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Thu, Jan 7, 2016 11:03 PM

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My credit was taken away

My credit from good wife got taken away and I dont know why. I applied 2x for it to come back and it still hasnt. So whats the probem?

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5 years ago

Gothams: Please post your last full data submission here on this message board. You can copy it out of the receipt you would have received from IMDb by e-mail immediately after sending it in. Some of the regulars on the board may review it and, if they can, they may provide suggestions as to how to improve the submission to get it included in the database. (Also, please include the submission reference number -- it's an 18-digit number that will look something like 150123-123456-789000.)

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1. Were you listed in the on-screen credits of the episode? If so, can you get a screen capture showing your name in the credits?

2. If you were not credited on screen, but you were an actor in the episode, can you get a screen capture showing yourself clearly visible and recognizable in the episode?

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5 years ago

Contribution #151216-180238-569000

Contribution Details
  • "The Good Wife" (2009) {Bond (#7.1)}
    • Cast - Add
      • Name: Omidian, Kameron (I)
        Character: Matthew Johnson

      • Pictures of production notes from Good Wife casting and shows my name on the cast list and the character name Matthew Johnson


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Kameron: This episode aired three months ago. Were you listed in the on-screen credits? If you were, can you get a screen capture of your name in the credits, and if not, can you get a screen capture showing yourself on screen in the episode?

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5 years ago

I know it did and I received the credit and then it was taken away. 


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I'll try...

Did your name appear in the on screen credits?  If so, can you supply a screen shot of your name appearing on screen?

In your submission, I do not see the attribute "(uncredited)" which would be required if the role was "uncredited."  But you've posted screen shots that do not show your name.

That would lead one to believe it was "uncredited."  If your name appears in the credits, please show that instead of what you've posted.  If not, you need to submit it including the "(uncredited)" attribute to have it accepted.  Because it was there before is no indication that it belongs there.  That it was removed probably means it did not have the attribute "(uncredited)" and when someone reviewed the page, they did not see your name and submitted to have the credit removed (or if it was the page editor, he/she removed it).

You can say, "I received the credit and then it was taken away" as many times as you want.  It only comes down to whether it is eligible and accurate, or not.

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No my name wasnt in the closing credits but I showed you the picture of my name and the characters name in the production notes. But I guess ill just submit uncredited

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IMDb is a database of film/tv credits...not a database of what has appeared in production notes.  Those notes are irrelevant to IMDb.  What counts is what's on screen.

FYI, your submission history is tracked for accuracy.  Continually submitting items as credited when they are not can cause problems in getting data accepted later.  You'll find you'll always need to supply proof.

On IMDb, "credited" = name appears on screen.  "uncredited" means name does not appear on screen.  That's all.  So, yes...when something is "uncredited" it needs to be submitted and displayed that way (or not displayed at all...there's no guarantee they'll accept "uncredited" entries at all).  IMDb is intended to be a factual database.  When you begin adding information, they'll assume and trust you are submitting properly.  If you betray that trust and try to get around the rules, they'll make you prove it (or you'll have to wait for someone else to submit it) from then on.  You're lying if you submit that credit existed when it didn't and the site loses credibility.  So, they'll want to avoid letting that happen.

Good luck!

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By the way...if/when you re-submit your request, you should include in your submission a link to this discussion thread which holds the screen shots needed to prove its validity.  It'll make it go through faster than submitting without it and needing to add it later.