Breakdown of Episode Support: NIGHT GALLERY (1969)

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Episode Support is great! However, Rod Serling's "NIGHT GALLERY"(1969) has episodes which consists of several shorter unconnected stories (see, for example, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064725/reference, the pilot ep). As a result, ALL the actors for all the stories in an episode are jumbled together in one mass. It's impossible to tell at a glance which actors belong to which story.
I considered adding the story name as an Attribute, but that does not seem to have been done in any other case, so I thought I should ask here for suggestions.
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This is been done with Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086491/c... ]. So there is precedence. One of the more experienced contributors should be able to provide better guidance. You also may wish to ask this question on the Contributors Help Message Board [http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000042/t... ]. "Contributors’ Help is a discussion forum where IMDb's most active and senior contributors work together to develop policy recommendations, and have a productive discussion directly with IMDb's Data Editors."
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IMDB has quite a lot of such anthology / portmanteau films, so they've already solved this problem. As Dan says, the best advice is to look at the way it is done on other similar titles, other examples include:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2105044/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037635/

I don't think I've submitted any similar credits, but for the cast this is consistently done in the character name slot. However, for the rest of the crew, you use the attribute field:

The Attributes can vary from credit type to credit type. For example, a writer who gets story credit would have (story) as an attribute on their credit. For a director who directed one segment of a movie that's a series of vignettes might put the title of the vignette as an attribute on his credit.


http://pro.imdb.com/help/data/titles/...

Quite why you don't use the attribute field for segment credits for the cast is unclear (as it can lead for the segment forming part of the character link), but obviously, the data processing staff are making sure everything goes in the right place.

So in short:

* Cast segment credits go in the character field

* Crew segment credits go in the attribute field

All of them would be of the form:

(segment "Amateur Night")