How to apply my acting credit to my imdb profile

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I've had an IMDb account for some time but only recently had cause to start really trying to use it, i've just been credited for my role in 'The Slayers' 2015, but the credit has put up for my real name not my stage name, my profile was originally under a stage name i used for stand up comedy 'Lou saffire' but i've changed the profile name and linked it to my ither facebook page. So how do i get the credit to lead to my newly updated account rather than the seemingly blank one its been linked to, i'm sorry if this is a noob question but im finding IMDb to be a bit confusing as a user. Any help very gratefully recieved!
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Do you mean that you're now under two names? If that's the case, you can merge those names:
http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?na...
(Names on the IMBD database are not "accounts", btw)

People usually have a primary name on IMDB, but sometimes they're credited (= name on the actual credits during the opening and/or end credits) with some alternate name. Example how the credit could be displayed on the IMDB: "Neil Thorne (as Lou Saffire)".
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Thanks for replay eboy, its not quite that problem, i had 2 imdb accounts deleted one now, my remaining account i originally created for my old stage name lou saffire, my new stage name is neil thorne which is what my imdb is under, however the credit has been listed for my real name neil thorpe, and the other issue is the name next to my proifile photo still shows as lou_saffire, i need my profile to be neil thorne, and the credit to be for that profile. whenever i click the credit it just shows a blank neil thorpe profile
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Can you provide links to the page you're talking about?  It's not real clear what you're  saying.

A User "Account" lets you users log in with a password and use the site's features.

A Name Page is part of the database itself and users cannot log into them.  They show a name as it's been credited in film and tv, along with credits, bio, other data.  It is managed by staff only though users with a user "account" can log in to the site, click the edit page button and submit requests to add/correct data on the site's pages.

So in your explanations, it seems there's a little confusion about which you're talking about...Account vs. Name Page.  But if you provide links to the pages you're talking about, it can become clearer and a resolution can organized and implemented more easily.

"lou_saffire" seems to be a User Account.  If you've uploaded an Avatar, it will only show if someone looks at your profile, say, if they see you chat on message boards with other users, etc.  The main reason I suspect this is a User Account, not a page intended to show credits for the names "Neil Thorpe" or "Neil Thorne" is that it has no spaces like an email address.  User Account ID's are like that.  It's not intended to be a real or stage name but only a User ID (like mine is bluesmanSF, not like Mel Gibson, etc.).

Neil Thorpe is a Name Page, part of the database and this page is a result of that name appearing in credits.  Since your Name Page you're creating seems to have a different name, whomever added the credit probably did not know and therefore a new page was created for the name Neil Thorpe assuming that you were not already listed in IMDb (this page would need to be merged with your existing page...we'll get to that).  Is that in reference to you?  Is that how your name appeared on screen?

I don't see a Name Page for Neil Thorne.  Are you creating one by subscribing to IMDb Pro or do not but you just want the page in the name Thorpe to be changed?
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thanks bluesman your helping to clear this up a bit for me, im a noob at using imdb so im still getting to grips with how it all works. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7663681/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 that is what you called the name page which exists because of the film credit on the slayers am i right?, http://www.imdb.com/user/ur1239406/?ref_=nb_usr_prof_0 im assuming that is my 'I.D' page for the profile which ive changed the name to 'neil thorne', the credit added for the slayers was under the name neil thorpe, after some googling online i clicked the edit page for the imdb credit name page and it gave me the option to add alias's etc, nothing to add an image or anything like, am i right in assuming the name page is something imdb keeps control of and therefore it kind of evolves without my input? itd be nice if the name page had my image bio etc. The profile im using for imdb is not imdb pro or anything its just the free profile for imdb, so i assume one of my mistakes is trying to treat a free profile like an imdb pro profile?
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Really appreciate all the help so far guys, its so important for any appropriate traffic to find me, so i need to get this right from the beginning
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Hi,

Yes...http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7663681/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1  is a Name Page, part of the database.  It's created by adding the name in the heading to the credits of a film/show (notice it says "name" in the link).

am i right in assuming the name page is something imdb keeps control of and therefore it kind of evolves without my input?
You may or may not have input.  Most data on the site is supplied by users.  So, if you know you're listed in the credits for a title and the credit is not included yet, you can click the "edit page" button and submit the data to staff who may, if it's eligible and accurate, add it to the pages involved (the title page, then it goes to the name page).

The site lists Marilyn Monroe without input from her, for example ...she can't participate being deceased and all.  So in many cases, you're right, the person named has had no input. A Name Page is not really "your" page, but rather IMDb's page that happens to be about you.  Like if you were listed in an encyclopedia.  You don't "own" the page of the book...your name is just listed there.

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http://www.imdb.com/user/ur1239406/?ref_=nb_usr_prof_0

Yes...this is a User Account (notice that it says "user" in the link).

It can be called whatever you like.  It still won't appear in the database to other users as a Name Page would.  It is not searchable and cannot actually have your name as it
cannot contain spaces.  It would not list credits and is not searchable as real name and title pages are.  It's simply for use by you to use the features of the site.

The profile im using for imdb is not imdb pro
Pro would allow you to upload pictures, add a resume page and add contact information.  All other informational sections of the page in your name can be added by logging in to your account, using the "edit page" button and filling in the forms. 

But, no.  Without Pro, you cannot add a photo to the page in your name.

As to the two different names, you can click the "edit page" button on the name page, choose the first section, "correct or merge name" and change to your professional name.  But, IMDb rules are that the name in the heading should be as your name appears in credits.  With on credit listed, and it's in the old name, it might not be accepted.  You can add explanation, though, and you could say that you're the person named and that your professional name is now, going forward, going to be "Thorne" and that's how future credits will appear.  You'll also need to check the box to "preserve the name" as it appeared so that the heading on the page will show "Thorne," but the credit listed will have the attribute "(as Neil Thorpe)" otherwise it might be rejected, or upon review it might be changed back (or removed and put on a different page), or at least, it'll be confusing for people seeing the credit on screen but not finding the name in IMDb.
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Ok im getting more of an idea where im going wrong now, in the same way you submit data for the name page could i not submit an image suggestion?
obviously if i can avoid spending money on an imdb pro account that would be prefferable, as im not flush by any standard. if i were to do teh 30 day trial for pro and add an image to the name page would it remain after the trial expired? or is the image strictly for paid subscribers?
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On the "edit page" form, there is an option for photos, it is for adding a link to a photo that is hosted somewhere else.

The only other way to add a photo without cost to you is, if for example, the producers of a title you worked on paid to add production stills and you appear in one, you can add a "tag" to the photo with your name and it'll appear on your page.  It might not appear as a primary photo though (the headshot that also acts as a thumbnail photo).

Otherwise, an active Pro subscription is needed.

I would guess that if they offered a free option, most folks would opt for that over paying for the same thing.

But if use the free trial of Pro and add a photo, it'll be removed if/when you cancel.
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Thanks for everything bluesman, i see why you're a champion, mate
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No problem...you're very welcome!