Frustration trying to correct misinformation!!

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This is super frustrating. For the second time, I deleted wrong information here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0540816/ The page references a movie my father wrote, based on a book he wrote and it keeps being changed back to Albert Maltz as the author of my father's book and screenplay. I waited patiently for a review and it must have been refused. How the heck can a company continue to state the wrong copyright holder. This is a legal issue and I want my father to get credit where credit is due. This myth or lie is all over the internet that Albert Maltz wrote the Last Challenge screenplay and the book Pistoleros Progress. NO! It was my father, John Sherry. We get royalties for this so it is pure and simple bogus. How to ensure that someone in charge over there listens this time?
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Sherry Beck

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Giancarlo Cairella, Official Rep

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Sherry, if you attempted to delete (rather than correct) the information, your submission was probably rejected. If there's an error in the credits (probably due to the fact that Albert Maltz did use the name John B. Sherry as a pseudonym) the right thing to do is to submit a correction, not a deletion. Deleting data would simply result in loss of information rather than a correction.

We can fix this for you, now that you have provided the information needed to address the problem. 

Please expect the change to appear on the site within a few days. If there are other details that should be attributed to your father but are incorrectly listed under someone else's filmography, please let us know.

Thanks
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Sherry Beck

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Thank you. Yes, as you point out, the pseudonym is the root of the problem. But Time Warner sends us the royalty checks for The Last Challenge so at least they have it right on paper. My father was a novelist and only one of his five published works (Pistolero's Progress) ever was made into a movie and he and his associate Robert Emmett Ginna wrote the screenplay for The Last Challenge based on the book.