Correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/82617-france-3-cinema
Incorrect: https://www.filmo.gs/company/39569-france-3-cinema

Though truthfully much packaging mislabels without the accent.

correct: https://www.filmo.gs/company/9244-warner-bros-entertainment-inc

the problem is, it doesn’t show up when adding a new release.

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