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Imdb declined 6 cast actors (Elizabeth Taylor, Elton John, Sharon Stone, Will Smith, Ashley Judd and Tom Hanks) in the humanitarian short We all have AIDS https://m.imdb.com/title/tt9856538/
In the posters and publicity they appears with other actors like whoopi goldberg or richard Gere (credited at imdb). See the proofs:

190228-151812-012000 declined
190301-115553-214000 new





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Hi Lose -

I can see that your recent submission is still currently pending.  I also noted that you submitted the credits with the attribute "credit only", to clarify, were these individuals only credited on the short film and were not featured on-screen, or were they credited and featured in the film?
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All actors are only in photographs. Because of it, i put credit only.
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Hm...
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Actors in still photographs are not eligible for listing.

https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/filmography-credits/cast-acting-credits-guidelines/GH3JZC...#

Specifically: "Exceptions: Corpses, paintings, mummies, etc, should not be listed as cast members in any title. People who appear only in still photographs can be included in filmography based on these guidelines"
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Also "credit only" has a specific meaning and not the one you are using it for.

    The content was created specifically for the title and

  • they do receive an on screen credit: they should be credited as reflected on screen with the addition of a (credit only) attribute.

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Adrian, the guideline you quote seems to say that actors in still photographs can be eligible and that "credit only" is sometimes relevant.

(The bullet point structure of those paragraphs has been corrupted.)
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Hi Peter,

I've corrected the bullet points now.

Thanks, 

Joel 
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Peter, I believe that actors in photographs can only be credited on IMDb if they are specifically credited for the feature that the photograph appears in. This has happened only a few times in my experience and I can only specifically remember it happening in an episode of Dietland. I had to consult the guide as to whether the still counted as an actual credit or whether to treat the credit as "credit only" (since the actress otherwise did not appear in that episode.)
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It is not quite clear from the links on the page that there was such a short film released in 2005. Radio ads and the photo are mentioned. Do you have other links?
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There was a short film campaign with photographs of actors credited and voice of others, release at the event. A few seconds, not a minute. There was a link in twitter, i try to look for.
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The word ”campaign” can be misleading here (in IMDb). Photos, adds, radio, etc are pretty much irrelevant if they’re only ”part of the campaign”. We need to focus on the (possible) short film or commercial.
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Hi there,

Thanks for your post.

The rules on these credits can be found here.

Take special note of the following:

"People who appear only in still photographs can be included in filmography based on these guidelines:

  • The content was created specifically for the title and they do receive an on screen credit: they should be credited as reflected on screen with the addition of a (credit only) attribute.
  • They are not featured in the end credits: they can be listed with the 'uncredited' attribute - this should be submitted as Photographic Model in Miscellaneous crew.
  • If the content is not explicitly created for the title and they are credited: they should be listed with the 'credit only' attribute
  • They are not credited: they are not eligible for listing as a filmography item, but can be submitted as “Bio: Other Works” or “Title: Trivia” (as long as it adheres to our Trivia policies)"

With the above in mind, can you confirm if these images were taken explicitly for the title, if so are the names listed in the end credits to reflect their involvement?

Thanks,

Joel 
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Can the "(deleted scenes)" attribute be used if the credited person who appears in a photograph in the movie and created for it also appears in a scene cut from the original release but published later?
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Hi Jeorj -

Just to clarify, this attribute is only eligible if the individual was credited on-screen for the original version of the film.

So for example, on "Solo: A Star Wars Story" Michael Kenneth did not receive an on-screen credit even though he shot several scenes for the film, his role was re-cast and since he wasn't credited he is ineligible for a credit.  This would also be true even had he been featured on the poster image or other promotional material, the credit would still be ineligible because he was not credited on-screen.
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Thanks for the response, Michelle.
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The actors appears in the short. The appears in photographs and they are credited. But, by the moment Elizabeth Taylor, Elton John, Sharon Stone, Will Smith, Ashley Judd and Tom Hank dont appear atte IMDb.
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Hi Lose -

If the actors you initially mentioned were featured in images in the film and their names were credited on-screen, you will need to submit the cast credits with the "credit only" attribute.  Please re-submit these credits with the format mentioned above and our editors will take another look.
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190307-190442-913200

Do it. Thanks.
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Hi Lose -
I was unable to see any submission associated with the reference number you referenced.  If you would like our staff to check on your update, please check your Contribution History again and re-post the submission number here so we can take a look.
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Do It. Contribution #190308-182119-330000

Thanks
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Is this the video you are talking about?

https://twitter.com/mr_kennethcole/st...
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No. The other is a little more larger, a longer version.
Individuals photos with the names appears (photos are very similar). And you can hear voices (few words). It was like a commercial campaign. But very similar of the video that you add the link. I am looking for it.
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Hi Lose,

Was there any actual video footage with this title or was it just them appearing in the picture? Can you please include a copy of the end credits? If there was no form of performance associated with the appearance (video or voice) or any credits on screen then these aren't eligible for IMDb credits.

Regards,
Will