I appeared in the new movie Safe Haven and I need help getting listed in the cast listings.

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Hello, I played a part as a Commercial Fisherman in the new movie Safe Haven. I see someone else is listed as such in the full cast credits on IMDB. I have now registered on that site and would like to know how I can be listed on the cast listings?
I can't seem to figure it out. Would someone be kind enough to help?
Thanks
Stephen Alvin
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We might need a little more information - usually a screenshot of the credits should be enough to get you listed, but I see the other Commercial Fisherman is down as uncredited, which might suggest you are. It shouldn't be impossible to get listed (as long as you already have an IMDB credit) but you will need to assemble some evidence and follow these guidelines:

http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?un...
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Emperor,
I really appreciate your kind reply. I am not credited like that other Commercial Fisherman Scott but I assure you I am in the movie, saw it for the first time today.
I am shown three times in the film. I do not have any other credits yet as I am brand new to film. What can we do? I have the pay stubs..
Thanks,
Stephen
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Emperor,
I really appreciate your kind reply. I am not credited like that other Commercial Fisherman Scott but I assure you I am in the movie, saw it for the first time today.
I am shown three times in the film. I do not have any other credits yet as I am brand new to film. What can we do? I have the pay stubs..
Thanks,
Stephen
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It actually shows the other Commercial Fisherman as uncredited too:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1702439/f...

Anyway, pay stubs are a good start, call sheets and a screenshot of yourself in the film should help improve your chances, although, as they say on that link they give, there is no guarantee they'll include it or remove it at a whim later on.

However, you do need a credit on IMDB first - if you don't have that you'll want to ensure you get one of those accepted first.
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Emperor, thanks so much. From what you said, looks like I am S out of luck as I don't have any other credits yet and I don't think I would be able to figure out how to get a screen shot. Pitty in that I am all over the movie and it would help to be listed as I could have used the recognition to get future gigs. I do greatly appreciate your kindness.
Cheers to good karma,
Stephen
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You could use IMDb Pro and submit a head shot and resume. You could list that work on your resume. That could give you presence on IMDb until you begin to do credited work.

http://www.imdb.com/help/search?domai...
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Sorry to hear that Stephen, however, I doubt the film will get locked any time soon, so once you get an onscreen credit you can submit your uncredited role in this film - a short film is often a good way in as they'll often throw everyone a credit for helping out and it wouldn't be a big draw on your time.

When you do get such a credit, feel free to bump this thread and we'll see what other help we can give.
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Emperor, Thanks. Come to think of it, I did do a short film for a director at University Of North Carolina. I have a copy and I am credited. How can I translate this into being listed as a Commercial Fisherman on Safe Haven.
Thanks
Stephen
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Here you go:
http://www.imdb.com/czone/

There is a link to the page you can start adding a title, but also read around the guides. With a student film, proving eligibility might be tricky, but have a Google and see what you can turn up.
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I googled and found it here is the link to the video. Won best movie. I am on the rolling titles as an extra but listed none the less, will that due? https://vimeo.com/31708914
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also I now have the cd cover pic its called The Cave
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Yeah that'll really help - it proves it exists. Add it as a video clip.

It is also handy that the director is on IMDB already with a decent set of credits:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3887717/

Throw in these into Misc Links too:
http://uncw.edu/articles/2012/01/unc-...
http://www.whatsonwilmington.com/even...

And if you can find a source for this best movie win (where? when?) then throw that in - if you can't mention it in Misc Comments.

So yes, I reckon that gives you a decent chance of getting the submission accepted - I've submitted a number of short films and not had any problems which similarish levels of eligibility. No guarantees, but what you have is well worth a shot.

If that gets accepted (and it might take a while for everything to slot into place) then you can add the Safe Haven credit. It'll require a little patience (and crossing your fingers can't hurt) but it all stands a good chance of making it.
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Emperor, Can we talk off this board?
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Is there any need to? It is just handy to have most questions and answers public on here, as someone with a similar problem in the future might find it handy.

However, my IMDB profile link is in my profile here and anyone can PM me via that if they want.
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Emperor,

I cannot figure it out. Being the old school computer lame being that I am, I went, I tried and just plain failed to figure it out after multiple attempts. Is there any possibility of you or someone helping me out and doing it for me? I would be happy to barter. I hope I am not over stepping any bounds. I just desperately want to get myself listed and its son frustrating that neither I or my friends can figure the damn thing out. I understand if you cant.

Cheers to good Karma

Stephen
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Oh that's not a problem.

Obviously, we'd prefer people to sort things out themselves and I (and many others here) could talk your through the process step-by-step but at some point it just becomes easier to do submit it myself (I've done it before and will do it again I'm sure). I'll sort it out in the next day or so, as it is a short film it won't take long.
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Wow thanks Emperor, would it be possible, while your at it to make sure I am listed a a commercial Fisherman for Safe Haven?
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As you are uncredited in that role, you'll need to wait for your first credit on IMDB, so we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
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Much thanks Emperor, it is great there are still people with a heart out there
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Hey Bluesman SF,
Love da blues and thanks for your help. How much is that Pro? I will investigate that.
Thanks much,
Stephen
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OK It has started to go through, although it might take a week or so for everything to slot into place:

The film's entry should be here:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2928274/

Your entry should be here (although it is currently returning a 404, which should go away in a day or so):
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5685964/

As I say, it'll be a bit before things are in a usable state and we can then look into what to do next.
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And just a note for me really - most of the credits seem to have dropped into place and are linked back (so that only took an extra couple of days).
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Emperor, you were right. Someone grabbed both main scenes and sent them to me. here are the links http://i323.photobucket.com/albums/nn... 711b.png

http://i323.photobucket.com/albums/nn... a177.png

http://i323.photobucket.com/albums/nn... 89ca.png

http://i323.photobucket.com/albums/nn... bf28.png

So whats next!
Thanks,
Stephen
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Well that's jolly nice of them.

I have given the method to add your role here:

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...
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You are now live (although currently empty):
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5685964/

We can now work on getting you that Safe Haven credit when you're ready (I can't do it, but it shouldn't be difficult).
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Hi Emperor,
Much thanks and gratitude! I am ready, let me know the next step!
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Alrighty.

First have a read of the uncredited roles guidelines:
http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?un...

What you'll need is evidence - call sheets are good and a screenshot of yourself in the film will help too. Scan them in or photograph them (with a digital camera obviously) and upload the graphics to somewhere handy and save the links off for the last stage. Photobucket is good for this as you can remove the pictures later on if you don't want them hanging around online, Tinypic is good for "fire and forget", quite and dirty uploading that doesn't need a registered account (I'd go with the former if you had anything even mildly confidential).

Edit the cast list and add 1 - yourself (you can use your constant, nm5685964, although the system should find you easily from the name), making clear in the attributes that the role is uncredited:
http://www.imdb.com/updates?edit=tt17...

Then grab the ID for your submission from here:
http://www.imdb.com/updates/history

Then head over to data verification:
http://www.imdb.com/helpdesk/data_ver...

Your submission ID goes in the slot for Update Reference Number. The evidence goes in the URL slots and you can add some context in the subject and comment areas.

Hit submit and then sit back and start twiddling your thumbs.

That might sound a lot but it is about as detailed as I can make it, sorting it out shouldn't take as long as reading it, hopefully ;)
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Again, many thanks Emperor. This will be a difficult task for me as I am so tech lame but I will give it my best try. Question,
The only evidence I can produce are each shooting days pay/time sheets. I just moved so it will take me a few days to find them. Will that be sufficient along with the fact that others are listed as uncredited Commercial Fisherman on the Safe Haven Cast?
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Well my advice is that just because something exists, don't assume it sets a precedent.

However, pay/time sheets are good (and you'd definitely want to use something like Photobucket for that), although a shot of you in the finished film would help clinch it, as an actor might have been on set and got paid, but their footage ended up on the editing room floor. However, that might be tricky to manage with something that has just been released and so they might cut you some slack on that one (where they might not if there was a home media release, especially as there would be more... dubious sources, for research purposes only, of course).
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okie dokie, I will get the pay slips and it's funny, I am in multiple shots, more than any other extras, in one it's Duhamel, Hough and me and in another it's Duhamel, Red, who in real life was Elvis Presley's lifelong best friend and bodyguard and me facing the camera. How can one get a shot off the movie?
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Yes if you can get a shot of yourself with other characters that'd be handy.

How to get a shot?

I suppose you could always ask the production company, although they might be a little busy (then again helping extras getting listed has to help them get in bodies for the presumably small amounts they pay). However, I see it is out on DVD and even on Amazon Instants:
http://www.amazon.com/Safe-Haven/dp/B...

You can get a screenshot by hitting the Prnt Scrn button in Windows and pasting it into a graphics package (in Windows you will have Paint for example), just save it off from there.
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Emperor, the method you describe, I would have to have the dvd playing on my laptop or can it be grabbed from a streaming one? I am pretty sure this is far above my capability. Is there any way, just wishing, that someone you know could do this for me. I know the exact times that I appear.
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I'm on the other side of The Pond, so can't really advise on Amazon Instants (we get LoveFilm over here but I don't think I've tried that, and the film isn't out here yet). However, one quick and dirty way of getting a screenshot is to use a digital camera to photograph a screen.

Perhaps your best bet is to post a message on the film's message board asking (nicely ;) ) if anyone can help you with a few screenshots. We aren't in any rush (which is lucky as IMDB works slowly), so you can assemble all the bits as they become available. If no one has obliged we can always examine other avenues (it is out here in a month or so).
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where can I find the film's message board as you advised? I will continue looking for the pay/day sheets as well.
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The message board is at the bottom of the film's main page:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1702439/b...
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Ok I posted a request for a screen shot on that board. Can you look at it and let me know if it is ok?
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Yep that is fine.
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Thanks, I will keep looking for the papers and hopefully someone will help on the screen shot. I will write again in a few days when I have found the papers
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Good stuff.