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Mon, Sep 12, 2022 6:06 PM

INTRODUCING: Contribution Updates to Release Date Attributes

INTRODUCING: Contribution Updates to Release Date Attributes

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We’re excited to announce that we have added additional functionality in our submission system, with support for Release Type attribute selections. When submitting a Release Date you will now be required to include an attribute and will be presented with a curated menu selection.

For further details on how to contribute, please see our guide here: Release Dates

Thanks as always for all your feedback – please feel free to post your questions and comments to this thread.

 

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Submission form is still same for me. When will we see it? How do we add a festival name with this for example? I guess "Additional information" box is where we add it but I hope the ability to browse existing names was not removed? Because that's how I choose festival names, looking from existing attributes and choosing the most used one.

Also added guide text says: "For example, when submitting a movie, the following release types will be available:" but the table lists all types for all title types. So saying "when submitting a movie, the following release types will be available" doesn't look right.

And "Updated" date in the guide is not updated.

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Guide says:

"...we indicate it via a (premiere) attribute..."

Your examples show:

- (Los Angeles, California) (premier)

- (Toronto International Film Festival) (premier)

Can you fix the inconsistency? "premiere" (with e) should be the correct attribute.

Also your screenshots on "How to" section do not reflect the change.

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The field browser with festival names is not there.

Edit: It's there now.

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Hi @mbmb​ & @Peter_pbn -

Thanks for reporting, these guide updates have now been made and the changes should display shortly!

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@Michelle​ Any info on availability to everyone?

Also like stated, this could be confusing: "For example, when submitting a movie, the following release types will be available:"

Because there's "TV Series" types listed right under "following release types will be available" when it says "a movie"

A wording like "when submitting a release date, the following release types will be available depending on the title type" could be better imo.

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Although I was seeing the feature two days ago, I'm now not.

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Il y a 11 d

It isn't stated how to add more than one attribute such as (Toronto International Film Festival) (premiere), but it looks like we can add them manually in the Additional Information field.

It looks like "Broadcast on TV" adds the attribute "TV release" even when submitting to a TV title. The existing logic was to leave the attribute blank for a default TV release on a TV title just as you would leave it blank for a theatrical release on a feature film title. I understand this as a policy change and not just added functionality in the update form.

The guidelines still include the section about the "video premiere" and "TV premiere" attributes, but I wonder if it is outdated when the new release type options suggest attributes like "DVD" and "TV release".

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The new Release Date submission system adds a "TV release" attribute TO TELEVISION TITLES. Absolutely ridiculous. TV movies and episodes of TV series, did not necessitate an attribute indicating they were in fact released on TV before and they shouldn't now, it is a given, like how it is a given that a feature film received a theatrical release, unless otherwise noted by an attribute.

Please fix this IMMEDIATELY. As one of IMDB's topmost contributors, I add A LOT of release dates for TV movies and episodes, I do not want to have to go back and correct them all if this takes ages to fix.