Updates to IMDbPro resume data additions

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We’re excited to announce that we have launched a new and improved way for you to manage your IMDbPro Resume data. You will now have the ability to manage your IMDbPro Resume data directly from your page on IMDbPro.This allows you to easily view any changes as you make updates on your page. Additionally, you may notice the following changes in how you can now manage your Resume:

  • Existing Resume data can be edited via edit buttons directly on your name page.
  • New Resume data can be added by clicking on the "Edit your page” button appearing on the bottom of your name page on IMDbPro.
  • You can now upload, delete, and upload your Resume images directly from your image gallery.
  • The link to Resume will be removed from the navigation since you can make all the updates on your IMDbPro page.
  • You will be directed to the IMDbPro contribution interface for all new Film & TV credits and contact submissions so that they will display as official credits once verified. 
Note that your existing Resume data, including credits and contact data will not be affected by this.

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Daud Lightman

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Pamela Morgan

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Very disappointed that we can no longer control the order of resume entries.  Short of deleting and reentering all my credits, my new entries automatically go to the bottom of the list.  Would appreciate being able to control the order of entries within each resume category.
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Daud Lightman

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Thankyou for your feedback.  We’re always listening to our users and willcontinue to take this feedback into consideration as we evolve our site.
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Pamela Morgan

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I hope so.  Typically, as actors, the roles we book as we gain more work are roles of increasing importance.  By not having the option to move new entries at all -never mind to the top - your current structure creates more "paperwork" in having to completely re-enter our entries.
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Warren Davis

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Seriously, I am stunned that this ability is not available. EVERY site that allows you to enter resume items allows you to control the order. (Including IMDB until this "improvement"). Please don't insult us by telling us that you've improved something when what you've actually done is made it virtually useless. At least, when we add a new item, give us the ability to put it at the top or bottom of the list. I don't know anyone who would want a new credit placed on the bottom of a list. The decision to use that as the default is exceedingly dumb.
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Jamille James

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Ditto.  I am equally pissed about this new "improvement." 
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Lee

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I can't even add my own additional info. keeps taking me to add a credit page for imdb to verify. The old resume version was better as you had control of this. Disappointed in the new imdb update.
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Daud Lightman

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Hi Lee, thank you forbeing a member.  Please submit your credits via our “official credits”contribution process for your film, TV, video, and video game work.  Thiswill allow these verified credits to show up across both IMDb and your IMDbProresume.  You can still add new resume credits for your other projects suchas commercials, theater, etc.
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Guido Den Broeder

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This is unhelpful, We want to submit UNOFFICIAL credits for film and tv as we were able to do before your 'improvement'.
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Kevin Ward

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I fully agree.  Does IMDb really not understand that each and every film, television and video project cannot be submitted as an official credit?  For example, the USC School of Cinematic Arts - the #1 film school in the world - does not even allow their student filmmakers to post student shorts and features to IMDb.  But each year, there are still scores and scores of such projects produced and disseminated.  They are seen at Sundance, win student academy awards, etc.  IMDb seems to be suggesting that such projects do not even count any more.  Believe me, those filmmakers and the actors and actresses appearing in such (like my daughter) still work very hard on such projects and deserve to be able to list their own credits on their own IMDb resumes.  Plus... for many other reasons, not all filmmakers submit officially.  Actors, actresses and crew members cannot just arbitrarily decide to submit new titles if the filmmakers choose not to or somehow are not even allowed to do so. IMDb now apparently wants to alter the way that it has operated for years and now all of a sudden wants to declare that only film, tv and video projects submitted to IMDb and verified by IMDb can count and be listed on OUR own resumes.  Sure... we can list all the commercials and theatre projects we want... but IMDb now wants to claim exclusive dominion over film, tv and video???  Well, IMDb, that is absurd... and you really need to undo this nonsense and quickly.  You are treating your own paying clients... us - those who have IMDb Pro accounts unfairly.
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Guido Den Broeder

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In quite a few countries IMDb is not commonly used by filmmakers. As an actor, you should nonetheless be able to enter your performance into the database. Episodes are another problem. Not all filmmakers create episode pages, and as an actor I don't have the info, often I don't even know which episode(s) I'm in.
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Kate Megaw

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We had a similar situation last night. My daughter has been invited to meet with a new agent; great news! When I went to update her most recent work, the new credit was added to the bottom of the list. After much fluffing, I decided that I would have to invest the 2 hours to delete and reenter all of her credits so that they would be listed in chronological order. I deleted her film credits first but when I went to reenter them, I hit the same verification issue that everyone is concerned about. Almost all of my daughter's work has been on student films and none are verified. So now there is a gaping hole in the resume. Panicking, I reached out to IMDb customer services via email late last night and today received a response that essentially said, IMDb has changed the rules and you need to verify before adding film/TV credits to your resume; the message did not acknowledge my problem and this not at all helpful. Bottom line, I think we will give it a week and if  the problem is not fixed we will pull the subscription, after all what is the point in IMDb if we can't enter credits.....
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Misty Darst Coffman

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Adding Unverified Resume Credits.

Agree. I cannot even add simple short films without it taking me to the IMDb verify -- which is ridiculous because I am trying to add additional credits submitted by owner via IMDb resume (non-verified). My daughter is the actor -- I just want to add this to her resume like the old way -- not add a verified credit (that is not her responsibility and we don't want to step on toes) Has this been fixed???

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Can't Edit Resume.
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Michael Hagerty-Roach

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Fixed? I like your optimism. The design clearly is intended to reduce input (and maintenance) from all of us "paying" pesky users...
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I don't believe this IMDb issue will be fixed. In fact, I believe this is their preferred method now; just like Google, Wikipedia, et al., they want to own and aggregate ALL film data from now on. This does two things for them: it allows them to be a more comprehensive database, and it weeds out any unverified films which could be fake. But it leaves people like us without an option... Misty: as an actor, I admit to having added new, verified films to IMDb to add to my credits (and to others who were involved in the production). It's not my responsibility and it certainly could be considered stepping on toes, but I can list dozens upon dozen of collaborative projects wherein I never received my copy of the footage, photos, or even my payment... It's a dog-eat-dog industry, and you've got to take care of #1. Do what you feel is right. IMDb has made this unfortunate change intentionally, and it doesn't look like they're going back (they're not even making themselves available to have a dialogue with us!). Very frustrating, indeed.
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Lee

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Adding Unverified Resume Credits.

I can't even add my own additional info. keeps taking me to add a credit page for imdb to verify. The old resume version was better as you had control of this. Disappointed in the new imdb update.

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Can't Edit Resume.
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Katheryn McGaffigan

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I'm facing the same problem. I couldn't agree with you more!