How to move credits to the “self” category?

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Col, I too have a credit that was placed under "self". It is a tv docu-series in pre-

I also want to add some credits but whereas I used to be able to do that, I can't find the proper way. I am both on IMDB and Pro. Thanks,

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Marcy: I am guessing that this request has to do with Running Souls in which you play an Assistant District Attorney but which is listed in your "Self" section. (That title is listed as a movie rather than a TV series, but it seems to be the most likely title to have this problem for you.)

The problem seems to be that this title has the Documentary genre, even though it doesn't look like it is actually a documentary. For Documentary titles, the cast members are normally treated as playing Self roles (with exceptions that I don't think are relevant to this situation).

The solution would probably be to go to the page for Running Souls, click "Edit page", and then submit a Delete in the Genres section to remove Documentary as a genre from this title. After the Documentary genre has been removed, it may take a few days after that for your credit to be moved to your Actress section instead of your Self section, but you won't need to take any further action to have that accomplished.

If you have other credits on other titles that need to be added, go to the title page for the respective film or TV show, click "Edit page", and then submit your name to the Cast (or other applicable occupation). Note that for work on a TV series, you should submit your name to the specific episode(s) that you worked on. (If there is a series for which you worked on a large number of episodes, let us know what show that was and what your role or job was, and the contributors here can advise you of a more efficient way to add those episodes.)

I hope this helps. Good luck!