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Fri, Jan 21, 2022 11:13 PM

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CAN I GET RID OF THESE OLD YOUTUBE VIDEO CREDITS I GAVE MYSELF? Been trying to delete old Youtube video credits for months.

Years ago, I thought I'd a bunch of old Youtube sketches on IMDb. They're nowhere near good enough to be IMDb credits, but, as a kid, I was simply excited to find I could mark myself as actor, editor, director, etc. for a project I had made. I did this for a long period of time up to fairly recently with a false hope that I'd be able to remove them when I started to get into the industry on a more professional level.  However, as I've started to jump into the industry on a more professional level, I've come to realize it is dang near impossible to delete old credits. I've been trying to delete myself as a part of the project (several credits connected to acting, editing, directing, etc.), delete the project itself, I've tried changing my name to a fake made-up actor name to again try and get it off of my IMDb page, NOTHING has worked.

I want these projects as a whole completely off of IMDb, but I'll also take simply getting my own self off of the project credit-wise so I can clear my page of these pointless credits. I've heard my only hope may be burying it by getting more projects. BUT, if there's any way to either delete my project or my credits exists, I'd be forever grateful. I've been trying for months and months to find a solution, and no dice so far.

My IMDb is here:

Zane Shaw

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Hace 4 m

You won't be able to remove these projects, or your credits on them. IMDb will not knowingly delete true information.

Did these old videos all appear on a single YouTube channel? If so, your channel may be considered a series (according to IMDb rules) and each video an episode of that series. You may want to convert the videos into a single series. That way they'll look much less conspicuous on your profile page.

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Hace 4 m

First, you'll need to submit your YouTube channel as a series. Use the same form that you've used to submit other kinds of new titles.

https://contribute.imdb.com/updates?update=title

After the series goes live, you can convert the existing videos into episodes of that series. When you're ready, just start a new thread asking us how to do it. You can also find that information in the IMDb Contributor Help Guide.

https://help.imdb.com/contribution

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Hace 4 m

After your series goes live, you'll need to correct the title of each project in order to convert it into an episode of that series. Example:

Old title:

Batman Goes to School (2015) (V)

Corrected title:

"The Zane Shaw Show" (2015) {Batman Goes to School}

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Hace 4 m

Yes these are all connected to one Youtube Channel! Honestly I think I can live with that as my best option (turning it all into one series). It'll look cleaner, it'll make more sense, and it'll be easier to bury under new credits in the long run for sure.

Do you have any helpful tips as to where to go about shifting these credits into being an episodic series? Like where on the project I go to start shifting into a series? I haven't had to completely shift a project like that before.