IMDb consistency - a music dream or a nightmare?

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 1 year ago
  • Answered
[tt3952426] is on the database with practically NO data, which may be a violation of the title admission rules.
I came upon it when researching two particular multinational companies, MAC of the UK, cosmetics provider for film and TV, and MAC of USA, film equipment provider. The title I'm questioning register a company by that name in the Thanks section... UNCREDITED.
How can some producer thank a company, without mentioning it's name on the credits?
I'm sure there is a good explanation for this: some consistency checks are not working.
Photo of Artemis-9

Artemis-9

  • 33 Posts
  • 20 Reply Likes

Posted 1 year ago

  • 1
Photo of Jeorj Euler

Jeorj Euler

  • 7216 Posts
  • 9381 Reply Likes
The role of Mac in #LuvMovieMusicDream! should be changed from "special thanks" to something other than that, perhaps "makeup supplied by", if it is indeed uncredited hence lacking a "thanks" credit.
Photo of Steve Crook

Steve Crook, Champion

  • 1376 Posts
  • 1737 Reply Likes
Hello Artemis-9
 
#LuvMovieMusicDream!  now has Christi Luv as Director, Producer and most other jobs for it. 

Give it a bit more time.  More names might appear as they are approved.   
    Steve
Photo of Artemis-9

Artemis-9

  • 33 Posts
  • 20 Reply Likes
I intended to call the attention of IMDb's staff about this, because:

a) The short movie is from 2004, and therefore I doubt some credits are still waiting for IMDb's approval, as Steve Crooker suggests;

b) The so called full movie in YouTube, duplicated in Archive.org, has no credits at all, and therefore it gets to pure guesswork to know what company was involved, as Jeorj Euler suggests - though I wouldbet it's the MAC Cosmetics, providing the make-up for the singer;

c) All 21 credits of this movie, all "uncredited" are of one person only, which leaves me guessing if she's really a "one-woman band", or if this is someone else's creation, going totally uncredited in IMDb.

Anyway, I re-visited the rules page, and it says, «An online video is not eligible for listing if it consists primarily of footage from another title which is or could be listed in IMDb unless the creation of the video displays a level of artistic merit or can be considered of public interest.»

The word «unless» makes the difference here... Although the short movie (40 minutes) is not to my taste, I accept that it has some artistic value, and is technically well done, and the singer's voice is nice... I had some titles rejected decades ago (yes! I'm that old...) but I see that IMDb's rules are less strict now for title additions.

I rest my case.
Photo of Michelle

Michelle, Official Rep

  • 12681 Posts
  • 9560 Reply Likes
Hi Artemis-9 -

As per our current policy, "uncredited' thanks credits are no longer accepted, as such I have removed the company credit you reported for this title.  If you encounter any future cases where there is an 'uncredited' 'Thanks' credit on the site, please submit a credit deletion request through our online Update form for our staff to review.  Cheers!
(Edited)
Photo of Artemis-9

Artemis-9

  • 33 Posts
  • 20 Reply Likes
Thank you for your attention, and action.

Did you notice that ALL credits are actually uncredited, as seen in the full movie available via the External links?
Photo of Michelle

Michelle, Official Rep

  • 12649 Posts
  • 9489 Reply Likes
Hi Artemis-9 -

If the cast/crew/company credits listed for this title are incorrect and should be uncredited, please submit an update requesting to include the "uncredited" attribute to these entries.  Once you submit the corrections they will be forwarded to our editors for review.
Photo of Artemis-9

Artemis-9

  • 33 Posts
  • 20 Reply Likes
Thank you for the suggestion, but I am not doing it. 

I have no hard feelings against the singer, or the person who created the page, and I do not care about this particular music short.

What I wished was to call IMDb's attention for accepting the entry as is, including the source of the full movie - which contradicts the whole film file.

Done.

I rest my case.
Photo of Jeorj Euler

Jeorj Euler

  • 7213 Posts
  • 9377 Reply Likes
The cut published on YouTube is possibly an incomplete one, Artemis-9. I noticed that the IMDb entry for it contains a crazy credits item.