Archive Footage in Interview Shows

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Hi,

I'm auditing an interview show with a lot of archived footage. My question is how it's handled for movies. Another submitter has added actors with the character name from the movies. This doesn't seem kosher, as it's archived footage from a film, and that would be covered in the company section. The onscreen graphic during the clip, for example, reads "Annie Hall (1977) Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman. There's no mention of the actors in the clip. Should this be credited as Diane Keaton / Annie Hall (archive footage) in the actor section?

ALSO, there's a post here (https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/problem-with-also-archive-footage ) where staff says there should be no "also archive footage". This I don't understand. How else do you indicate an actor has done an interview specific for the show, but the actor also had clips from previous works used.
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Hi Layle -

I'm checking on this with our data editors, as soon as I hear back from them I will confirm the information here.
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Hi Layle -

Concerning your first question, archive footage character names should be what they are in the footage
(e.g. himself/herself in a documentary clip, for example). Also, archive
footage credits should adhere to the rules set out in the guide: http://www.imdb.com/updates/guide/cast#archive .


Concerning your second question, we currently don't have a clear policy on 'also archive footage', however, we have approved credits with this attribute before.   Since we do occasionally list credits with this attribute, it can be used as it seems to have some relevance.

I hope this helps clarify, if not, please let us know and provide a specific example of what credit/attribute you are trying to add to the site and our staff will take another look.
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Why are the archival credits no longer listed for documentaries?
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Kate: Where do you see that archive footage credits are no longer listed for documentaries? I can find a variety of documentaries which have archive footage credits listed in the cast. See Last Days in Vietnam (2014) for an example. The very first cast credit is for Richard Nixon as "Himself (archive footage)".
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But that's not what I'm looking for. I need the source of that archival--IMDB Pro used to list those credits, but not any more. Previously, there was an archival category, and all the sources--NBC News, Oddball, Nat'l Archives, and so on, were listed. Very useful info in my field.
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Kate: Sorry, I misunderstood. I would recommend starting a new topic about this, because it's really a separate question from what Layle was asking about. Please make sure to provide examples of what you are looking for and what titles the information is missing from, if possible.