At the top of my profile I am NOT IN THIS TRAILER. It is porn. Please use my acting reels. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003981/

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At the top of my page when viewing there's a trailer for a film I'm NOT in. I do not want anything SEXUAL like this porn and it's ruining my profile and my ability to get teaching jobs in my career. It is FAKE and I AM NOT EVEN IN THIS TRAILER and have never been in anything called "Honeymoon." Is there a way to remove it and replace it with one of my acting reels? I'm wondering why, it's the only one that's on my profile. I am not EVEN IN THIS TRAILER at all. I have written you but get no response. Since I am not even in his, I don't want this as the first thing everyone sees when they land on my profile page. I am paying for iMDP PRO and am up for a job with a University as a Professor. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003981/
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LydiaCornell

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Steve Michaud

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I just watched the trailer in question ("Honeymoon.")
It doesn't even remotely resemble porn.
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LydiaCornell

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to the university it does. I am not even in this trailer. I have created content and pay for IMDB pro and we never get any help from this site. 
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Hi, LydiaCornell.

I'm sure the official representatives will come here to say that the current algorithm is not ideal and IMDb is working toward offering a better display selection in the future. While they are "toward", you actually have some options to control this situation, following the official guidelines:
How does IMDb decide which featured video displays at the top of a name page? (link)

The most important part is the priority order of videos to be at the top of your page:
1. Videos related to the Known-For Title #1 (2, 3, 4...)
  • First interview by recency of addition
  • Then first trailer by recency of addition
3. Interviews 
4. TV Programs 
5. Trailers 
6. Clips 
7. Demo reels

Additionally, there is a guide to manage the Known-For order:
Known For title selection (link)

Finally, you may address this problem directly:
If a video is incorrectly assigned to a name page, you may report these cases via our contact form selecting IMDb Fan/Contributor questions > Images & video > Remove/update videos and our data editors will be happy to take a look. However please note that any video change requests for the correct individual raised for purely stylistic reasons will not be actioned.
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PS BTW: I like your style of introducing ;))) but one of the demo reels looks closer to porn when the guy keeps touching his cheek with the bra.
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LydiaCornell

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God Bless you too :) 
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MAthePA

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You did not upload the trailer for Isabel's Honeymoon Hotel, it was automatically attached to your name page. Logically, it should be a trailer for Curb Your Enthusiasm attached the same way but having priority  because the latter is Known-For Title #1 on your page.
It was not attached automatically -- this is the reason to address this problem directly. I think, you need no new uploads to solve this problem. Or you may upload a related interview (if such exists), not a demo reel.
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MAthePA

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Lydia, one of your demo reels is titled as "interview", but it's not as such -- a home video like. An interview in the base of IMDb means: a person having a name-page should be interviewed by independent person addressing some questions related to a film (having title page).
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LydiaCornell

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you are great :) 
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LydiaCornell

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Yes, I just posted it and labeled it "interview" to see if it could stop being labeled "Demo Reel" -- everything ends up being labeled "Demo Reel."  I can't post all the interviews I've done on NBC, etc and Entertainment Tonight, etc. They are at the end of one of the reels. This is so frustrating. 
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Hi Lydia -

I have now changed the slate on the video so that it is no longer displaying the sex-scene from the film.  as per the display logic of the featured video, please know that Trailers are automatically selected before Demo Reels, so this is why the Video trailer for "Isabel's Honeymoon Hotel" is displaying.
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Thank you but I am not in this trailer and have never been in this movie - which is a mistake. It is not a promo for the failed Jeffersons spinoff "Isabel's Honeymoon Hotel' Why can't you post my own videos and trailers for films and TV shows I have actually been in? I pay a lot for the past 10 years as a member of IMDB pro. why can't you help us so people can see our actual work? 
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It is a Lorimar Home video promo trailer for Honeymoon and 4 other titles, on Sale for $79.95 or $19.95 each. Don't know if IMDb can remove that one. It may have been uploaded by Lorimar.

Michelle???
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Thank you Michelle, but I have uploaded Interviews from ABC and tons of other work but your site labels it "DEMO REEL' no matter what the title. You won't allow anything to be uploaded unless it's a DEMO REEL. I didn't choose to call my work DEMO REEL. How do I upload my TV interviews and clips from movies and TV shows if your site won't allow anything to be uploaded but "Demo Reels"  
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I want to quit my membership and most actresses (not actors lol :)  I know do too but we are held hostage by you, as the only site in our industry. 
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MAthePA

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Thanks, Josie and Michelle. The initial problem is completely solved now.
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LydiaCornell

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The only medication I'm on is self-pity so I'm wallowing in it today. There are bigger problems in the world than IMDB. Thank you guys for your help. :) xo
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LydiaCornell

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Wow, can't believe it worked! Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it. Yes those interviews should be up - but I have no idea how to include them. Are people allowed to put their own Youtube links up on their own page? Haven't figured out how to do it yet. If you know how and have time, feel free to link them. :) XOXO
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Well, was going to, but Uncle Tom added them as external videos:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4497840/externalsites
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4716500/externalsites
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003981/externalsites
until they may be uploaded as internal IMDb videos ;)))
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LydiaCornell

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Clicked on them but said “Error not found”
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MAthePA

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Strange. They work for me (those marked are direct youtube links):





And on your name-page:
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Forgive me for getting personal, but I just wanted to say that I had a huge crush on you when you were on Too Close for Comfort.
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LydiaCornell

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Steve, I appreciate your comments too. Are you also an actor? 
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I've done some live theater.  Strictly amateur, though, nothing professional.
I was an aspiring filmmaker once, but that didn't pan out, sorry to say.
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LydiaCornell

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It's never too late. I like John Cassavetes who made movies with his friends in his living room.
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LydiaCornell

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If you have something to say, keep making movies. There are so many outlets and distribution channels now :) 
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Steve Michaud

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Thank you for the advice. :)