Is Independent [us] really a company?

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There is a company listed in the database called Independent [us].

It has 68 production credits and 56 distribution credits listed, dating back to 1910. And its IMDbPro page lists it with four staff members and two offices, one on West 25th Street in New York City and the other in Newbury, England.

But I am suspicious that this "company" may not actually deserve all the credits attributed to it. I wonder if some contributors, trying to indicate that a film was produced or distributed "independently", wound up submitting "Independent [us]" as the company, as though there was an actual company named "Independent". Even if there is such a company, I doubt it produced and distributed everything attributed to it.

Could the staff please look into this?
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gromit82, Champion

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Posted 4 years ago

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Michelle, Official Rep

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Hi gromit82 -

Thanks for bringing this listing to our attention, I have filed a ticket and our data editors will take a look as soon as they can.  I will update you with the status here.  Cheers!
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Hey gromit,

yes, it looks as though you're correct. We've made contact with a number of contributors to this page and they all appear to have been using it in the way you had suspected.

We've removed this page for the time being and added a note to it. Should anyone contest this decision the credits can be easily reinstated on a case by case basis.

Thanks again for flagging it.

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Thanks, Jay.

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