My name is in the credits, cannot add to IMDB

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I work as staff for the studio that is creating the films I work on; yet, I'm unable to add my name and job description to the full cast and crew list. My name is even in the credits as the only person holding my position. However, a former employee who held the position prior to me was able to enter their name on IMDB as having held that position for that particular film.
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It sounds like part of the problem may be that you are trying to replace the other person's name with yours on that job title. That's actually two corrections in one: a credit deletion and a credit submission. The manager may be reluctant to make the replacement without more proof.

The ideal solution would be to submit a screenshot of the credits showing your name. If you can get a screenshot, post it to one of the dozens of sites that host photos, and include a link to it in the explanation box. (You may want to deleted the photo after the credit is accepted).

If you're unable to get a screenshot of the credits, it will be more involved. You may, for example, need to show a work order or other proof of employment. For help with this, I suggest you contact the IMDb Help Desk.
IMDb Help Desk: http://www.imdb.com/helpdesk/contact_form
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Thanks for the reply. I ended up contacting the help desk and providing them with my studio email address, etc. . It's easier if I just provide them proof of my continued employment at the studio to cover several cases of this issue coming up. The other person mentioned was listed on the prior studio film along with mine, for the same position title, as they left the position towards the end of production. That's when I took over the job.
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Just to clarify: IMDb help desk doesn't contact you via e-mail. Or anyone for that matter. You'll find help desk messages via your IMDb account (you probably receive an e-mail that you've a message, though).

Also, you can't send proof for "future work". IMDb records film credits so eventually it comes down to the question that are you (personally, company credit is not enough) credited - or not ("uncredited" credits are also possible, but with certain limitations etc).

If you were credited for this work (replacing some other person), you obviously should be credited. However, if this other person left the position "towards the end of production" it could mean that he/she actually worked (but wasn't credited?) for the project. In this case, I would probably add your name and change the other person as "uncredited". If he/she actually worked in the production (not sure about the details, though), "uncredited" credit would be the fair thing to do (my opinion - nothing to do with IMDb).
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Hi idolworkshop -

As Eboy mentioned, if the individual who is currently credited did work on the title but their name isn't credited on-screen, you should submit a credit correction for that entry and include the "uncredited" attribute.  You should then submit your credit as a new credit entry for the role.

If you have evidence to verify your on-screen credit on the title, you can post screen grabs here for our staff to take a look, or if you have private evidence, you can submit it to our editorial staff through the Data Verification form here.
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Hi Michelle,

Here's the credits screen grab from the first film, Spiderman: Homecoming.  There's dual credit for the same position on that one due to me taking over the position during production. The second film has not been released to the public, yet. I am the only name credited on screen in that case.  I do have private evidence, but the Data Verification form doesn't appear to allow me to attach an image. Am I missing something?

On a side note, I'm friends with the other person who held the position, so I know this is just a crossed-wire snafu. No impropriety whatsoever.

Here's the Homecoming image:

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Hi idolworkshop,

Thanks for providing the screenshot. I've added the credit on your behalf however I noticed that the role that you submitted yourself in on your original submission does not match the credit as it appears on screen which is our policy.

I've now submitted your credit to the title in the visual effects department as "digital sculptor" with the correct (as Adam Ross) attribute to align with our policies.

Regards,
Will
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Hi Will,

Thanks for the submission fix. I received that image after I had originally submitted for credit, sorry for the mix up on that aspect.  However,  I don't believe I should be under Visual Effects. I would be under Art Department the same as Josh Herman.  We both worked for the same internal art department, not in visual effects.

Follow up on the other film; I have private confirmation materials for Thor Ragnarok, as my name will actually replace the one that's currently listed for the same position. How can I submit that? I attempted to submit the image via the Data Verification form, but I saw no option to attach it.

Thanks!
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Hi idolworkshop,

I've made the amendment on Spiderman: Homecoming now.

If the evidence is sensitive please upload these screengrabs or data somewhere on the Web where we can access it (we recommend a free image hosting service like imgur.com) and send us the links/URLs pointing to it via the following process:

1) Find your original submission in your update history at http://www.imdb.com/updates/history

2) Verify that all the data is still valid. If you need to update/amend the information, you can do so and resubmit the entry.

3) Make a note of the update reference number (it's the number composed of three groups of 6 digits separated by dashes, e.g. [i]121027-090001-134000[/i])

4) Go to this page: http://www.imdb.com/helpdesk/data_verification

5) Fill in the form with all the information (the update reference number and all the URLs pointing to the additional verification for that submission). At least one link is mandatory. If you have more than three, use the 'comment' field to add them.

6) Enter any additional information, comment or feedback in the 'comment' field. The more data/evidence you supply, the better.

7) Submit the form.

Our editors will review the links you have supplied and use them to re-examine your update. If they can verify that the submission is eligible to be included, they will accept it.

Thank you in advance.