Help! How do I merge 2 accounts that both belong to me?

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There are currently 2 IMDB pages under my name. Each has separate acting credits on them. I've tried merging the accounts, but it doesn't seem to have worked. Does anyone have clear instructions how to do this?
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Leah

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Rida, Employee

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Hi Leah,

Thank you for your message.

For information on how to merge two name pages please see here for details:

http://www.imdb.com/help/search?domain=helpdesk_faq&index=1&file=namemerge&ref_=hlp_sr_5

Alternatively, please provide us with the IMDb url for both of these pages and we will happily merge them on your behalf.

Regards,
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Leah

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Thanks! I tried doing that last time, and I must've messed up, because it didn't work. Can you please merge them for me? Thank you so much.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4387121/?ref_=nv_sr_1
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm8944254/?ref_=nv_sr_2
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Thanks for providing the links.

I have now consolidated both pages together and changes will be visible on the platform in the next 24 hours.

Regards,
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Leah

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Amazing. I really appreciate you. Thank you!!
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George Ellison

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Rida, please help me regarding a similar issue regarding identity mixup on one IMDb page. 

 There is one "George Ellison" IMDb page that contains one of my credits and one credit to a crew member with the same name "George Ellison".  I am part of the feature film "Big N' Hungry" and the other George Ellison is part of a documentary about George Masa.  We are two separate people and we need to be separated on IMDb.  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1544987/?ref_=nv_sr_1

The reason that the two separate credits are together under one name is that when the Director of the feature film I'm in, Big N' Hungry, submitted his IMDb credentials for this film he used my name because I'm part of the cast and the IMDb computer software immediately assumed that because I have the same name as the other George Ellison who did the George Masa documentary that we are the same person. 
The IMDb page that I created after my Director submitted my name to IMDb is  gellison-49330.

I can live with my IMDb page reflecting "George Ellison, actor" or something like that because the other "George Ellison" is not an actor and he is crew.  Please don't leave this page like it is. Now it is two separate people lumped together.  I should not get credit for the documentary on George Masa and the other George Ellison should not get credit for Big N' Hungry and all the other films that I want to add to IMDb but am afraid to because of this identity mixup.  

Thank you

George Ellison
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George,

A name split has been submitted. If accepted, give at least 48 hours (or more) for the update to process. After processing is complete, each page will have a Roman numeral to the right of the name. Click the link below for more information.

Contribution #170918-224910-527000

IMDb Help Desk Page
What's the deal with those Roman numerals, like (I) and (II), after people's names?
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George Ellison

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Thank you so much!
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George Ellison

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Thanks again, GMJ.  You're a lifesaver!
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Ed Shapiro

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Hi Rida.... I have a similar issue.  There are 2 "Edward Shapiro" listed at the law firm of Reed Smith. (They are both me.) ONe is "Edward Shapiro (I)" and "Edward Shapiro (II)".  The "(II)" has an abridged list of clients where as the "(I)" has a much longer list. Can I have the 2 merged, or, have "(II)" deleted?   Thanks. -Ed 
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Hello, 

If you have an IMDbPro or an IMDb user account, you can submit a name merge, which will combine the data on both pages into one page. Instructions are on the page link below.

IMDb Help Center Page:
How can I combine two IMDb filmography pages?

In your case, go to the name page with the higher Roman numeral. When you get to the Name Correction or Merge form, type the name this way:

Last Name, First Name (I)

Since it appears that you are the only person in the database with this name, the Roman numeral should disappear after processing, which can take 48-72 hours.

I hope this helps. Please write back if you have any more questions. 
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GMJ, Champion

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Hello, 

If you have an IMDbPro or an IMDb user account, you can submit a name merge, which will combine the data on both pages into one page. Instructions are on the page link below.

IMDb Help Center Page:
How can I combine two IMDb filmography pages?

In your case, go to the name page with the higher Roman numeral. When you get to the Name Correction or Merge form, type the name this way:

Last Name, First Name (I)

Since it appears that you are the only person in the database with this name, the Roman numeral should disappear after processing, which can take 48-72 hours.

I hope this helps. Please write back if you have any more questions. 
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Shaina Butler and Shaina Ivy
Donna Butler should be Donna Bergenholtz
2 accounts each
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Donna, this is a rather old thread that won't be read by staff. You'd better start a new thread regarding this issue.