I should be able to pick the main video on my page that I pay monthly for!

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I pay monthly for this site! Why can't I choose which video can be the main video on my profile next to my main photo? Months back they allowed us to be in charge but then they changed it and now they get to pick the video even if it's some random trailer or interview. As an actor I want my most recent demo reel to be in that main video slot. That's what I want people to be able to see as a first option then look at my other videos if they choose to do so. IMDB wants to be able to pick what video is in that main slot. Their "logic" for how that main video is picked makes no sense at all. Again, I'm paying monthly for that video so I should be able to pick.
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Jose Rosete

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Jeorj Euler

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Jose Rosete

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I read that. Demo Reels are at the bottom of the list. They should be at the top of the list.
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Hi Jose -

Thanks for your feedback.  Currently, as per the Help page that Jeorj provided, that is correct, the priority order in which the video types are selected is:

1. Videos relatedto the Known for title #1 

  • First interview by recency of addition
  • Then first trailer by recency ofaddition
2. Repeat for videos related to Known for titles #2,#3, #4 
3. Interviews 
4. TVPrograms 
5. Trailers 
6. Clips 
7. Demo reels

While we understand that the current display structure is not ideal for everyone, we are working toward offering a better display selection in the future.
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Jose Rosete

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That's ridiculous and doesn't make sense. If it's the page for a film then a trailer makes sense but for an individual actor his or her demo reel shouldn't be at the bottom of your list according to your logic. So silly especially when I did once have the option to use my main demo reel as my main video and it made my page so much important to me. You making me pay you a monthly fee without me being in charge of that main video is pretty criminal!
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Jose, I 100% agree with you. This is embarrassingly inept by IMDb/Amazon. I was improperly tagged in a trailer for a film that I'm not even in and every time ANYONE visits my IMDb page, THAT is the video they see next to my name. The fact that I can't remove my tag from a film I'm not even in is ALMOST as ridiculous as not being able to choose which reel that I want to be featured on MY page as an IMDb pro member. It's no coincidence that IMDb is so rapidly losing credibility. This is a very easy fix, which they choose to ignore. How does it harm anyone if an actor is able to choose which video to feature FROM A SELECTION OF APPROVED videos already on their page?!?! Seriously? 
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Jose Rosete

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Wow - I thought I had it bad. That's soooooo ridiculous! You are right - I'm using my IMDB page less and less. A few months ago that changed when they allowed us to pick whatever video we wanted on our main page. I had just cut a new reel and it was perfect timing - and I started using my IMDB more. For whatever reason they changed it and they DIDN'T HAVE TO - IT WAS FINE!!! Their "logic" on why things are now is so insulting. I couldn't imagine having a trailer to a film on my page that I don't even have a credit for because I'm not in it - WOW! Think about it we're the actors here. A trailer that we're not in, even if we are in the trailer, doesn't help us unless we have no other options. I don't want anyone to see some interview I did because I'd rather them SEE ME ACT! That's the whole point of the demo reel.
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Tenaya Cleveland

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I agree. In a similar situation now, where a very outdated trailer for a tiny project I did 10 years ago is the featured video on my page, and am feeling very frustrated that I can't trade it out. I have exponentially better and more up-to-date clips on my reel - ones that people would likely be much more interested in, and I'd soooooo much rather have everyone see. Been paying for IMDbPro for years, and this just seems weird.
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Jose Rosete

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Yeah - they're definitely dropping the ball on this!
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Jim Blumetti

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I have the exact same issue. As an IMDBpro subscriber, this is just absurd.
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Will, Official Rep

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Thank you for your feedback, this has been passed on now.
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Kate Havnevik

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this was 7 months ago , What do you mean it has been passed on ? The problem has not changed . I have the same problem, I thought the point of paying for a pro account was to be able to edit your page . Please make it easier to manage our page and to removed unwanted related material.
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Jim Blumetti

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I have the exact same issue as those above. Primary video showing is for a short film I agreed to be in some 10 or 12 years ago.  Crazy.  As an IMDBpro subscriber, this is just absurd.
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Jose Rosete

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You're absolutely right. IMDB really dropped the ball on this. #IMDB
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Christy Johnson

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Please fix this issue, IMDb!!!  Displaying our video of choice/demo reel should be a basic feature of our IMDb pro accounts.  I don't want this trailer from a film I had one line in 10 years ago to be my featured video!  PLEASE let us choose and leave the current "logic" for those that aren't pro subscribers.
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Jose Rosete

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They screwed me. The only way I could get my new demo reel as my main video was to have them delete every single other "trailer" I had. The only way is to have them delete everything out of your video page except for your demo reels.
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Elaine Loh

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I see this thread was started a year ago. Same issue happening here. A crappy short film I was in over a decade ago is my MAIN VIDEO when people look me up. And to boot, I'm not even in the crappy short film's trailer. This is super frustrating and just straight up embarrassing. We all do work early on in our careers as we learn and grow. You want to leave it on my page to be some sort of archive, fine I get it. But to make it the FIRST look that people get of me is absolutely ridiculous.
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Jose Rosete

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I literally had to request that they take down every other video I had so I could be left with only my demo reels and that's how I was able to get my latest reel on their. I had trailers and interviews that had piled up over the years and I hated to see them go but it's the only way I could get my reel back on my main page. IMDB has really dropped the ball on this. 
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Jose... it's absurd on the part of IMDBpro that we as professionals have to beg for something so obvious and that we pay a monthly service fee for.  But if that request worked for you, taking down all videos expect your demo, then I'll give it a try as well.  How did you go about this?
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Jose Rosete

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Yeah it's pretty pathetic the way they do it. They're just plain lazy.

So go to IMDB pro and at the bottom of the home page there should be a "contact" option. Just go there and request that they remove every video on your page except your demo reels. Your most recent demo reel you uploaded should be what ends up on your profile next to your picture.

Hope that makes sense. 
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Rascal Man

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It does... thanks for the feedback. 
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Elaine Loh

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I just wanted to say that this TOTALLY worked. All my shitty short film trailers are GONE!!!! Thanks for the tip Jose!
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Jose Rosete

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Nice! Great to hear.