Add crew credit to as yet unreleased movie?

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I have skimmed through some of the answers that came up when
I did a search for “Add credit” and have not found a response to my particular question of adding credit as a crew-member, as opposed to as an actor; I apologise if it’s been answered elsewhere and I’ve not found it.

I worked as a grip on “Unbroken: Path To Redemption”, which has yet to be released.  I noticed that some of my crew-mates have been credited, but not myself or others.  Do I need to submit that edit, or is that at the discretion of the production company?  Would I submit that on my own page, and it would be credited there, then linked to the film's page; would I have to submit the edit to both pages; or submit to the film’s page and wait for the credit to be linked to my page? 

Because it is unreleased, I cannot submit a screengrab/photograph of the on-screen credits.  I can offer copies of the callsheets for 8 of the 9 days I worked on the film, and/or a copy of the letter submitted to Contract Services for all 9 days.

While I'm here; is there a way to change the primary account address for my IMDB account so I can use my (new) professional email address as my login there, or can I at least add it as my "contact me here" address?

Again, my apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, please feel free to direct me to that answer, if it exists.

Thank you for your time and assistance.

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Nicole B

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Steve Crook, Champion

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Hello Nicole,
There are other credits for 'grip' on "Unbroken: Path To Redemption (2018)" so I can't see any reason why your submission shouldn't be accepted.

You say that you will be credited on screen. Will this be your first on-screen credit? Or do you already have others? If so, under which name?

Being listed on the IMDb isn't at the discretion of the production company. The IMDb aims to record all known details about everyone who worked on a production.

When did you submit this request (if you have done so), what's your submission reference number?
If you haven't already submitted it, then you should do so.

You can submit additional proof at

As for changing your IMDb account details, go to, there's a link there to "Change your email address"

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Nicole B

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Hello Steve, and thank you for your reply.

I have not submtted any requests for U:PTR yet because I am trying to learn what the process for all this is and wanted to make sure I was doing the right things.   (The credits I currently have are for a couple web-series I worked on and a short film and somehow the credits were added for me.)

I did not say I will be credited on-screen, only that I could not provide a screengrab/photo (since this seems to be a common request for credit verification) because the film is not yet released. I am assuming (I know, a silly thing to do) I will be, because it was a modestly-budgeted union film.  When I do submit for this credit, I will be sure to attach my paperwork; thank you.

It is not my first on-screen credit, and I do have a page already set up; the plan is to add U:PTR to my existing page.

Thank you again for your time and help.

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Hi Nicole -

I see that you are listed on the site here.  If you worked on "Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018)" you are now welcome to submit your credit through our online Update form.  Evidence is not required to submit credits to the site, however, if the title is not yet released additional evidence can be helpful. 

If you have additional evidence to help verify your participation, you are welcome to post it here (in addition to your credit submission) for our staff to review.

For information on how to submit your credit, you can find instructions on our Help page here.  Cheers!
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Hi Michelle, and thank you for your reply. When I have the chance I will go through the site's update form, it feels more appropriate to do it that way, but thank you for the suggestion of posting it here.

Happy Holidays,
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Sometimes it could be easier to wait for the completed credits before submitting any - especially if the credit can be ”uncredited”. Uncredited credits should be submitted with ”uncredited” attribute and since you’re not 100% sure it could be a hassle later on.

Also, a production company is primarily responsible for the cast & crew credits (for the films that they produce, obviously). Meaning the actual on-screen credits. I would probably contact some of your producers about your credit, perhaps the end credits are not yet finalized?