MAKE THE UNIT PUBLICIST AN IMDB JOB CATEGORY (NOT 'ADDITONAL CREW')
I propose IMDB adjusts their site to include the Unit Publicist as a specific job category instead of their existing sub-category of 'Additional Crew'.
The Unit publicist has been a key part of the filmmaking process from the beginning of the industry, working closely with studios, networks, press, cast, producers, directors, behind-the-scenes crews, stills photographers and every other crew member on set.
A Unit Publicist is freelancer who starts a project in pre-production, is on set daily and doesn’t finish the job until post-production. They are union members in North America and responsible for creating all materials used to promote the project domestically and internationally.
Unit Publicists have earned their credit and IMDB’s system should reflect that.
For more information on the role of a Unit Publicist, go to https://www.iatse667.com/en/publicists/ or
https://www.icg600.com/MY600/Publicists-Corner and check out the brochure and video including Ron Howard's charming description of the role of a Unit Publicist.
Thank you for considering this proposal.