NOT Actual Filmmakers listed on imdb.

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I were looking for some actor credits and I find out about a project with those two individuals listed as "directors" among other specialities.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10640878/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10297145/


Checking both their profiles I noticed that most of their "works" are some dubmash videos (Dubsmash is a video messaging app that allows users to lip sync a scene from a movie, a sound, a song lyric, famous quotes or anything that can be lip synced or "dubbed.")

Also checking Nikos Tsoup profile, i see some credited work of him as voice actor on same online games, but looking at the websites listed and the source, there is no where mention that he participated at all as voice talent in those projects.
On the same persons profile there are a lot of listints on popular web shows and movies as "imdb consultant" or "IMDb data" that are obviously uncredited.

I believe those two profile inviduduals should be chceked by the IMDB team.

I am aware that online/streaming content can be listed here, such as web series or movies, but I doubt that their content is original creation (except some obvious camera work, setting, acting, and maybe set also) and I realy don't think that listings should such as "imdb data" or "imdb consulant" are valid, even as uncredited.

You can check most of their "projects", dubmash videos i believe have no place here, even they are well build as for example their youtube descriptions contain all the "credits" listed.

To be fair, if they were parody videos, I wouldn't bother. But they just lip sync to an existed audio files. They are not original works to be consider or listed on the database, as far by me, despite the fact they list the original voice actors.

My friends make tiktok and dubmash videos as well, should I list them here too ? I doubt.




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James Smith

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Hi James, 

Thanks for sharing your concerns and advocating our policies for the quality of data on IMDb.

In general if someone were simply adding a dubbing track to existing footage this would not be eligible. However, it appears that the people mentioned are creating footage where they are lip-syncing other audio - technically they are 'acting'. The content they are creating can be listed on IMDb but only people actually involved with its creation are eligible for listing (i.e. not the original audio tracks that are being used).