Name correction IMDB Title

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Hello,

My producer partners and I have repeatedly submitted a Title Correction from our project's page, but the change isn't completed. 

We'd like to change Deadly Retreat (2016) to Sorry I Killed You (2020). I have first submitted a request just with the title switch without year. Then I submitted a request to edit the release date separately, but neither are changing. 

Please assist. Thank you!

Matt
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Hi Matt,

Thanks for reaching out. Please note that we preserve the original onscreen release title text. In this case, there's a 2016 release date attached to your title. Your new title text has been added already and you can find it under details "also known as". 
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Hi Elizabeth,

We haven't released or screened the project to the public, we anticipate us doing so in 2020. Knowing this, can you change the title and release date?

Thank you,

Matt
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Hi Matt, thanks for clarifying! You'll want to submit a delete request for that 2016 date (please include any additional supporting information in your submission for our editors to review). You can find how to do this through our step by step instructions on the help site.  Once that's done, you'll be able to submit a request for the title text change. 
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Thank you for the guidance. I submitted a delete request for that date on Tuesday (Contribution #191023-045454-822000). However, the date hasn't been removed. 
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Thanks Matt, you made this submission yesterday and it hasn't had time to be processed yet. All updates submitted to IMDb are not immediately available online but must first be checked and processed by our staff. The time it takes us to do this can vary.

For more details about our processing times and how to Track Contributions without having to contact IMDb, check here; and here for volume of items pending processing by data type.
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Ok thanks Elizabeth, I still don't see it updated. How long does it typically take for this type of request? 
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Hi Matt, you can check the status of your submission by clicking on the link I provided above for volume of items pending by data type. Cheers. 
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Hi Elizabeth,

Was the new title rejected? I see that the processing time has surpassed when I submitted the title change request. Please let me know how we can change the title.

Thank you,
Matt
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Hi Matt, the 2016 release date is still attached to your title, did you follow up on the track contribution button? we recommend you reach out to us via our message system regarding any declined submissions. 
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Hi Elizabeth, 

Yes, the revision of the release dates seem to have been rejected. I don't understand why as it wasn't screened to the public in 2016, that was just the estimated release date. This is what I just submitted to the message system:

Please include the following information (where possible):
Title URL:  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3442126/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_2
Submission reference(s):  #191023-045341-217000

Explanation of the problem: Hello, I'm trying to update the title of Deadly Retreat (2016) to Sorry I Killed You (2020). We are about to finalize a distribution deal under the new name and will be released for public viewing in 2020. The film hasn't been shown to the public yet, so the 2016 date is incorrect. I've tried to delete the release dates on another request, but they have been rejected. Also the name hasn't been changed. I see Sorry I Killed You as been added as other titles, but we need it as the main title. I can send you a private Vimeo link with new title if you'd like to verify. Please let me know how we can get this updated. Thank you!
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Thanks Matt, the changes should be live on the site for you now!
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Thank you Elizabeth! How can I change the release date to 2020 now? 
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It shows 2020 as the only release date now. However, we want the title to read Sorry I Killed You (2020). Thank you

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3442126/releaseinfo?ref_=tt_dt_dt
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Hi Matt, that's already what's reflecting on the site, can you be more specific regarding what you're looking for? 
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It was corrected right after I posted this. Thank you!