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Monday, November 4th, 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 years ago

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.


Unfortunately, you can never rely on precedent to get credits in - there should have been proof requested for those and it might be getting the attention of staff could result in those disappearing...

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9 years ago

Aside from the tone of the reply from someone who is apparently an IMDb data manager, it is a little troubling that he seems to be saying that he won't accept uncredited work at all. That's not the spirit of the published guidelines.

There's still hope that staff will reply here.

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9 years ago

I notice you also posted about this here and got some relevant replies:

http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000042/t...

Just a thought, but could the reply you said was from support be a message from the user Marhleet_DR, who also replied to that thread? It seems like his style.

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Good detective work there!!

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9 years ago

"Just a thought, but could the reply you said was from support be a message from the user Marhleet_DR, who also replied to that thread? It seems like his style."

Bingo.

The replies on the other thread were somewhat helpful, but the guidelines for proving "uncredited" work that I was linked to said it was for film, and seemed mostly for cast. Last time they did this I actually had a screen credit and provided a screenshot of the episode.

This time I'm not really sure what to provide, and anything I can think of is full of other people's information that I'm not exactly keen on sharing.

Thank you for the reply!

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This time I'm not really sure what to provide
A pay slip might be helpful. For one thing, it would show that you are being paid directly from the Production Company and therefore are not unlistable because you are an employee of the listed SFX company.

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I have no association with SFX. I have no idea where this is coming from.

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Which is why David suggested submitting a pay slip as evidence.

If the submission isn't going through because staff think you worked for the company that was credited, then just about the only way to prove this wasn't the case is to provide a pay slip showing you were directly employed by the production company.

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They don't think I worked for the SFX company.

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Well submitting pay stubs would still be decent evidence that you worked on the episodes.

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I'll look for them, I guess. This is so ridiculously stupid, though I appreciate your input.

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9 years ago

This time I'm not really sure what to provide, and anything I can think of is full of other people's information that I'm not exactly keen on sharing.


If there are privacy concerns you can use this link:

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

I'd also use something like Dropbox to host the scan images, as the file is essentially stored on your computer and then in the cloud - if you pick the setting that only people with the direct link can access it, then only you and the member of staff dealing with the submission will ever see it and deleting it will erase all online traces (so it is more secure than using email, for example).