Credit showing up in "Self" section and should be in "Actress"

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Can anyone assist? I have tried submitting to IMDB 3 times to resolve this issue without success. There is a credit on my IMDB page that is showing up in the wrong category - it is showing up in the "Self" category... but it is an actress credit. The problem is, I have read all instructions and FAQ's, and as far as I can see I have entered all details for the credit correctly. I submitted it as a TV credit and I never marked it "Self" myself. I tried editing the TV credit but there is no category button and because all other details are correct there are no changes to the credit so the IMDB system doesn't allow to process the correction. I tried submitting via "Miscellaneous" corrections and got no result.

eg. My credit is showing up correctly on the TV series page here - - BUT on my personal IMDB page it is incorrectly been categorized in the "Self" section at the bottom of the page - ... Can anyone assist please? It's a good TV credit that I need showing in my main actress credits. And I have read all the help and FAQ's and tried numerous times to fix it myself. Help??
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Gemma: The credit is showing up in your Self section because "Behind Mansion Walls" has Documentary listed as a genre. If you look up other people who played characters on this same series, you will see that they also have their work on this show listed in the Self section. If a title has Documentary listed as a genre, the default is for all cast members to have it listed as a Self credit.

Assuming that the show really is a documentary although it has some scenes in which actors play characters, the way to overcome the default is to add a keyword of reenactment to the series' keywords page at As indicated at, if a documentary has reenactment as a keyword, any cast members whose character names do not begin with "Himself" or "Herself" will have that role listed in their Actor/Actress section instead of Self.

I hope this helps. Good luck!