HELP! Taking down old credits under my name.

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I have several (uncredited) credits under my name, in addition to where I helped out (unpaid) on a production under the proviso I would NOT be listed online. I understand it is IMDB policy to allow uncredited appearances to be taken down, but I've tried so many times and each time it is rejected.
I desperately need these taken down as I now work in another film department and it is hurting my career to have credits as an 'actress' come up as one of the first links when my name is googled, as people assume that I have motives in that direction when I really just need it left in the past - not the first thing people see about me.

PLEASE help. My credits in the department I work in now don't come up as these awful listings seem to take precedence, and it looks like that is what I do when it is absolutely not.
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Sorry Bryony Neylan-Francis
> I understand it is IMDB policy to allow uncredited appearances to be taken down 
You understand incorrectly. I don't think that they let you take off any listings once they're proven to be correct and accurate. Even uncredited work. 
 
Many people have plenty of (uncredited) work listed. When they get a credited listing then all of their uncredited work is also shown. 
 
When you have more credits in the department in which you now work than actress credits, then that will be listed first. 
 
    Steve


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Thanks for your quick reply, Steve.

Ok, I understand. But there must be SOME way to get this away off google searches for my name or such? Can I change the name to a non-de-plume? Literally ANYTHING to get this resolved, it's impacting my work and I can't bear the thought of my name being associated this way for the rest of my life. Even once my other credits eclipse these, which will be soon, my name still comes up under all these acting credits - it's inescapable.
There isn't even a warning that says these listings are permanent when you submit them, and some of them were not submitted by myself and without my permission.
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Sorry Bryony, 
The only way for your name to be removed as an actress is in you can go back in time and not do the work. But as you did the work, the IMDb is entitled to list you as having done it. 
 
Did they warn you before you did the work that everyone who knew you would be able to see you doing it? 
 
The IMDb aims to record all of the work done by everyone who ever did any work on every film and TV show ever made. 
 
If you could record some of these credits under an alias, as soon as it was realised that it was really you (& it will be), then somebody would merge them into a single entry. Every person can only have one entry in the IMDb, even when they have an on-screen credit as a different name. 
 
I’m sorry that I don’t have any better need for you. 
 
    Steve
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Hello again Bryony, 
Looking at the listing about you on the IMDb, you aren't even listed as uncredited for most of your appearances like for
Paradise Place (2013), Island (2013)
etc. Did you get an on-screen credit for those? If so, how can you
complain about your name being published on the IMDb when your name was
also published in the credits for the film? 
 
    Steve
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Just to note this is how your page looks to people in the industry on IMDbPro @ https://pro.imdb.com/name/nm4676680 where most recent credits are listed first:

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Thank you, Col. Much appreciated!
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Because, to my knowledge, neither of these films was ever completed/distributed so I was not on a credit roll for either of them, nor for any of the other films under my name. I was not paid for either, so technically it does not constitute as work, and I certainly did not sign anything giving away the rights to my name being used on IMDB or any other online database. Most of my credits were for roles as an extra, which is not credited, and I understand these kind of credits are not usually allowed on IMDB.

I understand that IMDB strives to be as comprehensibly accurate as possible and to, but it seems rather unjust that there is no way to prevent these listings from coming up under personal name searches, and no exceptions. I was just a teenager when these films happened, I had no way of knowing when I undertook them that they would be logged online (without permission) and so prominently displayed for the world to see permanently.
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"To your knowledge". But do you know what was done with them outside of your knowledge? 
 
If any of the films really weren't completed then you can ask that everything about them is removed, but how can you prove that something didn't happen?   
Sorry but the IMDb doesn't need your permission to list your work. It's just a listing of your work. It isn't copying the work or offering it for sale, they're just describing it. 
 
    Steve
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Just to clarify, even though I know these films were never completed I can't prove it as it could theoretically be floating around somewhere without my knowledge? In a similar thread it was stated that if you could prove that a film was not made then the credits can be taken down - but if you are saying this can't be proven then why was this advised? The makers of Island completely ghosted the entire cast - none of us could contact them or find any information online to find out the status of the film and we gave up trying to find them 2 years after shooting.
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I was a teenager when this all happened, and very quickly realised that I was not an actress, it was not what I wanted to do and my passions lay behind the camera. I've looked at the page below - I don't deny the validity of any of the listings under my name and I haven't lied about my credits or the reasons for requesting their removal. I'm well aware of Anthony Weiner, but I don't see how a paedophile who was sexting multiple women while married and in office has any relevance to this.
That is the problem exactly - that my name comes up on the first couple of listings, I would much rather it be buried 3 pages back, and have managed to do that with other pages referencing my acting but have not succeeded here. You are right, in 10 years this will not be a problem, but right now it is, because I still work in film and I have been told by several people that this is an instant no-no, and that people make assumptions about my character or motives because of it. At the end of the day this is just something I'll have to live with, I had just hoped there was a way to better resign it to the obscurity of history.
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Bryony: It looks like you are primarily working as an Art Director or in the Art Department now. If you get just a few more credits in one of those occupations, you will have more credits there than you do as an Actress (currently only 8 acting credits), and thus that occupation will move to the top of your page with the Actress credits moving lower on your page.

Note that, for this purpose, each episode of a TV series counts separately. So, for example, if you get 6 episodes of a TV series where you were credited in the Art Department, that would be enough to move that occupation to the top of your filmography (assuming that you don't get any more Actress or Miscellaneous Crew credits before then).

But, by the same token, also keep in mind that if you join a TV series crew and get credits on, say, 100 episodes as an art department assistant, then decide you want to focus on being an Art Director instead, you will need 100+ credits as an Art Director to have that job move to the top of your filmography above Art Department.

I hope this helps.
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Thank you for clearing that up.
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Hi Bryony, 

As has been stated here, our aim is to be the most complete and reliable source of movie, TV, and entertainment information on the web. In order to continue offering our users an accurate and trustworthy service, it is our policy not to alter or delete any kind of correct/factual information or credit from our records. 

If you believe that the two titles stated above were never completed or released to the public, you can use the form here to contact our staff directly selecting the options IMDb Fan/Contributor Questions -> Titles -> Delete a title and then use the email option. Our data editors will then be able to investigate the eligibility of the titles. 

Thanks
Meredith
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Thanks for your help Meredith!

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