How can I create an IMDB account for my minor child?

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I actually have two problems: My daughter's credit was given to another actress with the same name. I need to now create an IMDB account for her but cannot find any way to do so on the site. 1) How do I create an account for her and 2) change the credit to my daughter's?

It would be great that when we try to Register a minor that we parents are directed to another link that allows us to create the account for the minor.
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I think you are confusing two things:

* You need a user account to edit IMDB but this won't create an entry (and you can't create an account for her if your daughter is too young, but she doesn't need one - anyone can edit the entries for her, the fact that she's a child actress doesn't have any bearing on the way this all works).

* The entry for your daughter, with her credit.

If you have created an account for yourself, you can then sort the credit out, which will automatically create her entry.

To do this you need to split the current entry - the simplest way here would just to edit the project she has the credit it and change the name of the actor from, for example, "Sarah Colbert" to "Sarah Colbert (II)" (so the key is the Roman numeral),

I'm not sure there is much evidence you can add to prove she is a different person but make sure you add an explanation.

Once that has gone through, if you want to claim her entry so you can add photographs and a resume, then you can sign up on IMDBPro and follow the instructions there.
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Thanks for your response (and I'm not confused LOL). There should be an easier way to do these things. (Other companies/entities allow for editing/creating a minor account very simply). I will try adding the Roman numeral to see if that creates another Sarah Colbert that will allow me to edit/add to her account. This doesn't seem to remove the other Sarah Colbert though and I'm not sure why she doesn't do it....

Thanks again
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when you say, "account," I don't think you're really meaning an "account." That's why Emperor suggested there is confusion. It sounds like you mean, a separate page of IMDb with her name as the header. You don't actually create an account, then add credits to it. The system is title based and adding a credit to the title's page will result in a credit appearing under which ever name was given. So, You'd go to the page for that title and correct the name to Sarah Colbert (II), instead of the page it's on.

If you want to open an account, for instance, for posting on message boards, etc., she needs to be over the age of 13. She can use your cell phone or credit card to authenticate the account. Or, there are IMDb Pro accounts with which you can submit head shot, resume, access industry info and message boards, etc. Those, and the screen name chosen, have little or nothing to do with any particular page (accept that in Pro, her account can "claim" her page, for submitting photos, resume, etc., and the two would be linked).

This is why the "add a minor" process you're describing, isn't there. It's not needed for adding/correcting credits.
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Well put - apples and oranges.
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No, I don't mean a page. I will give you examples: Club Penguin (www.clubpenguin.com) allows a parent account for their kids accounts which gives control. Xbox (www.xbox.com) offers Parental controls over their kids accounts, Even Microsoft offers a parental option for e-mail accounts. I completely understand how IMDB works. There should be a mandatory name AND age perhaps, possibly ethnicity, that will help fix the issue of credit going to another actor/actress based on the name.
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Let me put in another way, take Wikipedia.com (it's more like IMDb than those you mentioned). Like IMDb, she could have a page listing her credits, bio, etc.. She would not need an "account" to have such a thing. IMDb is a reference site, of sorts. It is "Internet Movie Database." An "account" is not needed to be listed here. For instance, John Wayne does not have one. Tom Hanks...maybe, don't know. Yet they have a page. Having an account or not makes no difference regarding adding/changing credis or being listed on the site.

Now, if you'd like to let her chat on the message boards, etc., she has to be 13 years or older. To authenticate, in order to post, she'd need to provide a cell number or credit card (she can use yours, if you permit it). If you'd like to control an account, make one yourself and own/control the password. But, this would have nothing to do with credits on her page.

Hope that made sense.

As to the errors in the listings, you can do a split, if the credits are separated by category, or just correct the titles they're listed on, guiding the credits to the right name (or post, as Giancarlo asked, which they are and one of us can submit it for you).
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You don't need to create an account -- as correctly pointed out above, accounts and filmography pages are separate/distinct entities, and you can modify a filmography without the need for multiple accounts.

Assuming that you are referring to the credits listed on this page:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3103532/

can you please clarify which information belongs to a different person and needs to be separated?