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Lumiere (database)

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Lumiere (stylized as LUMIERE) is an online database of ticket sales for films released in 27 European territories.[1] Based in Strasbourg, France, the database was proposed by the Advisory Committee of the European Audiovisual Observatory (Observatoire européen de l’audiovisuel) ("Observatory"). In 1996, the Observatory began to regularly collect data on admissions to films distributed in Europe. In 1997, it conducted a study and concluded that such a database was necessary to meet various needs within the European film industry.

Type of site
Database of film box office admissions
Available inFrench, English, German
OwnerEuropean Audiovisual Observatory (Observatoire européen de l’audiovisuel)
Launched2000; 19 years ago (2000)
Current statusActive

The database was created in cooperation with national information sources and the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.[2] Software was developed in the summer of 2000 and the Lumiere database was launched on 13 November 2000. The initial database provided details of 6,395 films produced in 68 countries from years 1996–1999.

The criteria for the identification of films in the Lumiere database are: original title, translation of the title, country of origin, year of production, and name of director(s).[3]

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  1. ^ Kliamaki, Olga D. (2012–2013). "Les 20 ans de l'Observatoire européen de l'audiovisuel" [The 20 years of the European Audiovisual Observatory]. La revue européenne des médias et du numérique (in French). Institut de recherche et d’études sur la communication (IREC). 25 (Winter). Retrieved 16 September 2018.CS1 maint: date format (link)
  2. ^ "Rapport de la Commission au Conseil, au Parlement européen, au Comité économique et social européen et au Comité des régions" [Report from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions] (in French). Commission des Communautés Européennes. 10 January 2007. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  3. ^ "L'identification des films dans la base LUMIERE" [Identification of Films in the LUMIERE Database]. LUMIERE. European Audiovisual Observatory. Retrieved 19 May 2017.

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