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Thu, Jan 2, 2020 1:22 AM

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recorded theatre

I wonder if recordings of theatres (for TV broadcast or straight-to-disc distribution)are eligible to be listed on IMDB. If not, I have spotted at least three of them:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10914160/reference (It was basically a live performance in the way of paying tribute to Ali Hatami and his film. It's listed as such on the Farsi wikipedia page of its actor Mani Nuri (https://fa.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%86%DB%8C_%D9%86%D9%88%D8%B1%DB%8C
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11531238/reference (even the poster showing on the page says that it was a comedy theatre. And this is another link- amongst several- mentioning that it was a theatre for the stage)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084068/reference  (Even Makhmalbaf's official website doesn't list this stage play : http://www.makhmalbaf.com/?q=mohsen  and instead clearly defines it as a play https://www.makhmalbaf.com/?q=node/689/)

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10 months ago

Ramin: If a live theatrical performance was indeed recorded on film or video, and distributed to the public on television, DVD, or another medium, it would indeed be eligible for an IMDb title entry.

If you are in doubt about whether these shows really were filmed and released on TV or DVD, then please provide more information about the situation. (See https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/video-of-theatre-productions-is-this-allowed for a discussion of a stage play that was incorrectly listed in the database.)

But if the show really was filmed and released to the public, then it is eligible for listing in IMDb.

I hope this helps.

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10 months ago

Thanks,
I just did a thorough research in Farsi and despite my initial impression it appears that Faramooshname has not even been recorded in any format for home video release. There's only one video advertisement for its performance in Isfahan, but nothing  indicates a commercial recording of this theatre. Similarly there's no piece of data indicating any recording of Hassan Kachal va Mah Pishooni- which was a one-off live performance- for wider distribution whatsoever.
"Hesar dar hesar" though seems to be recorded for TV and aired, in which case according to your explanation has to be kept, and yet probably needs to be listed as a 'made for TV' production.

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Ramin: If Hesar dar Hesar (1982) was actually recorded for television rather than for theatrical release, please submit a Title Correction for that show to make it Hesar dar Hesar (1982) (TV) instead so it will be classified as a TV movie.

As to the other two titles, you can submit a request for deletion if all the evidence you can find is that they were not released or distributed in a recorded version in any form. To do this, go to https://help.imdb.com/contact. Click "IMDb Fan/Contributor questions", then "Titles", then "Delete a title", then click "E-mail". On the next screen, you will get a form where you can enter the information about the title and why it should be deleted, and then click "Send e-mail'. You will have to make a separate submission for each of the two incorrect entries; please don't try to combine both of them into one e-mail.

Good luck!

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Thanks for the tips.