Internet Movie Database to buy Withoutabox


MUMBAI: The Internet Movie Database (, the web’s most comprehensive and authoritative source of information on movies, TV, and celebrities and a subsidiary of announced it has agreed to acquire Without A Box, the worldwide media company dedicated to advancing independent film and connecting artists with audiences.


Co-founded in 2000 by David Straus and Joe Neulight, Withoutabox empowers all stakeholders in the independent film arena, from aspiring and established filmmakers to film festival organizers and audiences. For independent filmmakers, Withoutabox offers a fully integrated service for submitting films to festivals worldwide and promoting these films directly to fans everywhere. For film festival organizers, Withoutabox provides tools to manage and promote film festivals online.


“For eight years, Withoutabox has enabled filmmakers and festivals to reach the widest audience possible,” said Withoutabox CEO David Straus. “Now, they will be able to connect directly with the 50 million film lovers who visit IMDb each month.”


“Our mission has always been to provide film lovers around the world with the most comprehensive movie-, TV-, and celebrity-related information,” said IMDb vice president Colin Bryar. “Working with Withoutabox, we can offer our viewers even more great film-related content.”


Withoutabox will continue to function as a stand-alone operation based in the Los Angeles area.