Datebase continues to ask for Misc link even when left blank - there are none, Thinking I needed to put in something I put in the website for the TV station: Vermont PBS, also rejected
The shows was broadcast in 1969-1970, before the internet.
Also when asked why not listed I put in an explanation but also rejected
The Art of Luigi Lucioni - Contribution #160317-232533-455000
The First Step - Contribution #160319-202444-282000
I have video tape of both shows and the awards that they won, in case someone doubts their existence
How do I resolve this.
John Simpson - son of Garry Simpson the writer and director of these shows (who already has an IMDB page, all the way back to 1947, the old credits were with NBC so it appears NBC posted them)
Can you please post screen shots here of your data submissions, from the top of the page to the bottom, so that the contributors here can look at what you are entering and try to figure out what might have gone wrong?
On the other hand, in the Major Credits section, it says "3 items required", and currently none are listed. You would normally need to provide at least 3 credits in any combination of cast members, writers, producers, composers, cinematographers, and editors. In other words, 3 cast members would be enough -- or 3 producers would be enough -- or a writer, a composer, and an editor -- or any other combination from among these occupations.
Since you have a videotape of this program, you should be able to provide enough credits to get the title submitted.
There might be other missing data in the parts of the page that aren't shown here, but this is all I can advise you about based on the screen shots that have been posted.
I hope this helps. Good luck!
a chain link (link)
a camera (upload a photo)
a movie camera (upload a video)
quote marks (quotation)
pre (preformatted text)
But if that's not what you're getting, I recommend uploading your screen shot(s) to a free image hosting site like http://tinypic.com/, and then posting the links to the screen shots here.
Explanation for missing information: Normally if at all possible, you would want to avoid submitting anything in the explanation for missing information. Doing so suggests to IMDb that your title does not qualify the "regular" way and needs an exception to be made to qualify for listing.
In this case, you have a particularly useful piece of information there that should be submitted elsewhere in the form; you stated that the program was narrated by "Lorne Green". Assuming that this refers to the Lorne Greene of "Bonanza" and "Battlestar Galactica" fame, his name is misspelled, and he should be listed as a Cast member instead, in the role of Narrator (with a (voice) attribute). Greene is famous enough that his involvement would give your program a slightly higher priority for being reviewed by the IMDb staff, if it was listed under the Cast section. (And even if this was some other Lorne Green, he should still be listed in the Cast section.)
I am not sure what "Academy of TV Arts and Sciences Award" you are referring to this program winning. Isn't the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences the organization that gives the Emmy Awards? In any event, there should probably be a category associated with such an award to identify it more specifically. But I think that can be left out for now.
Miscellaneous links: I've found a few good Miscellaneous Links which can help support this title. I mention them at this point because they are relevant to some of the items I mention below.
http://www.worldcat.org/title/first-step/oclc/668111702 - Worldcat - listing
https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9QdHAAAAIBAJ&sjid=u-kMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3621%2C888843 -- Schnectady Gazette - article (1/4/69)
http://www.loc.gov/folklife/civilrights/survey/view_collection.php?coll_id=1761 - Library of Congress - description
Release date: I've found an earlier release date for this title -- 7 January 1969 (mentioned in the Schnectady Gazette article), to be used instead of the 11 November 1969 date. However, I would recommend using the attribute (limited) for that date, because I wouldn't expect the program to have aired nationally on that date.
Production information: I would recommend omitting the Official Site you provided, http://www.vpt.org, altogether. An Official Site should link directly to a page about the title being submitted. In this case, there appears to be nothing on any page of the Vermont Public Television web site about this program (given that it aired 47 years ago).
I have seen at least once before a title get accepted after the submitter removed an Official Site from her submission that wasn't helping because it didn't contain information about her film. (See https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/title_not_accepted_as_not_enough_links_but_it_pre_dates_link... and http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3676944/.) I would describe that as a kind of "addition by subtraction".
As to the Distributor, Vermont Public Television should not be listed in that function. The distributor should probably be Eastern Educational Network [us] instead (as mentioned in the Schnectady Gazette article).
Major credits: As mentioned above, please add the narrator to the cast.
Filming locations: The location of "Vermont, USA" is enough here. Adding (Vermont) as an attribute doesn't provide any additional information. (If omitting the attribute gives you a warning asking you to provide an attribute, check the box to ignore that warning.)
I think that, with these changes, it is likely that you will be able to get this title accepted into the database.
the 3 links are for the same show and yes it is Greene (oops spelling) of Bonanza fame. National Academy TV Arts Science does do the Emmy's but it appears to have another category "Television Academy Award", which is what this show one. Another show "The 14th Star about the history of Vermont did win an Emmy. If you look at my Dad's page the photo of him is with that Emmy. THANK YOU!