"credit only" attribute and cast order?

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A few clarification questions: I came across with the TV series that in season 3 introduces a new opening credit sequence (in every episode). Basically in S3, all the "known" actors of the series are listed/credited, but not all of them appear in every episode (and before you ask: this is confirmed, I know all the actors, watched every episode, know this series inside out etc). So:

1) I should still list all the actors from the opening credits, but add "credit only" attribute to the names where needed (this roughly means 2-4 "credit only" names in every episode)?

2) How about the cast order? Should I still "keep" the cast order from the opening credits, even when some of the names are "credit only"? This would mean that e.g. numbers 1, 2, 4 and 7 are normal, but 3, 5 and 6 have "credit only" attributes.

Thanks.
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Hi Eboy,

Here are the rules about this topic. Since you didn't specify the title of the series, it's not possible to give a definitive answer to the case you report. But there is a good chance that the cast list is split between the opening credits (main cast) and end credits. You should respect the onscreen credit order by entering the credit only attribute when applicable. However, keep in mind that the opening credits can re-use sequences of previous episodes. In which case, if it's the only occurrence where a credited actor appears in the episode, you must still enter the credit only attribute rather than the archive footage attribute. Because such sequences, like other summaries of previous episodes, are not part of the current episode. So: answers are both yes.

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Main cast of the series (in season 3) is listed in the opening credits (not all of them appear in each episode, like I said). Then the main actors of each episode are listed after each segment of the episode (each episode has 2-3 shorter segments). The latter can also include some names that are not listed in the opening credits.


I know the link of the guide, but just wanted the official confirmation from IMDb. There’s only around 12 episodes in S3, though.
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Hi Eboy,

Thanks for checking. Yes Stéphane is correct, please use the (credit only) attribute for those credits even if the actors appear in any "previously on" recaps from previous episodes. Please also use the order from the opening credits and following on in any later credit blocks for the overall cast order on IMDb.

I hope this helps.

Regards,
Will
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