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Changes to company credits

Clicking on Company Credits ... See more>> or individual Production Co. it send u on IMDbPro  log in page, I assume it's a clinch.

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3 years ago

Thanks for the problem report. We have opened a ticket with the appropriate team.

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3 years ago

Thanks a lot. I've been experiencing the same problem as many others as well. :-( Not only by clicking on Company Credits, but just searching for an individual company (production, distributor or whatever) also sends me direct to IMDb Pro. Once again, thanks a lot. :-)

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3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Company credits.

Company credits now part of IMDBPro or is this an issue (11/30/17 checking sends me to imdbpro to login)

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Why can't I see the company credits for the movies and TV shows on IMDb?.

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3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Company credits.

If this is a bug it seems to have returned because today I'm getting the same issue of clicking company credits instantly links me to Pro.

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Why can't I see the company credits for the movies and TV shows on IMDb?.

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3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Company Pages.

I've been an IMDB user for years. I had always used the 'character' pages to find upcoming and past films. So I am really sad to see that go. But I was feeling okay, because I have always used the company pages to do the same thing. 

So today, when I clicked on a company page and was directed to IMDBpro (which I am not a member of) I was a bit confused. Why aren't the company pages free anymore? I love IMDB but it is increasingly becoming less useful to me. 

Employee

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3 years ago

The issue with the title/companycredits page has been resolved now. Sorry for the inconvenience. You should be able access pages such as http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1375666/c... again.

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I am still being directed to IMDBpro

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I'm having the same problem when I try to look at a company's filmography.  I know the advanced information like contact is always for Pro Membership but basic film list was always free.

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I can third this:  I can go to the Company Credits page like normal - i.e. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7690004/companycredits , but when I click into the company, it still re-directs to IMDBPro.

Personally, I prefer the classic IMDB list layout so hopefully this bug gets fixed soon (plus, as has been pointed out, not everyone is a Pro member).

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Sorry for the lack of clarity on our part here, the issue with title/companycredits is indeed fixed and the redirection was an accident. 

Unfortunately as part of https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/upcoming-changes-to-several-imdb-features-du6man1opd5q0 the old company filmography pages are deliberately now only available on IMDbPro.  The company filmography pages were served from our old software platform which is being retired shortly. The complexities of trying to tie company credits across different branches and subsidiaries is not something we can easily represent within the consumer focused main IMDb.com website, sorry. 

In keeping with the Get Satisfaction announcement referenced in the previous paragraph, over the long term, if we cannot do something properly, simply and consistently across all IMDb consumer web site and mobile app platforms, we are (mostly) no longer going to do it at all. Company filmography falls into this category and is now only supported on IMDbPro as it is more of an entertainment industry focused feature in any case. 

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IDMB is rippping us off now by putting certain detals of producitons and distributors which used to be free on IDMB Pro where i have to pay $149.99 per year or $19.99 per month all i want to know is what other movies these companies have made i i should not have to pay for that

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 can you at least let us access the company Company filmography for free 

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I mean like you can already  see certain films and television has made for free but when you click on see all past films or television that when the sign up thing comes up 

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For example  I used to be able to go on Lifetime Television [us] 
and see what movies they have made now i have to pay to access  it on IMDB PRO
by Clay Weintraub
Joined on December 2, 2017
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/people/clay_weintraub
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http://www.imdb.com/find?q=Lifetime%20Television&s=co&exact=true
Companies
Lifetime Television [us] (Distributor) 
http://www.imdb.com/company/co0006395/
goes to
https://pro-labs.imdb.com/company/co0006395

Become an IMDbPro Member Today
Get access to the industry's most essential research tool
Start Your 30-Day Free Trial

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifetime_(TV_network)

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http://www.mylifetime.com/


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I am not paying 150 dollars for information that used to be free 

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my parents will not let me even if i wanted too 

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besides, i can see certain films for free i would just like to see all of them for free 

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Please refer to the reply from our CEO & Founder above:

Unfortunately as part of https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/upcoming-changes-to-several-imdb-features-du6man1opd5q0 the old company filmography pages are deliberately now only available on IMDbPro.  The company filmography pages were served from our old software platform which is being retired shortly. The complexities of trying to tie company credits across different branches and subsidiaries is not something we can easily represent within the consumer focused main IMDb.com website, sorry. 

In keeping with the Get Satisfaction announcement referenced in the previous paragraph, over the long term, if we cannot do something properly, simply and consistently across all IMDb consumer web site and mobile app platforms, we are (mostly) no longer going to do it at all. Company filmography falls into this category and is now only supported on IMDbPro as it is more of an entertainment industry focused feature in any case. 

Employee

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Please refer to the reply from our CEO & Founder above:

Unfortunately as part of https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/upcoming-changes-to-several-imdb-features-du6man1opd5q0 the old company filmography pages are deliberately now only available on IMDbPro.  The company filmography pages were served from our old software platform which is being retired shortly. The complexities of trying to tie company credits across different branches and subsidiaries is not something we can easily represent within the consumer focused main IMDb.com website, sorry. 

In keeping with the Get Satisfaction announcement referenced in the previous paragraph, over the long term, if we cannot do something properly, simply and consistently across all IMDb consumer web site and mobile app platforms, we are (mostly) no longer going to do it at all. Company filmography falls into this category and is now only supported on IMDbPro as it is more of an entertainment industry focused feature in any case. 

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Please refer to the reply from our CEO & Founder above:
“Unfortunately as part of
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/upcoming-changes-to-several-imdb-features-du6man1opd5q0
the old company filmography pages are deliberately now only available on IMDbPro..."
by Lina, Official Rep
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/people/lina_zaproudi_ellman
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So,  When will all Titles and Name pages be only supported on IMDbPro ??

http://www.imdb.com/stats
IMDb Database Statistics
Titles: 4,664,622
People: 8,284,271

"People" should be changed to "Names" here ??
Not all Names are People
Some are dogs and horses and objects etc...



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I know that but I was just saying you  can already view some of the companies  filmography  for free it's  only when  I click on see past television  or films the sign-up thing comes up it would be nice to see all the company filmography for free on IMDB pro 

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PS
http://www.imdb.com/stats
IMDb Database Statistics
Titles: 4,664,622
People: 8,284,271

Cosita rica (2003–2004)
Episode #1.96 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7700000/

Bryant Deal
The Springs Angry Driver
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm9460000/


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https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/idmb-is-rippping-us-off-now
Merged
This conversation has been merged.
Please reference the main conversation: Company Credits


For example  I used to be able to go on Lifetime Television [us] 
and see what movies they have made now i have to pay to access  it on IMDB PRO
by Clay Weintraub
Joined on December 2, 2017
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/people/clay_weintraub
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http://www.imdb.com/find?q=Lifetime%20Television&s=co&exact=true
Companies
Lifetime Television [us] (Distributor) 
http://www.imdb.com/company/co0006395/
goes to
https://pro-labs.imdb.com/company/co0006395

Become an IMDbPro Member Today
Get access to the industry's most essential research tool
Start Your 30-Day Free Trial
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifetime_(TV_network)
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http://www.mylifetime.com/
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By ACT_1 - Dec 2 2017 11:37
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/idmb-is-rippping-us-off-now?topic-reply-list[settings][filte...

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So we are never going to see companies' filmography credits ever again in our lives and only on IMDb Pro?!? Man that sucks!!

Employee

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Please see our responses further below. Our plan is to restore them via enhancements to the advanced title search. For example (from the limited set available today): http://www.imdb.com/search/title?companies=paramount

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As I explained below (yesterday), in the most-liked reply in the thread, this is astonishingly terrible plan.

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The old function was fine. An advanced search function to replace a single click is just long and people won't buy IMDb Pro for it, they'll just Google the company filmography instead.

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3 years ago

While I do thank you for your honesty, it's worth mentioning that you have just eliminated many of the reasons I use IMDB in the first place. I used the company pages to help me find many of the upcoming films, including many older films that I would not have known about otherwise.

I understand nothing can be done about this, but as a user (and not just a browser) this is very unfortunate. As you say, many of the features are a decade old, but many of us have been here using ALL Of those features for that decade. 

I am sad to see these features go, but again thank you for your honesty.

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Thanks for the feedback -- we are interested in your use case here so we can look at alternatives.  Would you mind giving some examples about how you have used the company filmography pages to make viewing decisions or find films? 

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Specifically, if I go to "Walt DIsney Pictures" company page, I can find titles that have no cast or even writers attached to them yet. I admit that I have many films in my watchlist that are not due to be released for many years. But certain titles which may not be released  for years may spark my interest. Honestly, they give me something to look forward too.

Titles like "Untitled x project" are also found under company pages, and depending on what the 'x' stands for, they can also spark my interest.

Also, under companies which are much smaller, like "The Asylum" - I know, they're so bad but they are a guilty pleasure - often the only way I was ever to come across their new titles was through their company page on IMDB. Their Wikipedia page is unreliable and often they don't update their Youtube until it is time for the film's release.

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Thanks, this is very useful.

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A quick follow-up, please see the reply below to Chribren.  In your first example, the Disney company would link to http://www.imdb.com/search/title?companies=disney and then clicking to sort by year would generatehttp://www.imdb.com/search/title?companies=disney&sort=year,desc

At the moment advanced title search at http://www.imdb.com/search/title just supports eight companies.  We are looking at supporting all companies and then linking the company names across IMDb to the corresponding search.  Does this sound okay? 

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There are movies, shows and games in which civil service agencies, film commissions, libraries, hospitals, foundations or organizations of varieties of other kinds are credited: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Navy. Air Force, Coast Guard and National Air and Space Museum, for instances. The filmography information is not easy to find elsewhere, and searching for it via a web search engine will most certainly produce false positives very frequently. It's not hard to understand what the problem with changing the system around is. By all means, please expand the functionality of the Advanced Title Search, but understand that in the mean time, you're depriving non-Pro IMDb subscribers, some of whom have helped build your site up.

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3 years ago

Thanks for the honesty, too. But I am a user, and I have also worked in the IT business for more than 20 years, and witnessed its evolutions: methods, technologies, focuses, capabilities, etc. And therefore I do not understand how you can let go things like this.
Obviously IMDb is now aiming at serving the US movie industry. Period. How can you expect to rely on free collaborative input so Amazon can make money with the accumulated data?

The good news is that you are giving away some room for authoritative alternate film data sources, more interested in the universal film history and culture and accuracy. IMDb may be big but its relevance is getting questioned by each new annoucement. As pointed out but several senior users lately, you are not too big to fail...
As fas as I am concerned, as long as flat files with the present full data sets will be available, I will keep on contributing. Then I will be very sorry to turn the page.

V.

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Thanks for the honesty, too. But I am a user, and I have also worked in the IT business for more than 20 years, and witnessed its evolutions: methods, technologies, focuses, capabilities, etc. And therefore I do not understand how you can let go things like this. 
Please see our comments above and https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/upcoming-changes-to-several-imdb-features-du6man1opd5q0 -- happy to answer questions on the other thread. 

Obviously IMDb is now aiming at serving the US movie industry. Period. How can you expect to rely on free collaborative input so Amazon can make money with the accumulated data?
The reverse is true -- one of the reasons for deprecating the old systems is they are not remotely compatible with our international expansion plans, and are holding us back from being less US focused.  We have a whole section and experience dedicated to India as covered on https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/imdb-india but it is only available in English because of some of these old system limitations. 

As fas as I am concerned, as long as flat files with the present full data sets will be available, I will keep on contributing. Then I will be very sorry to turn the page.
We are making more data available, updated more frequently and in a format which makes it easy to parse and process.  You do need to be a contributor for the full set but we consider this a reasonable requirement.  Please see https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/imdb-data-now-available-in-amazon-s3 (in S3 at the moment but we are working on a solution over http for early 2018 as mentioned in the thread).

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The manner of the upgrades is mainly designed to accommodate the lowest common denominator of client platforms that exist. It would seem that, save for the advanced search tools, anything that cannot be available through the IMDb app for mobile devices (or for stuff like Roku units and video game consoles) will not be available through the IMDb conventional website. What has been done with the IMDb API, in its transition from the FTP sites to the Amazon Web Services' S3, is largely a joke. The quantity of types of data have been reduced rather than expanded. Contributors have complained about all these things, and have gotten either nearly zero feedback or lame excuses.

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"You do need to be a contributor for the full set but we consider this a reasonable requirement. "

I am a contributor and I still can't find where I can access the full set. Can you please assist me?

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He is probably referring to top contributors. To be honest, the fact that we have to ask signifies that he provided us with a lazy reply.

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Can someone from IMDB please respond to me on this?

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3 years ago

I am a bit concerned that contributors will not always be able to choose the correct companies to add to titles if they can't see their previous filmographies.

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Thanks, this is good feedback. 

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We have an idea for solution, using advanced title search with full company search support rather than just the eight currently supported.  Does this sound okay?

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That sounds good. I think there have been requests for such a search option in the past.

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It looks like a good workaround as well, considering the potential complexity of entity relationships and changes of names. Thanks.

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And as well, the existing company search options may have inaccurate results:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...

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"We have an idea for solution, using advanced title search with full company search support rather than just the eight currently supported.  Does this sound okay?"

YES PLEASE DO THIS!

Thank you :)

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3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Data of production companies.

I cannot get to any data of TV or movie production companies previous works - titles I used to get in the past over Imdb.
Every name I try I end up on the pro subscription site.
 Is Imdb trying to scare all its users away?
No one will pay their monthly fees for something you can look up over Google.
Best.
p-o-a-h