My character was changed to uncredited. I was hired as a principal actor and am in the deleted scenes.

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HELLO! I was hired and paid as a principal character and have been receiving residuals for the movie "Just Go With it". The role looks like it was extra work because of the title, but it was not. I do have the call sheets and contracts. My scene is in the deleted scenes of the dvd. 
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Michelle Penick

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Michelle: Does your name appear in the on-screen credits of the film? You would need to have your name there in order to be considered by IMDb as credited rather than uncredited.

If your name appears in the credits, can you provide a screen capture to show your name there?

Also, do you appear in the film as originally released at all (as opposed to the deleted scenes)? If your name appears in the credits but you don't appear in the film as originally released at all, you would need to have an attribute of (scenes deleted) listed with your credit on IMDb.
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Hi, Michelle:

I know you won't like this answer (don't kill the messenger Preocupado)...

As gromit has pointed out, the removal of (uncredited) depends on whether your name appears in the on-screen credits, and this is not the case...


Having shown that the (uncredited) attribute is correct, there is yet another problem (the "big one")... Regarding elegibility of uncredited appearances to be listed on IMDb, see this paragraph from the guide:
For cast/acting appearances, you must be identifiable and featured on-screen in the final released cut of the film. In other words, it's not enough to have worked on a production: your scenes must be included in the final cut and it must be possible to easily identify your appearance (i.e. background work as a crowd member or a similar role where it's impossible to recognize the subject are not eligible). If you ended up on the cutting room floor, you are not eligible to be listed.
Therefore, not only your name won't be considered as credited, but, unfortunately, someone might request your acting credit in this film to be permanently deleted. Sorry.
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I had a similar situation in two features where I was a principal actor but was uncredited.  Like you, I still receive residuals.  I think that IMDb should create a new category "Uncredited but Principal Actor" This would solve the problem of principal actors who are uncredited yet still receive residuals. I agree that it looks like we did work as background when such was clearly not the case.