Get IMDB credit for work I did

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Last winter I was brought onto a set as a grip; and after day 1 most of the crew walked. Me and the gaffer brought on a whole new grip team, and finished out the project. Now I can't get credit as key grip for the film, even though that was my title throughout filming besides day 1. The person I replaced is credited on the site page, and while I don't want to remove his credit, I feel I deserve the credit for my work. I've tried to add the credit multiple times but each time it's removed every time.
This is the film, Age of Ice, shot mainly in Michigan
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3924510/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm
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bob the moo

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Corey,
Since Age of Ice is marked as not yet released, perhaps you do not know - but do you have an on-screen credit in the role of key grip?

A listing on IMDb has nothing to do with "deserve"....IMDb simply lists names as they are listed on screen....if your name is on-screen then your name is on IMDb....nice and simple no?

bob
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I signed the paperwork to have on-screen credit...the other people I worked with received credit for their roles.

You're right, deserve is poor wording,  how does earned sound? If they're not crediting a department on screen that's fine, mark it un-credited...but someone else is received credit for my work. How would you feel if you replaced a guy who walked off a job and then they were credited for your work?
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Corey,
I'm sure I understand how you must feel - but IMDb is not about rewarding earned credits, it is about documenting on-screen credits first and foremost.

If you look at the full credits for Age of Ice and keep in mind that the film is not out yet, then it is pretty clear that the production company who entered this data (and poster)...so this would then make me think about why whoever did that (and paid for the poster) would not have your name on there......which makes me think maybe it is not on the screen.

We will not know for sure until the film is released and this can be verified with a screen shot of a name on the end credits....but maybe this is why IMDb are being wary....

bob
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Bob, what if I told you that most crew positions are self-entered and that it's pretty clear you're making a lot of assumptions about the production company and myself.

I posted hoping to get an IMDb employees help with either resolving the problem or answering the question as to why I'm not getting approved.
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Corey: I understand that you are looking for an IMDb employee's help, but today is Saturday and you're unlikely to get an employee's response on the weekend. On the other hand, if you provide enough information, you might be able to get your problem solved or partially solved before Monday.

Have you had a chance to see the on-screen credits of the film yet? If not, you may have to wait a couple of weeks until the film is released on DVD on Dec. 9. At that time, it will be possible for you to confirm that you are, or are not, named in the film's on-screen credits, and if you are, you can get a screen capture that proves that, which you can use as evidence to support your IMDb credit. See http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?additionalverification for information.

If it turns out that you aren't listed in the film's on-screen credits, you can submit your credit with the (uncredited) attribute, assuming that you are the Corey Box who already has an IMDb name page.

I hope this helps. Good luck!
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what if I told you that most crew positions are self-entered and that it's pretty clear you're making a lot of assumptions about the production company and myself.
Corey,
If you told me that it would make no difference at all because my assumptions have nothing to do with anything!

The best way to prove this to staff is to provide a screenshot. If you cannot do that and cannot wait the short period till the film is available, then the next option is to provide proof - a scan of the contract confirming you worked on the film in this role would be enough to get you an (uncredited) credit, until it can be verified i guess.

But again, my opinion doesn't make any difference to any of this!

If you have been adding yourself to these credits but the update gets rejected then if you want staff to take a look then you should provide them with the numbers of the last few updates you did for this.

You'll find these numbers by logging into IMDb and going to this page.

I'll step away and let the staff respond to you in the manner in which they do here.

bob
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