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Gracenote Launches Studio System Projects to Help Content Creators Accelerate Development in the Peak TV Era

0 minute read | October 2018

Single, secure platform integrates industry-leading Studio System data with enterprise-level collaboration and workflow tools enabling project management from pitch through production

LOS ANGELES, Calif., October 3, 2018 – Gracenote®, a Nielsen company (NYSE: NLSN), announced the availability of Studio System Projects, a new enterprise-level collaboration and project management platform designed to help TV networks, Hollywood studios and other content creators streamline the development process and deliver more commercially and critically successful entertainment offerings.  This new suite of Web-based tools allows internal teams to more efficiently manage the creation of TV shows and movies from story ideation all the way through production and final release.

Studio System Projects provides content creators a secure, enterprise-grade platform to improve organization, collaboration and productivity. Users can create their own custom project records to serve as a centralized store for all related documents and materials tied to the project; from script drafts, storyboards and concept art, to casting videos and detailed tracking notes. Additionally, users can attach talent to projects and track them as credits or participants. Through list building and sharing features, users can collaboratively select candidates and access full profile details, as well as talent representation information from the underlying Studio System database.

Video programming is being developed at an unprecedented pace by a wide range of content creators from broadcast and cable networks to on-demand streaming platforms and theatrical studios. In the era of “peak TV” and the content explosion, the creative community is seeing more demand than ever for professionally-developed shows and movies as well as heavier pressure to produce commercial and critical hits. To satisfy the growing demand, content creators are reviewing and assessing thousands of pitches per year to decide what to develop. For each show or movie they greenlight, a series of critical decisions on whom to write and produce the project and whom to cast ensues. Typically, a disparate combination of software applications, local drive storage and email are used to manage the development process.

“The entertainment industry has lagged other industries in terms of access to integrated tools and data enabling better business decision-making and project management,” said Simon Adams, General Manager of Gracenote. “The next evolution of Studio System brings content creators a platform delivering much needed collaboration and workflow capabilities on top of the industry’s most trusted entertainment information database. By providing modern tools and a secure environment to replace disconnected solutions, Studio System Projects allows Hollywood to maximize creativity, accelerate development and produce that next big hit.”

Underpinning Studio System Projects is the entertainment industry’s most accurate and timely data on TV, movie and digital projects. The information covers every stage of development, financial information and prior box office results, as well as talent and representative contact information. Currently, the Studio System database contains data on hundreds of thousands of projects and millions of actors, producers, directors and writers, all sourced and vetted by the company’s Hollywood-based editorial team.  Studio System web and mobile applications are relied upon by virtually every major network, studio, talent agency and production company to track what is happening in their world.

Gracenote will showcase the new Studio System Projects solution at the Hollywood Innovation & Technology Society (HITS) Fall Conference taking place October 4 in Los Angeles. To learn more about Studio System Projects, visit

About Gracenote

Gracenote, a Nielsen company (NYSE: NLSN), provides music, video and sports content and technologies to the world’s hottest entertainment products and brands. Gracenote is the standard for music and video recognition and is supported by the largest source of entertainment data, featuring descriptions of more than 200 million tracks, TV listings for 85+ countries and statistics from 4,500 sport leagues and competitions. Gracenote is headquartered in Emeryville, Calif. and supports customers around the globe. For more information, visit

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