Can not get credit!

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I was filmed and used in a movie without consent. How do I get credit for this? I was featured in an exclusive close-up for 15 seconds and used in a couple other shots. I have submitted the listing a couple times and still nothing. I understand Barry Levinson, the director that shot the scene, would want to cover-up his violation of my rights. The movie was Jimmy Hollywood.
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Do you have any other credits on IMDb? If not, you'll have a hard time getting a credit for it, since IMDb generally doesn't allow profiles to be created with only uncredited parts on it. See the rules about credit eligibility.
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I have since begun a TV Series as Executive Producer/Host for several years.
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In that case you should open the movie page in question and use the Edit page button at the bottom. For Cast, choose "Add 1 credit" from the drop-down box and then click Continue. Then add your name and the part you played, and add "(uncredited)" in the attribute field.

Post the submission number here after submitting, preferably with a picture or link to another source than can verify the credit.
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I did that. I understand how to add a credit, it is not going through. I think it may be due to the show credits being locked. Would like a response from the Staff here, though.
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The credit might have been rejected due to lack of verification or because our editors decided that it was not eligible -- as highlighted in our documentation, uncredited appearances on a film produced in the last 15-20 years are rarely listed, unless they are cameos by established performers with an extensive pre-existing filmography. If you have screen grabs of your appearance, you are welcome to post them here but I can't guarantee that the entry will be accepted, as it basically comes down to editorial discretion.


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Thank you. I can not get any screen grabs at this time.
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Another issue I have is getting my old credits when I have no old credits listed. Both myself and the Creator/Ex Producer of War of the Worlds (TV series), Greg Strangis, have submitted a consultant credit for me. In the 80's I wanted my privacy. Today, I want a career. Hard to get those credits listed when you decide they are too old. Most of my credits would come from 74-88 and a few in the mid-90's.
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IMDb is not really to display a resume (though IMDb Pro does have a resume service).   The main database of tv and film info is mostly about documenting on screen credits.  So, if your name appeared on screen on those older titles, you could get a screen grab of the credits and submit them.  If they are also "uncredited," you're back in the same boat. 

They don't get rejected simply because they are old.  Old stuff gets added all the time.  In fact, if you read Giancarlo's comments, being old might help you get "uncredited" listings as exceptions are sometimes made for pre-90's titles, regarding having only uncredited listings.  You must, if not credited on screen, add it as "uncredited." Again, submit the request and add whatever proof you have.  But, for the most part, the site lists credited work based on what's on screen.

see: http://www.imdb.com/help/search?domain=helpdesk_faq&index=1&file=uncreditedcredits&ref_=...

You need to have at least one pre-existing credited entry in the
database. We will not display filmographies consisting exclusively of
uncredited work. We may make an exception in very rare/specific
circumstances (e.g. on films released before 1990, episodes released
before 2000 and/or for high-profile credits, such as an uncredited cameo
appearance by a celebrity), but in most cases we won't list an
uncredited credit unless you have a pre-existing credited filmography.


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In the 80's I wanted my privacy. Today, I want a career. Hard to get those credits listed when you decide they are too old.

I think the difficulty might be providing enough evidence to support the submission of uncredited consultant roles - staff processing data might be wary of claims that someone provided ideas to a production, so you would need some pretty decent paperwork.

You can add evidence in here, but if there are privacy concerns you can use this form:

http://www.imdb.com/helpdesk/data_verification