How and where can a person get IMDB credit for writing a regular magazine column and/or blog?

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My client both blogs for a well-known news site and writes a regular column in a print magazine. How/where should he credit these bylines or columns?
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I'm not 100% sure IMDB is the place for that. It is, after all, an Internet Movie Database.

The best approach is to add links into their profiles on those sites, so people can find them.

There is an "Other Works" section under Personal Details but that is largely for acting in projects IMDB doesn't list, like ads and theatre work, not writing (although I bet I could find an example if I looked around, but that doesn't mean it is right), so I'd not submit there without input from staff:

We collect and list most types of film-related information but there are some kind of credits that we don't list. For example we don't list appearances/work in music video clips or commercials or stage plays. This type of information may be listed in the "Other Works" section of a person's biographical information (click here for an example) but will not appear directly under his/her filmography.


http://www.imdb.com/help/?adding/resume/

You might also mention it in their resume on IMDB Pro.
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Thanks, Emperor. This is helpful.

My client's biggest credits are film related; this stuff is just backing up his expertise to provide these services for film projects.

And I do have hyperlinks in this person's biography, but I could certainly make them more specific (have them land on the author summary pages for each publication), so that's a good idea!

I agree that "Other Works" didn't seem a fit for bylines or columns, but I was able to post one of the books he authored, so that's good.
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Actually, now that I'm in the actual biography editing, it doesn't look possible to add hyperlinks, unless they go directly to another IMDB page (for a movie or person already on IMDB). No way to use HTML. Looks like the resume may be our best option.
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There is a separate links section in the update menu. If appropriate, the blog could perhaps be added as an 'Official Blog' under Official Sites:

http://www.imdb.com/updates/guide/nam...

Since books are allowed under Other Works, I think a magazine column could probably be mentioned too, if you try to format it according to the guidelines:

http://www.imdb.com/updates/guide/bio...
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I'd still wait for a word from staff before submitting to Other Works - books are discrete entries and their concern might be someone tries to shoehorn in ever article someone has written (as a column is rather open-ended).
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I didn't mean an item for each article, but rather one item for the regular column.
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Indeed, but there is no formatting rule for that and, as it doesn't get mentioned, it could be the crack in the door someone uses to list all their articles.
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The editors will approve what they find appropriate. Anyway, there are already many entries for columns and articles:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002406/ot...
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0386899/ot...
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0177362/ot...
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You could also submit a mention under trivia.
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Thanks, everyone! I would only list each regular column once, as I have no desire to inundate the film community with every single article. Other Work seems to be the best place, and Trivia could be good as well. We'll figure it out. This forum is great.