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Wed, Feb 19, 2020 3:40 PM

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Production department deserves own section, we are not Miscellaneous Crew!

I know this has been raised before, but with not much response nothing has changed. I have been told that as long as there is enough users to vote on the idea, IMDB will consider the change - so please help me spread the word.
Seeing a recent addition of "Script & Continuity Department", I would like to hope that IMDB will recognise Production Department with their own section as well. 

Production Team is the most central part of every single production, without whom no production would take place, and we request to be given the recognition we deserve. 
We are here months before and often months after any other department, we are the ones to send all information and make sure everyone is in the right place at the right time, we are the ones everyone contacts to solve their problems, we set up the entire structure to make principal photography possible. 
We are the most integral part of any production, with our own structure and hierarchy - we are not and should not be listed as "Miscellaneous Crew”.

There is over 800,000 production staff credited under "Miscellaneous Crew":

If even 1% of us voted on the idea, it would be the most overwhelming response, which IMDB would not be able to ignore!

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82 Points

10 m ago

101 votes so far, surely it's time for IMDB to recognise we are not miscellaneous!

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70 Points

3 m ago

Oh my goodness, HOW MANY TIMES have I submitted this very complaint to IMDB - for years and years and years. I also advocated for the Script Supervisor, Locations, and Accounting as well. 2 down, 2 to go. Thanks for this!

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60 Points

3 m ago

Now that Amazon owns IMDB they should really review it with their production teams.  There are a lot of updates that need to be made.  There are so many jobs within production.  Accounting, coordinators, etc.  This should be a category.

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177K Points

Amazon has owned IMDb for over two decades. Doesn't that mean that "they" had a long time to "review" it yet didn't? That is a long time for a question to compound, and as we know, a stitch in time saves nine.

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70 Points

3 m ago

YES YES YES - Production Coordinator here in the biz 25+ years.  If not now.....when.

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70 Points

3 m ago

YES YES YES - Production Coordinator here 25+ years in the film industry.  If not now.....when.

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62 Points

3 m ago

I agree 1000% we need our own category!  

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386 Points

1 m ago

Dear @Michelle @Meredith @Taylor @Grayson @Col_Needham @Jaime @John @Rida @Rachel (or anyone else at @imdbcommunity ),
can someone please address this issue that several people have brought up over the years?

I have a fairly good understanding of databases and I do realize that creating a new category isn't exactly a walk in the park, especially when you have all those millions of records to manage, but at the same time I don't think whomever designed this architecture had a very good understanding of how a movie or tv project work, otherwise they wouldn't leave out the core department of each and every single project.

Now... I have a Computer Science degree and used to work with dbs before getting into Production and I'm more than willing to put my knowledge of both worlds to good use for this cause and I'm sure there are plenty of people here who'd love to contribute, too, but either you're open to accept our suggestions or not, please do something!

At the very least, please let Production staff to be credited within the "Production Management" category. That is seriously the minimum you could do for such an important department of every single project: there's no production without a Production Staff! 

Thanks for your help.

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386 Points

Also adding @Giancarlo_Cairella for reference (Hi! We're from the same alma mater! :)