The IMDb Yacht Cruises into San Diego Comic-Con with Host Kevin Smith, Top Celebrities, and Leading Brands

IMDb’s coverage of Comic-Con includes celebrity video interviews, a
live streaming video broadcast, a new “Fan IQ” trivia game, and The IMDb
Yacht Party

Anchor Bay, TCL, and Universal Pictures are on board as sponsors

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IMDb, the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV
and celebrity content, today announced that writer/director/podcaster
Kevin Smith will host original celebrity video interviews and convention
coverage aboard The IMDb Yacht throughout San Diego Comic-Con®
International 2016. IMDb’s Comic-Con 2016 special section, launching
today, features preview coverage, a welcome video message from Kevin
Smith, and a new “Fan IQ” trivia game, sponsored by TCL®.

To follow IMDb’s exclusive Comic-Con coverage, visit,
follow #IMDboat on Twitter or visit IMDb’s official Facebook page (
and Instagram (
account. Coverage will be accessible by IMDb’s more than 250 million
unique monthly visitors worldwide via IMDb’s website, mobile apps and
social media accounts.

“We are delighted that Kevin Smith will be conducting three days of
coverage and original celebrity interviews in the video studio aboard
The IMDb Yacht at Comic-Con and that leading brands are joining our
maiden voyage to create truly unique experiences for fans, celebrities
and other industry VIPs,” said Col Needham, IMDb’s founder and CEO. “Our
goal is to give our hundreds of millions of users all over the world a
virtual front row seat at Comic-Con while providing an oasis for
celebrities and VIPs at the world’s biggest celebration of fandom.”

“I hit IMDb every day,” said Kevin Smith. “It’s my homepage. The amount
of entertainment trivia I know thanks to falling down rabbit holes while
looking up information on IMDb is finally going to be put to good use at
Comic-Con. I can’t wait to talk to the creators, makers and casts of the
movies and TV shows that are bringing the buzz to Comic-Con this year!
I’ll be the sweaty guy on The IMDb Yacht singing ‘I’m on a boat!’”

The IMDb Yacht, which is accessible by invitation only, will serve as a
gateway to distinguished entertainment brands by creating a must-stop
destination for talent and industry VIPs. The three-deck, 158-foot-long
boat will be docked at Fifth Avenue Landing, immediately behind The San
Diego Convention Center. It opens to invited guests only on Thursday,
July 21.

Timeline of events aboard The IMDb Yacht:

  • On July 21-23, IMDb and Kevin Smith will produce original video
    coverage on the open-air top deck, including interviews with celebrity
    guests from “The Walking Dead,” “Vikings,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,”
    “Ash vs Evil Dead,” “The Man in the High Castle,” “Snowden,”, The Hollywood Reporter, and more.
  • The first deck will include the TCL® Refresh and Recharge lounge
    featuring 4k TVs from TCL®, the Anchor Bay screening lounge, a photo
    station featuring Anchor Bay shows in collaboration with Amazon’s Geek
    Boutique, and an exhibition of hand-made prop replicas from Adam
    Savage’s Select fans will be invited to enjoy the IMDb
    Yacht on Friday, July 22.
  • The IMDb Yacht Party, Presented by TCL®, will take place on Friday
    evening, July 22. This is an invitation-only event.
  • On Saturday, July 23, at 3:00 pm Pacific time, Kevin Smith will host
    “IMDb Live at Comic-Con,” a live-streaming show broadcast via and sponsored by Universal Pictures’ upcoming movie “Jason
    Bourne,” in which Matt Damon returns to his iconic role. The show will
    feature Kevin Smith’s wrap-up analysis of the convention along with
    conversations with special celebrity guests from “Orphan Black,” “The
    Flash,” “Con Man,” “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare,” and more.

In celebration of Comic-Con, IMDb has launched “Fan IQ Quiz,” a new
interactive trivia game that challenges fans to answer questions about
the shows, movies, quotes, and actors most relevant to Comic-Con, and to
share their “Fan IQ” score via social platforms, inviting friends and
foes to compete. “Fan IQ Quiz,” which is sponsored by TCL®, is available
now on IMDb’s website, mobile apps, and at
beginning today.

About Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith first came to attention as the writer/director of a film
called “Clerks.” It’s been all downhill ever since.

About IMDb

IMDb is the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV
and celebrity content. The IMDb consumer site (
is the #1 movie website in the world with a combined web and mobile
audience of more than 250 million unique monthly visitors. IMDb offers a
searchable database of more than 185 million data items including more
than 3 million movies, TV and entertainment programs and more than 6
million cast and crew members. Consumers rely on the information IMDb
provides — including local movie showtimes, ticketing, trailers, critic
and user reviews, personalized recommendations, photo galleries,
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where to watch it. IMDb’s portfolio of leading entertainment apps (
includes its popular “Movies & TV” app for iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire,
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date, there have been more than 115 million downloads of IMDb’s mobile
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About Anchor Bay Entertainment

Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading independent home entertainment
company that acquires and releases a wide array of filmed entertainment
in the theatrical and home entertainment markets, including STARZ
Original series, children’s entertainment, fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness),
sports and specialty films on Blu-ray™ and DVD formats. The company has
long-term distribution agreements in place for select programming with
The Weinstein Company, AMC Networks and RADiUS, among others.
Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment (
is a full service distributor in the North American market. Anchor Bay
Entertainment is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business,

About TCL

TCL is one of the fastest growing consumer electronics and TV brands in
North America. Already one of the world’s best-selling TV brands, TCL
(The Creative Life) was founded more than 30 years ago and prides itself
on delivering high quality products featuring stylish design and the
latest technology. With extensive manufacturing expertise, a vertically
integrated supply chain, and state-of-the-art panel factory, TCL offers
innovative televisions, including the award-winning TCL Roku TV.

About Universal Pictures’ Jason Bourne

Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne. Paul
Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The
Bourne Ultimatum
, once again joins Damon for the next chapter of
Universal Pictures’ Bourne franchise, which finds the CIA’s most
lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows. For Jason Bourne,
Damon is joined by Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and
Riz Ahmed, while Julia Stiles reprises her role in the series. Frank
Marshall again produces alongside Jeffrey Weiner for Captivate
Entertainment, and Greengrass, Damon, Gregory Goodman and Ben Smith also
produce. Based on characters created by Robert Ludlum, the film is
written by Greengrass & Christopher Rouse.


Emily Glassman