I have an account, but someone is having trouble adding me to their production. Where do I start to resolve this?

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My name is PK, I am an IMDb member, listed as PK, and a producer is trying to add me to a production but cannot find me.  Where do I start to get this resolved?  My profile page has me listed as:

pk-606-91927


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The name you posted is a User ID.  It has no connection to any page of the database.  It's used, simply, for you to log in and use features of the site.  Post on message boards, write reviews, make lists of films, even to submit data to be added to the database.

If you go to your profile, you should see, in the URL, the word "user."  If you go to a Name Page, like Drew Barrymore's www.imdb.com/name/nm0000106/ you'll notice it says in the address, "name."  This is a name page, meant to list her credits, display her bio, etc.

User accounts don't host filmography and other data.  They are not searchable.  If adding a credit to the title, if you don't have a name page, look up your name first and see if there is anyone with that same name.  If not, the producer should add you as your name appears in the on screen credits.  A name page will be created and the credit will be added. If you do have a page, he/she needs to enter it, last name first, just as it appears on your page (then, if credited on screen differently he/she should add an attribute of "(as First-name-on-screen Last-name-on-screen)"

I hope that helps.

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PK: First of all, I need to distinguish between an IMDb name page and an IMDb user page. The name page would have a URL that begins with http://www.imdb.com/name/nm... and would be for listing the films/television shows you worked on. The user page would have a URL that begins with http://www.imdb.com/user/ur... and would be for listing your activity as a user of the database.

For example, Marilyn Monroe has an IMDb name page, but not an IMDb user page because there was no internet, much less an IMDb, during her lifetime. By contrast, I (gromit82) have an IMDb user page because I am a registered user who participates on the message boards and submits data, but I don't have a name page because I haven't been in any films or television shows.

"pk-606-91927" sounds like it would be your IMDb username, which would not necessarily have anything to do with the name under which you work on movies. (If I was in a movie, I wouldn't be billed as "gromit82" -- I'd probably use my real name, or at least something that sounded like a person's name.)

On the other hand, there is someone in the database who has "Pk" as the name under which they are credited: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3027531/. If that is you, then you can tell the producer to list you in IMDb as Pk (III). (I don't know what happened to the first and second people by that name.) If that isn't you, then you will need to find your own Imdb name page, if you have one, and see how you are listed there.

Finally, I should note that IMDb has a great deal of difficulty listing names that end with a capital letter when listed last name first. There are a few people like that, such as Callan, K and Pounder, CCH and Ice-T, but usually someone credited as "PK" would have to be listed in IMDb as Pk or P.K. or something like that in order to get around the blocks on names that end with a capital letter.

I hope this helps. Good luck!
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That makes sense!  Thanks so much, guys
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You're very welcome!