Two films merged into one listing

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Two films I produced have been merged into one listing. They have similar titles but are wholly different movies. The film "Digital Darkroom" was merged with "Digital Darkroom: The Art of 3D" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2235928/). I tried to re-add "Digital Darkroom" as a new title so I could manually update each title, but the site won't let me, saying the title already exists. But it doesn't exist because these are two separate films. Please help.
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Hi Steven -

We forwarded your report to our title managers who will take a look as soon as they can.
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Hi Michelle i am also having the same problem but somehow my short also got added as an AKA which is not true.  My resubmission was denied because  of the aka i believe.  Can you please help?  my reference number is 141013-125233-605000 thanks for your time
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Hi Maite -

Did your title get accidentally merged with another title?  If so can you confirm what title your page was incorrectly merged with?
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Yes, The other project is called Silence (2012/IV) All help is greatly appreciated.  Apparently it was put as AKA but this is also inaccurate.  
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Oops! Michelle, the correct title that was merged incorrectly with mine is Silence (2012/VI).   Sorry for the misinformation and any extra work it created.   Again thanks for your help in advance.
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Hey Michelle, it's been three weeks since our first communication and still no sign of my deleted  title page for Silencio (2012/II).  My Withoutabox account was linked to this page and now there is only an error page.  Please help.  I would love to submit to some festivals, but would like to present a professional face so am waiting for this to straighten out.  Any news on your end?
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Hi Maite, apologies for the delay in replying.  Our title editors are taking a look now at the title, once I hear back from them I will update you here.
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That is great news.  Thanks, Michelle. 
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Hi I posted this also to separate topic, but, I have the same problem, please help. I added title "I Am the Doorway (2015) [cz]" but instead it edited wrong the same name title "I Am the Doorway (2014) [uk]" on the adress: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4039820/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 I DO NOT WISH TO EDIT THIS ONE IN ANY WAY! SOrry for confusion, through I stated "it is a new title" while contributing. Now, they changed completed title which has nothing common with the new onex, changed dates, status even removed poster!!! Now I feel like "Oh no, what a mess!!!" :) PLEASE HELP TO CORRECT IT. :)
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I'm going through the exact same problem right now. "Angle of Incidence" is in development and has been in the database for months http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3602324

"Angle of Incidence: Portunus" is the prequel in post-production that was just submitted. It was merged into the previous title instead of being a separate listing, and now the main title shows up with an AKA subheading, which is entirely incorrect.

Another prequel in the franchise will be added later, and we're wanting all three films listed separately since the cast, production team and crew for each is different.

Can I also get some assistance?






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Hi Eric -

I have forwarded your report and all the details to our title managers who will take a look as soon as they can. Cheers!

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Thanks, Michelle! Any advice on how to avoid the confusion in the future? Is there a specific way to submit franchised titles?
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Wow, this is a mess. Okay, as of today:

1. No separate listing has appeared for the new film.
2. The first film now still has the AKA title of the second/newer film.
3. The plot outline of the original film has been changed to the second film's, which is entirely incorrect.
4. The credits are still merged for both films.

It's a worse hodgepodge than it was 3 days ago. Would it be easier for me to just go back and delete the new title submission info altogether? If it's going to scramble things for the existing film I'd rather not list it at all. I know you guys are busy over there but I don't get why this is so complicated since there are plenty of films with this template.
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It can take between 2 and 14 days to process changes...and this is kind of a complicated one.  Lots of craziness happens while merges and splits happen.  It's best to wait it out and don't panic and let it all fall into place.

You would not be able to cancel the submission.  Deleting it from your contribution history list would only do that...remove it from your list.  It won't affect whether it's gone to staff already or not (and it seems it has).

Definitely, though, don't try fixing the hodgepodge while it's processing, though!
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Ah...understood. Thank you for the explanation, bluesmanSF. I'll patiently wait and watch and pray a little.
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LOL, can't hurt...I'll shoot one your way too! You're welcome!
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Hi Eric,

Apologies for the mistake we have now split the titles as requested.  I will contact you via the helpdesk once the new title details have been processed and are available.

Regards,
IMDB New Title Verification Team
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William,
You should get yourself a little green staff tag, else you be mistaken for the rest of us hoi-polloi!

bob

note: I am not an IMDb employee, nor in any way affiliated with IMDb
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I found another entree that has 2 movies that has been combined

The Abductress (1992)  with  The Abductress (2014)  A Case of Bachelor Abduction
1992 is a short 10 min            the 2014 is 1:29:42 by Hulu's counter
1992 language English           the 2014 Language is Korean eng subtitles on film

1992 stars  Kimberly Napoli 


                                                 the 2014 stars Lee Min-Ho born in 1993 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Min-ho_%28actor_born_1993%29,
                                                Bae Seul-Ki ,
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bae_Seul-ki
                                                  Baek Bong-Gi,
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Baek_Bong_Ki, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1568779/
                                                  Ahn Yong-Jun
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahn_Yong-joon


Story line, summary and picture are all of the 2014 movie

all other data is of the 1992 movie



There seems to be some translation issues for the title
 HULU lists it as
The Abductress (2014)
the film on Hulu at 1:28:08  shows  A Case of Bachelor Abduction
https://www.google.com/search?sa=X&biw=1280&bih=667&q=school+of+youth+the+corruption+of+...
School of Youth: The Corruption of Morals  http://www.hancinema.net/korean_movie_School_of_Youth_2p__The_Corruption_of_Morals.php


Please split
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Thanks Lady Paulus, I have alerted our title editors of your report and they will take a look as soon as they can.