Removing credits.

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Hello. I would like to delete the credits for my name, Sally Solomita. I was not involved with Playboy Video calendar and as I am looking for work with the government, this will prevent me from getting a job. What kind of proof do you need that I was not the chyron operator for those videos?
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Nikolay Yeriomin (Mykola Yeromin), Champion

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Hello, Sally. 

If the credits are legit they won't be removed. I know that Sally Solomita seems like a rather uncommon name, but it is entirely possible to have a full namesake. Which might come here reasonably concerned why her credits were removed. 
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I understand that legitimate credits cannot be removed.

I did work for the company that edited & put credits on these shows. It was called Complete Post, Inc. and they were a popular company with a lot of networks and handled many famous shows (Friends for example). They are no longer in business, as many of those types of companies lost work after digital became the norm. I worked in Scheduling and only joined the graphics department for a year at the end of my time there. With all Playboy Videos, the credits are mostly fabricated names, with the exception of the Executive producers and a few others. It seems someone put my name in the credits maliciously (possibly when I was out on maternity leave), and it possibly reappeared when Playboy did a Special - like the video calendar.  There were several people that worked in graphics department, including freelancers.  Probably someone cut and pasted it. I left that company to work at Modern Video Film in 1994, and in early 1995 started at Fox Sports.  I have managed to locate the person who was the Graphics Supervisor at that time and was a long-time employee at Complete. She is able to verify that I did NOT work on Playboy Videos in any capacity. I trust you will have some compassion in this somewhat sensitive matter. And for the record, I'm pretty sure there are no other Sally Solomitas in California. Thank you so much.
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Nikolay Yeriomin (Mykola Yeromin), Champion

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I am deeply sorry for that situation, Sally, as it seems like some in-joke gone wrong. 

As for other Sally Solomitas - for the record as well, you may never be sure. I was un-merging one name in two once, because american independent filmmaker had the same exact uncommon name as Japanese video game developer and, to be fair, the name seemed rare for the standars of both countries. 
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Ms. Solomita,

This appears to be IMDb's filmography name page for you:
www.imdb.com/name/nm2459172/

Following up with what Nikolay Yeriomin wrote: IMDb uses the on screen credits as their primary source for their data. If you can provide IMDb staff with screen credits for the videos shown, you can demonstrate you are not credited. Unfortunately, if you do receive on screen credit in these videos (even if the credits are inaccurate) IMDb will not remove the credits on their filmography for you.

If there is a limited number of screen captures, you can post them in this thread. Otherwise, you can use a file sharing application, such as drop box, and share link here.

Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/

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Well Dan, 

So it appears that what you are saying is that my name appears in the credits and that is your proof that I worked on them. Credits are created by a Chyron operator, they are not a legal document.

The whole point is that I DID NOT  on those shows regardless of my name appearing in the credits.
I can provide a signed and witnessed letter from the Graphics Head backing up what I said in my last email.

Would you please remove my account from your database. Thank you.
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Sally,

I am not an IMDb staff member, simply a long time user of IMDb.

I am simply stating IMDb's official position regarding credits.
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Hello, again, Sally. 

Adding to what Dan said: firstly, it's not your account, it's a page listing your credits. Maybe they are not factual and were added with malicious intent. That happens, unfortunately. Not often, though. 

And secondly: credits could be considered a legal document, if you think about it: most of the people are credited for a reason and the reason is usually contract, which is a legal document. That what makes joke credits, which happens from time to time, quite bold and brave. Sometimes, also quite cruel.

We have a lot of people complaining about their credits being on IMDb, because it hurts their resume. It is understandable situation, but from a perspective of a man who values filmmaking a lot that often seems very sad. It's like being involved in film industry or having some credits seems something very subpar for people and with case like that, when rather questionable erotic content is involved it is at least understandable, but sometimes people are treating legit A-list film productions that way. Of course, it is a hard situation to change, but people who are hiring should have more respect for filmmaking, because not only it is as much job as anything, more often then not it is much more.   

Also, just to clarify, I am also not an official representative so, please, wait for IMDb staff's verdict on the situation. 
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Hi Sally,

Thanks for your post.

As mentioned by the Nikolay and Dan, it's our policy not to remove factual information from the website.

However, I've spent some time investigating the credit and have been unable to see your name listed in teh credits - as a result, I've removed the name page. Please allow up to 24 hours for this to reflect on all platforms.

Have a nice day.

Joel
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Will give the benefit of the doubt to you on this.
Read my reply above.
Thanks
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