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Fri, May 1, 2015 6:41 AM

IMDb made a new alternative name for me and doesn't let me to remove it

I'm working more then 20 years in film industry and directed several movies, i just realized today for no reason and without my permit, they merged all credits from different person to my IMDb and also made a new alternative name for me. i hope they solve my problem if not probably i have to hire an attorney to solve this problem. worst things they don't have any costumer service or any place to contact. 

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5 years ago

Oh brother...an attorney? Really?

Do these credits not belong to you?

Miscellaneous Crew (3 credits) 

2015 Zoya (Office Manager - as Tucker Khoze) (completed)

 2014 Damn Foreigners (office manager - as Tucker Khoze) (completed)

 2014 Virginity (office manager - as Tucker Khoze)

If not, we should just fix them and drop the melodramatic rants and threats, for gosh sake.

Can you confirm these credits all belong to someone else?

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5 years ago

Hi
Thanks for reply, absolutely this credit belong to one of my relative and he always helps me on set and in my office, he had his own imdb with this three miscellaneous and one uncredited actor credit for years suddenly we both surprised today by seeing imdb removed all his credits and merged his credits with mine and made a new name for me. I don't have any other names of you google my name you will see there no such name attached to my name. Thank you if you can help me.

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That's what I figured it was. Someone submitted a request to merge them for some reason.

It must've just happened in the last day or two because the edit form still wasn't up to date. So having to re-build a page for him, and the last update still processing, there might be delays processing this. Also, his "uncredited" work might have to be re-submitted.

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5 years ago

Buddy it's not threat, I'm concern about this mistake I worked hard for years to build my own name, it's against my rights

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5 years ago

Anyway...I submitted to correct the problem.

re:
i just realized today for no reason
it's a mistake...mistakes rarely have a reason since they're not intended. Every page has an "edit page" to allow mistakes to be corrected.

...and without my permit...
IMDb never asks for permission from the person named. You should not anticipate that ever happening.

probably i have to hire an attorney
Whoever taught you to make threats when you have a problem was an idiot. Frequently, doing so will halt any attempt to help you, in most places. Fortunately for you, IMDb prefers to fix the problem and keep the site accurate. So, you and they are on the same side of the ball...so don't muck things up with threats when it's just as easy to get things done without it. People will take you much more seriously when you're not threatening them with something you and I know will never happen (or if it does, some attorney will laugh behind your back while counting his/her money you just forked over when all along all you had to do was click the "edit page" button that all of us have access to).

they don't have any costumer service or any place to contact.
This is the place for contacting them. You can either post here (which will be faster) or use the link on the main page of the site for contacting them in private.

IMDb made a new alternative name for me and doesn't let me to remove it
You remove it by moving the errant credit off the page. It shows an AKA because there are three credits listed (as Tucker), so the system documents that. If the credits don't belong there, move them to where they belong and the AKA will automatically disappear when processed fully.

The type of AKA that cannot be edited now are ones entered directly there. They changed the system and no longer allow names to be manually added there. Instead those should go to the nickname or birth name areas. Speaking of nicknames, someone listed one on your page that matches the main heading of your page. It's therefore redundant and should not have been added. You might want to remove it.

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5 years ago

I know how to correct the credits we are familiar with the process, but imdb doesn't allow me to remove or ask for correction for alternative name they made for me and it says it's locked. I hope they fix this problem and thanks for your help. Maybe my language was aggressive but if you read my post I mentioned " I HOPE THEY SOLVE THIS PROBLEM IF NOT I HAVE TO HIRE AN ATTORNEY TO SOLVE MY PROBLEM ", making a new name for someone who has publicity and giving other person identity to someone else is not a small mistake
Appreciate your help I'm advance

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I know how to correct the credits we are familiar with the process, but imdb doesn't allow me to remove or ask for correction for alternative name they made for me and it says it's locked.
Apparently not...

I'll repeat that part. There previously were two types of AKA's.

1) My name is Joe Smith but in one of my films I am credited on screen as "Joe W. Smith."  So when my credit for that title is added, it has an attribute of "(as Joe W. Smith)" to document the on screen credit (which is the primary purpose of IMDb). This created, automatically, an AKA for Joe W. Smith, on my page for Joe Smith. This happens automatically when the credit is added. To change it, you'd have to change the credit and either remove the credit (as in when it belonged to some other guy) by moving it to the right page or removing the attribute (which should only be done if it was an error).

2) My nickname in High School was "Sparky" so I add it manually into the AKA field as Joe "Sparky" Smith.

Part 2 is no longer possible..that function has changed and AKA's that are not related to credits should not appear there, so it's closed to edits. There is a "nickname" field and my "Sparky" name should go there, instead.

You page fits into the first type which is added/changed/removed automatically by the system if/when the credit on screen was different from the name on the page. So, when the "(as Tucker)" credits landed on the page, the AKA appeared automatically. When those credits are gone, so will the AKA.

Hope that makes sense. And, please, please stop mentioning legal action. I really don't care and neither will anyone else who reads it. All anyone cares about is fixing the problem. The dramatics just waste your time typing it, my time reading it and the time of any staff when they have submissions to take care of.

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5 years ago

It's better you talk respectfully with no insulting. I don't see any reason to keep continue this conversation with you,

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Is making threats a respectful way to ask for help? We're all here to make the credits correct. You and I and staff all have the same goal. Why would you even think there's a need for that or that it helps you in any way?

I guess you get what you give, pal.

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5 years ago

As a human and a costumer who pays to imdb for a while I have right to complain and ask for help.

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Yes...you can certainly complain. Doesn't it make more sense to just explain the problem and get it fixed rather than resort to threats and other histrionics? When trying to simply fix a credit it doesn't matter if you've been in the film industry for 20 years...it doesn't matter if you're going to throw away money to an attorney...it doesn't matter if they don't have customer service (though they do...staff participates on this board, though they're likely asleep now)...all that matters is that you explain the problem and someone usually tells you how to fix it (though, in this case I just did it for you).

Anyway. I am done...good luck to you!

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Thanks, I'm hopeful they will solve the problem and I'll make screen shots from the credits ready for them if they need it

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Thanks for your help my problem is solved
Cheers,

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Oh, good. I think the (I) next to Tucker's name will eventually be gone. While changes were made, a second page got created. So I merged them and he'll eventually just be Tucker, not Tucker  (I) or (II). While checking on that, I noticed on Damn Foreigners:

Christopher Wess ... key grip
Christopher Wess ... key grip
Christopher Wess ... key grip

and

Joseph Rodrigez ... grip
Joseph Rodriguez ... grip

I assume in each case it's one guy. I'll merge Christopher's (I), (II) and (III) pages and also Joseph's two pages...just checking, but his last name is spelled "Rodriguez" right?

If you notice any other problems, post them also, so it gets cleaned up and the credits for everyone get onto the correct pages or click "edit page" and fill in the forms to correct if you feel comfortable doing so. It can be confusing but seems a bit easier when you've done it a few (or few dozen!) times.

You're very welcome!

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Thanks buddy yeh all this correction you made are absolutely right, I don't know how to appreciate your help, you were an angel from the sky. I have an other question there are some short movies in my imdb which they have no value and when I come to USA someone added all those credits to my IMDb is there any way I can remove them

2011 No More War (Short)
2010 Amoure (Short)
2010 Lady Boy (Documentary short)
2010 Legend (Short)
2010 Nightmare Is Back (Short)
2010 Water Games (Short)
2009 Cursed (Short)
2009/II Nightmare (Short)
2005 Scarecrow (Short)
If you can help me to remove this titles would be a great help. There is no any other names attached to this project except my name
Rodriguez is correct

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No problem, you're very welcome!

re: Rodriguez, I figured so but thought it doesn't hurt to ask. Thanks

re: Deleting titles

That's a challenging one. IMDb is reluctant to remove things and so you'd need to have a compelling explanation of why it's not eligible to be there in the first place.

There is a "help" area page about it, How to I correct or delete a title? that has a link to send a message explaining why it's not eligible. What makes it eligible is shown here: http://www.imdb.com/updates/guide/adding_new_title#eligibility.

If it was never shown publicly, or something from eligibility would need to be shown in order to have it removed. So, go over the list and see if anything there would apply to those titles.

If it's not working, at least it shows you've gone through the learning process and gained experience, no matter the result. So, there's always that good side of the list.

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thanks ill try

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You're welcome. Good luck!

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Christopher's and Joseph's merges and name correction are complete.