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Sat, Feb 20, 2021 10:23 AM

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Removing a false credit

I've been trying to remove a credit for years without luck...

Basically, early in my career, I worked for a small VFX company. We got a project through and I was told I was going to work on it and edit it. I was really excited and I added the project to IMDB with those as my roles (it was due to be my 2nd ever project). Then the director came and (understandably) wanted to do that himself. It was a short film for youtube about F1. I ended up on something else and never even saw the project until it was finished and online! 

Since then I've tried multiple different techniques to remove it from my credits as it's inaccurate and misleading. I never touched the film in the end! The editor was the director and the vfx were managed by someone else altogether - an artist. 

What can I do? I've tried and failed maybe 10 times to remove it. 

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13 days ago

Hi old_qwerty_bstrd -

 

I was able to confirm that there were no on-screen credits for the film, as such these credits have now been removed.  The change should be live on the site shortly.

 

Cheers!

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Thanks very much everyone! 

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16 days ago

Does the film have onscreen credits for these jobs?

If so, did you include a link to the video in your submissions, especially with a timecode for the credits?

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Hello - thanks for your response.

No it’s a short for YouTube that didn’t have any credits on it.

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I suggest you post your most recent 18-digit contribution number, and wait for an IMDb staffer to reply here.

Or perhaps initiate this discussion using

https://help.imdb.com/contact

and ask them what evidence they would accept to modify the credits.

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Okay thanks v much - latest submission below. 

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#200722-112119-211000

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I sent a request to the imdb team asking what proof they'd need and they just replied saying:

We believe the data listed is factual, as such we cannot remove this as requested.

@bderoes - any idea what I can do? 

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Well, it looks as though the IMDb data editors were able to invoke a guideline that allows behind-the-scenes uncredited work to be removed.