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Mon, Oct 3, 2022 10:51 AM

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IMDB won't delete credits from my profile that belong to someone else

I have requested to remove the following credits from my profile 2 times now and have been denied both times. It is my profile and I didn’t shoot the following music videos that are listed on IMDB. I didn't know that IMDB was able to keep record of music videos?

My profile: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4581021/

Credits to remove:

1) Ishi: Disco Queen (2013) (Music Video)

2) Menu Chadke (2019)

3) Qubool Hai (2019) (V)

4) Tera Crop Top (2019)

I keep getting the following response after requesting, it is as if no one is actually reading my reasoning behind deleting this credit and they just reply back with a quick simple typical reply:

"ReasonUnable to verify.

Your contribution has been declined.We have been unable to verify your contribution. Unfortunately we were unable to accept your submission as we were unable to verify the information provided. If your submission was placed via the IMDb.com Desktop title or name page submission form, you now have an option to provide evidence with your additions, as well as corrections or deletions. Please go to your Contribution History, re-load the submission reference and tick the box “provide an explanation to assist in processing this submission” and “check these updates”. The field will become available in the submission form. For all other submissions, please see our Help Site for further information or details on how to contact us."

To people that see my profile, it looks as if I’m claiming a job I didn’t do. How can I supply evidence of NOT shooting this? If I shot this then I could provide evidence through my portfolio or behind the scenes photos, but how is it even possible to provide evidence to show I DID NOT shoot this?

Please help me to remove this.

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2 months ago

Hi, Joshua:

If I shot this then I could provide evidence through my portfolio or behind the scenes photos...

Actually, you already did so for Ishi: Disco Queen (2013), since you included images from that video clip in your own Facebook show reel in 2016:

Regarding Menu Chadke (2019), Qubool Hai (2019) and Tera Crop Top (2019), music videos directed by Manish Bhushan Mishra, there is clearly some Joshua Dixon who worked as a DOP on all three of them...

...and, frankly, I find it hard to believe that there is more than one Joshua Dixon working as a cinematographer in Southeast Asia, who also has photos with the director of all three music videos, and whose company, again, uses clips from one of them in its show reel:

Therefore, I believe that all these credits are legitimate, and should not be deleted.

Cheers!

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@ljdoncel​ hi just wanted to make sure the previous message was seen. Not sure how to go about this now, any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Hi, Joshua:

I don’t know why IMDB is using music videos as “films”, can you please explain this?

For some years now, recognizes music videos as eligible for inclusion in the database. And they have their own category since about 11 months ago.

just wanted to make sure the previous message was seen

Can I not remove these from my profile?

You cannot... and, ironically, precisely because of your last message. Let me explain...

Actually, your name appears in the on-screen titles of only one of the three videos, Qubool Hai, so, a priori, that was the only credit that, in any case, would have been listed on your page:

  • If indeed you worked as a DOP (no matter what the contract or any other agreement states): the credit should be listed without any attributes.
  • If, on the contrary, you didn't shoot the film, the credit should still be listed, but with the attribute (credit only).

For Menu Chadke and Tera Crop Top, since your name doesn't appear in the on-screen titles, the situation is a bit different:

  • If you worked as a DOP: the credit would be listed on your page with the attribute (uncredited).
  • If you didn't shoot the film: you could have requested the deletion of these credits.

However, as you have acknowledged in your own message (here and in the other thread)...

Instead of canceling the job I filled in and shot it as the cinematographer

I prefer people to not know I shot these music videos as the cinematographer

When I agreed to shoot these...

...you did the job, so all three credits will remain, sorry; and the attribute (uncredited) needs to be attached to two of them.

I hope this clarifies the issue... Cheers!

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@ljdoncel​ Yes I understand that technically I did this, but the agreement with the artist and record label was to not list me as a DOP, as a producer the job requires you to do whatever you need to keep the procuction afloat and I did that, the producer title should automatically trump this title in my opinion. Is it possible to get the artist or record label to verify this?

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2 months ago

I was a producer on these all, not DOP. I did produce these music videos and had to fill in when the DOP cancelled, but my credit in the contract was producer and that’s what was agreed for my credit to be. I had at that time stop taking on DOP work and fully focused on producing and directing only, this is the agreement I had with the client. I have no idea why they created movie posters for these music videos and put my credit as DOP. I agreed to shoot these as long as I received a producer credit INSTEAD of a DOP credit. Can I not remove these from my profile? Or at least change to a producer credit? How do I get this changed? Do we need to get new movie posters made or something? Or should I provide a contract?

Also, I don’t know why IMDB is using music videos as “films”, can you please explain this? It’s definitely not a movie or TV, it’s a music video, has no script at all.

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Bethanny

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2 months ago

Hi joshuataylordixon-

Thank you for sharing your concerns with us. Our aim is to be the most complete and reliable source of movie, TV, and entertainment information on the web. In order to continue offering our users an accurate and trustworthy service, it is our policy not to alter or delete any kind of correct/factual information from our records.

We believe the data listed is factual, as such we cannot remove this as requested.

If the role you had on this listings is wrong, feel free to correct that part through our online form.

As per the Music Videos listings, we are expanding our content types on IMDb, reason why we now list music videos. Please refer to our guidelines for more information on this.

Cheers!

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@Bethanny​ My contract with that specific production is for a producer, not a DOP. What online form do I use to correct this?

I am baffled though that I can't remove the credit.

What if I produced a short film and I put Brad Pitt in the credits at the end of the movie and I also put his name on the movie poster, does that mean that Brad Pitt himself can't remove it from his IMDB profile because I have "evidence" that he was in the short film with the credit at the end of the movie and on the movie poster?

Bethanny

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Hi joshuataylordixon-

You confirmed you worked for the project, we will not remove factual information. As I mentioned if the role is wrong, you may correct that.

Thanks!