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Mon, Dec 25, 2017 11:20 AM

Credit order problem

I am EP on a film, I just made a credit order correction - 171225-111223-547000

Can I get this pushed through since its so messed up now?  Film comes out in 10 days.

Someone keeps messing with the credit order, is there anyway to lock the credit order?

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3 years ago

No, there's no way to "lock it down". When the film comes out you can provide a screen grab of the on-screen credits and that should be enough evidence of the order that you say is correct

    Steve

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3 years ago

How are people able to change the order without this then? Also, there was a mistake in the credit order with one of our characters, he’s in the main title cards but not in the actual rolling credits in the proper order.
Film has already been finalized and is too late to fix.
I’m one of the EP’s on this film.

Champion

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3 years ago

Did you say that you were the EP when you made the submission?
Maybe it was someone else working on the film who "messed it up"?

Anyone can make a submission about any film. That's why they are checked. If there's no evidence from the film itself then they use the person's contribution history and their reputation to decide whether to accept it or not.

    Steve

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3 years ago

Okay cool, so being that I’m Executive Producer on this and my amazing contribution history :) it should be pushed through no problem?
It’s a weird scenario, actor is in the main flashing credits of the film (only the top four are), but then way down the list in the end rolling credits.

Champion

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3 years ago

But the IMDB doesn't take the "main flashing" into any account. They just take the order of credits shown from the most complete credits (usually the end credits) on screen

    Steve

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3 years ago

Why wouldn’t they? That’s ridiculousl, those are the main stars of the film.

Champion

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https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/filmography-credits/credit-order/G8QZ9QSY5EVKAPNF?ref_=he...#

"We are aware that casts in order of appearance or alphabetical order sometimes mean a lead actor is buried relatively deep in the cast list. This is somewhat unfortunate."

There's really no other organized way to handle it. If you go by the front order then do you randomly skip those people in the completed cast lists?

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In my case, the current order is not alphabetical.
It’s completly random and messed up. It was done by someone who didn’t know what they were doing.
Would cost too much to fix at this point.

Champion

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3 years ago

But not always, sometimes they're just the highest paid or most famous people people who only have a small cameo in the film  :)
Even the full list of on-screen credits don't always list those people first

Them's the rules that you signed up to by signing on to the IMDb and by submitting. Everyone can't make up their own rules

    Steve

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3 years ago

Well, I’ll leave my submission number again.
171225-111223-547000
This is the correct order. Currently there are actors that are barely in the movie (one line) that are credited above main cast.

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3 years ago

Most people check IMDb vs the rolling credits these days.
It’s the number one source for information.
I was hoping I could at least get it fixed here.
This is the most likely thing for people to reference anyway.
171225-111223-547000

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3 years ago

Wait until it’s released and then you can get a screen-grab if the on-screen credits as they are actually shown on screen in the first released version just like the instructions & guidance say Steve