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Mon, Nov 4, 2013 9:14 PM

Missing random episodes of TV work

I'm missing four episodes from episodic series work, and I've submitted multiple update requests. How can I get these added? It helps for managing days/hours for future union qualifications.

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9 y ago

Are the episodes already listed? If so, have they aired?

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9 y ago

Yes and yes, thank you!

It's Grimm Season 1, the episodes are: Island Of Dreams, The Thing With Feathers, Love Sick, Cat And Mouse. I've submitted them (uncredited) 4-6 times over the last year or two.

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9 y ago

For more clarification - I have 50+ episodes of the show on there now, but for whatever reason I *cannot* get these 4 listed.

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9 y ago

What evidence did you supply?

You should familiarise yourself with the uncredited guidelines:

www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?uncredite...

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9 y ago

I'm familiar with the guidelines, and I meet the criteria.

"Upon request..."

Nothing was ever requested, and I have over 50 credits on the same show that they allowed. I have credited listings for the same position on a different show. There are people listed in the third season who haven't been on the show since the pilot. Many of the people listed are also uncredited, but don't have the tag. Many that do haven't had to submit anything in the past (I've asked). I'm unsure why I drew the short straw, here.

Also: "I worked on a film but did not receive a screen credit. Can I be listed in the database?"

It wasn't a film.

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9 y ago

As an aside, the guidelines should really be adjusted for television. The vast majority of the crew is uncredited.

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9 y ago

What evidence have you supplied?

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9 y ago

None, since I haven't been asked and it says it will be requested, if necessary. I'm happy to provide whatever they need aside from the 50some credits I already have on IMDB for this exact show.

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9 y ago

I wouldn't rely on them contacting you - some credits seem to get stuck and the only way to shake them out is to post them the evidence.

What will prove you had the uncredited role is evidence that you were part of the production (things like pay stubs, call sheets, etc.) and that you were clearly visible as a distinct character (so a screenshot from the broadcast episode will do it). You can send it to them using this form:

http://www.imdb.com/helpdesk/data_ver...

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9 y ago

Thanks. I'm not cast (been on the crew since the pilot), but I'll see what they can do.

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9 y ago

Here's what I got back from support:

"I can see I have to re-do, again, the visual effects wannabes who have to have their precious credits.
And, btw, if there is a company credit for Hive, all those visual effect credits are actually in-eligible to be listed, the company is credited, they don't get individual credits.
Me, I don't care much for that rule.

Trouble is, I do the on screen credits. If you're on the screen I'll add it.
If it's not there, I don't know who does what on a tv show.
So you are going to have trouble finding easy proof (screen credits) to back you up."

Instead of helping, they made fun of "visual effects wannabes," who I have nothing to do with.

Awesome.

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9 y ago

That is quite... something. I've never seen such a... detailed reply from the helpdesk (and such a quick one, especially, as I'm backlogged there) or one that suggests they started drinking at lunchtime and never stopped. Oh my.

Picking it apart, the problem is:

There is a company credit for the visual effects, if you worked for that company then I don't believe you are eligible for a separate visual effects "uncredited" credit.

The fact that you can provide pay stubs or other evidence that you worked on the show doesn't address the key point - the company gets the credit, not you.

Someone else might be able to chip in on this with more detail.

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9 y ago

I don't work for the VFX company, though. I have no idea where he/she was going with that. Kind of mindblowing.

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9 y ago

Hmmmm, it certainly seems that this is what is causing the problem. I'm not really sure of the right fix.

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9 y ago

Yeah! Who knows. I'm a full time crew member, have been since 2011. I have an office in the building. Not a contractor or anything like that.

I really just want to know why the other 51 credits I have for this job on this show are okay, but the four episodes back from season 1 need proof. Trying to get a second source for union verification, and it's not going too well, clearly.

I appreciate your help, though!