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Fri, Jul 19, 2013 1:11 AM

Getting credited for art/set decor use on TV series!

How can I get credited for art/set decor of mine that was used in a TV series?
I have tried to go through the normal routine of submitting but nothing has come of it.

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8 y ago

You'd really need to be in the credits to get listed for something like that.

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8 y ago

Thanks....I heard that sometines you can get the producers to add your credit as a way of thanking you for contributing to the film/TV series. I'm hoping!
I want my 15 minutes of fame...ha. It was really a thrill.
Unfortunately the show was canceled but I did get a glimpse of my work on an episode I saw.
Thanks!

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8 y ago

Well it is also nice to get some recognition for your hard work too.

It is certainly possible for people to appear on IMDB having fulfilled this role, but it sounds like they may have got in through the thanks section. So you'd still need some kind of credit first.

It might be the uncredited roles guidelines could be used to get your credits if you had evidence (presumably somewhere in the set dressing area):

https://secure.imdb.com/help/show_lea...

Unfortunately, you'd need one credit before they'd appear - a little Catch 22, I'm afraid.

I suppose it underlines the importance of wangling a credit when you do an eligible gig (even if it is in the thanks section) and I think quite a few producers offer it as a little sweetener for folks slaving away in the, often overlooked, areas that still keep the movie machine rolling.

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8 y ago

I will be receiving a credit for an independent film soon...maybe that will help?
The show I'm trying to get credit on now is United States of Tara that was on Showtime. They purchased 8 of my photos and used them (blown up really large) as billboard signs in the airport scenes. I saw two of my photos being used.
But the show is impossible to find on the internet so I can't brag about it...ha.
I'll check out the link you posted...thanks!

I only had one photo used in an independent film and they were happy to give me a credit...but I was able to contact the creator directly.

I wanna be on IMDb....ha.

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8 y ago

Mark: "United States of Tara" may not be available free online, but Netflix has the entire series available for streaming. You could get a screen capture showing your photos that way. (And if they had given you a credit, you could get a screen capture of that and use it as evidence supporting your listing on IMDb.)

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8 y ago

Thanks! I didn't know it was available. I do have a screen cap of one of my photos....it opened the scene after a commercial.....but there was no mention of me in the credits I'm afraid. If there was...I didn't see it.
Hey I can brag about it here..ha. It was a landscape of a country scene and they had the words "SKY NO LIMIT" and the name of the airlines on it.
I saw a second photo briefly and there could be more. They told me episodes 3 and 4 of Season #3.
I need to get Netflix now.
Thanks!

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8 y ago

Still no reply from anyone. I found a screen capture of my work that was shown in the TV series....and it was a permanent part of the set. Any ideas on how I can get a response?

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8 y ago

Still no response. I have been trying to get this credit since the first of July.
Is there any way to speak with someone?
My reference number is: 130727-014356-227000
On my other credit (a film) they have my name as Mark Sean Orr II.....not sure where the "II" came from?
I just want both projects credited as Mark Sean Orr...there's only one of me...ha.
I feeI have been patient.
I just want an art contributor or art department credit for United States of Tara, Season 3. My photos were a permanent part of the airport set.
Help!

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8 y ago

Hi,

There are currently three different pages for the same name:

Mark Sean Orr (I) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5787312/
Mark Sean Orr (II) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5805943/
Mark Sean Orr (III) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5826636/

Presumably these all refer to you and have been added due to your submissions. The numerals are not part of the name, but are simply meant to distinguish the three pages. I am going to submit a request to merge them.

It sounds like you did what you could to get your uncredited listing, so we'll see if it turns up.

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8 y ago

Thanks for helping me merge them! I did get a reference number so hopefully it will eventually get some attention and I will get a reply...or the credit.
Getting the credit on the film was as easy as contacting the producer. I can't do that with the Showtime series.....I hope they give me the credit.
Thanks for your reply and your help.
Mark Sean Orr

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8 y ago

I got a PM from expert contributor MayorDefacto on this:

From his description, someone connected with the TV show "United States of Tara", either purchased or otherwise arranged for the use of existing artwork/photographs created by Mark Orr. If he's not credited onscreen, he's not eligible for a credit. This would be slotted in the Thanks department, and uncredited thanks aren't allowed. Either you were thanked onscreen or you weren't. There are no after-the-fact thank yous.

Only if he were commissioned by the program to provide artwork, which he created specifically for the show, would he normally be given an art department credit. That does not appear to be what happened here. Of course, if the show did list him with something like your art contributor example, IMDb would include that credit, but I don't believe they're going to allow such a credit if uncredited.

They may accept a trivia item on the series title page and Mark Orr's page.


The only addition to that I'd make is that I'd add the remainder of the credits into the Other Works section, as (going with my first assessment) I wouldn't hold my breath about getting many of the uncredited work through (if they allow a few it is not setting a precedent that'd allow the others to go through - it may be, as they say in the uncredited guidelines, they can always remove uncredited work at any time, so pushing too hard might get others removed) and I'd focus on making sure I get a credit ("art contributor" or "thanks") on future works.

You could also get an IMDB Pro subscription which would allow you to add a resume, a more prominent way of listing all your contributions:

http://pro.imdb.com/

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8 y ago

Thanks for the information. I appreciate it!
I doubt if any credits were listed onscreen.
With future work..I will ask for an IMDb credit as part of the job...ha.

Thanks!

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8 y ago

Thanks.....I will take your advice. I doubt if the opportunity will come along for a huge series like Showtime again. But you never know.
It was cool just seeing my Indiana landscape photos on TV.
Thanks to all who answered y questions.