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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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 In a similar situation now, where a very outdated trailer for a tiny project I did 10 years ago is the featured video on my page, and am feeling very frustrated that I can't trade it out.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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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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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 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.