SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- MOVIECLIPS.com, host of the largest collection of officially-licensed, high quality movie scenes on the web, today opened up its service to users worldwide. MOVIECLIPS.com also released an API, opening up access for approved developers to thousands of clips with rich metadata that includes full-dialogue search, actor details, movie trivia and more.
"Movie clips are a part of our social currency," says Zach James, MOVIECLIPS.com co-founder. "We reference our favorite scenes all the time - they're a part of our DNA. But so far, the web's been entirely without a free, licensed place to go to find clips like the 'I drink your milkshake' scene from There Will Be Blood, or the 'plastics' scene from The Graduate. That blows. So we changed it."
MOVIECLIPS.com is the richest, most robust library of movie clips on the web, featuring more than 12,000 clips from 6 Hollywood studios. The company also developed proprietary technology that assigns up to 1,000 points of data to every scene, making it super easy to find scenes by actor, film title, dialogue snippet, director, genre, etc.
"We were inspired to open the API after our team created a custom plug-in for bloggers using the WordPress platform," says co-founder Richard Raddon, former director of the Los Angeles Film Festival. "The response from our blogger friends was so overwhelmingly positive that opening up the API more broadly seemed a natural direction. It gives our developer community the chance to build some killer tools to further enhance the user experience and bring these clips to life online."
"Movie clips should be available to everyone, everywhere," says James. "It was our dream to open this content up to viewers worldwide. Browsing through thousands of scenes is a great way to rediscover classic Hollywood moments. It reminds us about films we may have forgotten were so funny, or so good. It's easy to get lost in the site, and it's hard not to share."
For details about becoming an approved developer using the MOVIECLIPS.com API, please visit http://Movieclips.com/developers.
Since launching MOVIECLIPS.com in December 2009, the site had nearly a half million unique visitors in its first month. Popular clips include scenes from The Godfather, Napoleon Dynamite, Christmas Vacation, Elf, The Big Lebowski, Casablanca, and There Will Be Blood.
Launched in December 2009, MOVIECLIPS.com is a premium online video destination offering audiences the largest and most diverse collection of movie scenes. MOVIECLIPS.com allows fans to find, watch and share more than 12,000 movie clips from the libraries of major Hollywood studios. Visit www.movieclips.com for more information.