Two entries for my name; two entries for one of my films

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I currently have two separate entries under my name. 

The first:
Lists me as director and writer of two separate entries for the same film.

There should be one entry for this film, whose correct title is actually "Olmsted and America's Urban Parks." I've submitted change requests for these issues.

I should be credited as director, writer, and producer on this film. 

The second:
Lists me as
1. writer and producer of "The Olmsted Legacy: America's Urban Parks" (again, an incorrect title),
2. producer of "The Good Breast." This is correct.

How can I fix this problem?

Thank you,
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Rebecca Messner

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gromit82, Champion

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Rebecca: I understand that you have already submitted the corrections to list "Olmsted and America's Urban Parks" as one film under that title. The following correction pertains only to merging the separate entries for your name.

Go to the page for Rebecca Messner (II) at and click "Edit page".

On the next screen, on the Name Correction or Merge line, select "Add correction". Scroll down and click "Continue".

On the next screen, there will be a blank line on which to enter your corrected name. Enter it as:
Messner, Rebecca (I)

Uncheck the box marked "Preserve previous name on existing credits. i.e. '(as Rebecca Messner)'". It does not apply to this situation.

In the Explanation box, enter something like "I am Rebecca Messner, and all of the credits under both the names Rebecca Messner (I) and (II) are mine. (In some cases the title of the film has not been stated exactly, but I have already submitted corrections for that.) These two name entries need to be merged into a single name entry." Click "Check these updates".

On the next screen, you will get a warning that says, "You are about to merge two separate name pages into one. Are you sure you want to merge this person with Messner, Rebecca (I)? ..." That's exactly what you want, so check the box marked "Warning understood, go ahead anyway." Click "Re-check these updates".

On the next screen, your data should appear with a green background and you should be able to click "Submit these updates". Allow a few days for the correction to be completely processed.

Good luck!