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Tue, Sep 14, 2021 8:31 PM

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Correction accepted, but not actually made: Self: TV vs. Actor: TV

I made a correction to an entry for a television appearance by the actor William Gunn, which is incorrectly listed as a "Self: TV" appearance, explaining that the show in question is a dramatic narrative show, and he in fact plays a character named George, not himself. The correction was accepted, but the credit was not moved from "Self" to "Actor." 

https://contribute.imdb.com/contribution/210820-133141-467000/?ref_=ra_his_wa

I'm not sure how else to go about this, but if the credit could be switched to the proper category, that would be great. 

Thanks.

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4 m ago

It probably has to do with the title yourself. An employee will eventually answer, but the rests of us can't see your contribution. Which title are you talking about?

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Thanks daniel_francis_gardecki for applying the correct keyword to this title.

 

Yes adding the reenactment keyword resolves the issue above. Further guidance found here

 

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Thanks. The credit (for the episode "No Man Is an Island," in the show "Look Up and Live": https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0635725/reference) is now displaying correctly, as an actor credit in a TV show rather than as "Self," but I'm confused why the "reenactment" keyword has been applied to fix this. The television show is not a reenactment, it's a straightforward dramatic television program with actors playing characters, in this case William Gunn playing a character named "George." So while adding the "reenactment" keyword seems to have fixed the error of how the role is being displayed, it's created another error by implying that the show is a reenactment, which it's not. Stylistically, the show is presented as though a sort of omniscient presenter is having the characters go back through their experiences, but it's all fictional, so there's nothing to "reenact" in the typical sense of the word as it might be applied to a documentary about an actual event. If there's a way to mark this show as straight-up fiction and William Gunn, like all the other actors already credited in the program, as an actor playing a role, just like any other fictional TV show, that would be the most accurate way to present the information. Thanks.

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The series isn't in the documentary genre, but it has the non-fiction keyword, which has the same effect. If the series does include fiction, that keyword could be deleted. And then the reenactment keyword probably wouldn't be needed anymore either.

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Thanks—this is helpful. Judging from the episode I'm looking at, the show is a typical half-hour narrative, albeit with a somewhat "Twilight Zone"-style narrator speaking from the sidelines of the action. But judging from the episode at the CFA, it seems like the show, under the banner "Look Up and Live," presented both documentary and narrative episodes. So while the tags for the series as a whole might include "documentary," this episode in particular, "No Man is an Island," is not non-fiction or a reenactment.