Difficulties registering my independent feature film. Reference number: 150413-233139-014200

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Thomas: Please post your last full data submission here on this message board. You can copy it out of the receipt you would have received from IMDb by e-mail immediately after sending it in. Some of the regulars on the board may review it and, if they can, they may provide suggestions as to how to improve the submission to get it included in the database.
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Thank you for responding
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It looks like I lost that screen where I was entering in all the information for the new title after I hit the "save and continue later" option at the bottom of the page. I can't seem to find it now, but I am logged into the imdb site...
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If you clicked the Save an continue later button, you should find the form stored in your Update History. Just click on the reference to bring it back up.
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Ok this is where I'm at right now. Notice my name in the top right corner. Where is "update history?"
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I suppose I can try to re-submit it, but I feel like I am doing extra work especially if I went through all the steps, added plot summary, etc. I also read that one of the reasons independent films get denied is not having third party sites/media coverage. I am good in that department. The film was featured in three different ones.
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Ok I did some searching and I found it. I'm going to copy and paste it as you said. Thank you for your patience and helpfulness.
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This is the saved update 150413-233139-014200 from your update history. It has not yet been submitted to IMDb. Please make any changes as required then press the 'Re-check these updates' or 'Submit these updates' button as appropriate. To replace the existing saved update with a new version, press the 'Save for later' button.

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Type Film (feature/short/documentary/etc)
Made for TV (series/mini-series/web-series/special/TV movie)
Made for Video
Video Game
Sub-type feature length (45 mins or over)
short subject (less than 45 mins)
Status Released and screened/available to the public (or firm date set in relatively near future)
Completed and only limited non-public screenings (friends/family/fellow students/faculty members)
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featured on The General's Daughter DVD
Roma First Seen, Eutheca Theatre, Italy
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Festival Internacional Cine a la Calle
Brussels Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Made-In-Michigan Film and Game Festival
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Maidana, Ariel (Actor, Oscura noche (2004))
Romera, Ariel Valdivia (Actor, Bewilderment (2015))
Saravia, Ariel (Actor, Los extravíos de la historia (2005))
Vidal, Marcel (II) (Actor, The Escapist (2008))
Vidal, Marcel (I) (Actor, La salamandre (1971))
Vidal, Daniel (II) (Actor, Che Kopete: La película (2007))
Rubim (Self, "1a Companhia" (2005))
aka Ariel Rubim Martins da Fonseca
Davis, Ariel Romeo (Actor, Washed (2014/I))
Vera, Ariel (Actor, Il segreto nel segreto (2007))
Aira Ferreira, Ariel (Actor, Yipeé Cayé (2002))
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I'm sorry that is not as easy as emailing it. It looks better if I email it. What is your email address? I have all green but it's still not letting me go further
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Ok so sorry for the lengthy messages on here. I was succeful at submitting it. Now I just have to keep my fingers crossed. I've worked so hard on this film for so many years and it would mean the world to me to have it up on IMDb. I would like to put up the official film poster and other photos at some point too. Thank you!
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