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Wed, Jun 17, 2020 4:15 PM

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Cast Submission Guide needs clarification and correction

This section from the Cast Submission Guide needs clarification and correction:

  • People who appear only in still photographs can be included in filmography based on these guidelines:
    • The content was created specifically for the title and they do receive an on screen credit: they should be credited as reflected on screen with the addition of a (credit only) attribute.
      • If they are not featured in the end credits: they should instead be submitted as Photographic Model in Miscellaneous crew with the addition of an (uncredited) attribute.
    • If the content is not explicitly created for the title and they are credited: they should be listed with a (credit only) attribute.
      • If they are not credited: they are not eligible for listing as a filmography item, but can be submitted as “Bio: Other Works” or “Title: Trivia” (as long as it adheres to our Trivia policies).


      • Most photographs are not created specifically for a title, but are archive photographs.  They, therefore, DO NOT USE photographic models.  Being mentioned by name or appearing in a photograph does not usually result in on-screen credit since there is no archive footage.  
If a person has no on-screen credit, but is mentioned by name or identified in an archival photograph, they should have the "reference-to-" keyword.

This is particularly a problem for documentaries, where on-screen credits are rare and limited.  Cast names, therefore, are usually listed "in order appearance" IF there's archival footage.  Otherwise, they should have the "reference-to-" keyword.

Someone else could perhaps state this more clearly than I have.

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Champion

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3 months ago

Note: the part that starts "Most photographs" is Bradley's text, not part of the quotation.

I think I agree with Bradley agree that if one reads this rule about still photographs with an eye on, for instance, historical documentaries, it is a bit strange. Especially, why add an appearance to "Other works" if the person just appeared in an archive photo?

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3 months ago

Yes, "Most photographs" section is part of my text.