Was in the film and in film credits but not listed as part of the cast on IMDB. How can I get listed for my role in the IMDB site?

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I was in a film and just rented it to see it. I was indeed in the movie and am listed in the credits at the end of the film, but not listed in the credits on the imdb site. How can I get listed on the imdb site for that film?
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If you click 'Edit' next to the cast on the film's page, you can add your name to the cast along with the character name from the credits. You should preferably also count how far down in the cast list your name appears and add that number in the order field.

After you submit the credit it has to be processed by IMDb's editors. If you still have the film, it will help if you can get an image of your credit in the film (such as a screen grab from your computer) and submit it as evidence as described here:

http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?ad...
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And if you don't still have it, let us know and it might be someone can track it down. If you have the screenshot of the credits and send it in suing data verification then you are pretty much guaranteed to get the credit included. If you paste the reference number in here staff can look the submission over to check that everything is formatted right, if so, all you'd need to do is wait.
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Thanks for your reply! I returned it to Redbox, so I cannot get a green shot unless I rent it again. The film was "Shadow People", directed Matt Arnold. I was listed in the credits as myself, Elena Michaels. I was in the film as an expert (me, as I am also a PhD psychotherapist and naturopathic doctor), playing myself and filmed talking about the phenomenon of "Shadow People" in the movie. So now what?
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You can still try to add your credit on the film's page, even if you have to do it without the order number or without the screenshot. If IMDb doesn't accept your submission, you can submit evidence later.
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Hi Peter,
Thank you so much! I did find the "evidence" and just submitted it to IMDB.
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OK here you go:

http://i39.tinypic.com/eq6v74.png

Once your credit is added use this form to send in the screenshot:

http://www.imdb.com/helpdesk/data_ver...

Looks interesting (I've always found the stories of shadow people chilling), so might give that a spin.
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Thank you so much, Emperor!

I missed this email from you, but in the meantime, found the film online at solarmovie, took pics with my Iphone and submitted the link for the film as my second and third URLs as "evidence". I submitted the url you sent me with the screen shot. How ever did you find that? ;-)

So now I guess I just wait, huh? Will IMDB notify me when the credit is listed there, or what?

Thank you so much.

Elena Michaels

aka Dr. Elena Michaels
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Thank you so much, Emperor!

I missed this email from you, but in the meantime, found the film online at solarmovie, took pics with my Iphone and submitted the link for the film as my second and third URLs as "evidence". I submitted the url you sent me with the screen shot. How ever did you find that? ;-)

So now I guess I just wait, huh? Will IMDB notify me when the credit is listed there, or what?

If you see the film at the solarmovie site, my section is at 36:39. It's a pretty interesting film.

Thank you so much.

Elena Michaels

aka Dr. Elena Michaels
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How ever did you find that?


Just Googled it. Took me less than a minute.

I still haven't watched it but I'll keep an eye out.

So now I guess I just wait, huh?


Pretty much - as you are on the credits and you can demonstrate it, then there is no reason why it shouldn't be accepted.

I would paste the reference number in here so staff can check it just to make sure it is formatted OK, just in case...

Will IMDB notify me when the credit is listed there, or what?


Nope. Check back in a month and it should be there.
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BTW, Emperor...do you work for or with IMDB?
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I'm just an ordinary user like you, so I pretty much work for you (and everyone else). The bonus of that is I can always speak my mind without fear I'll annoy the bosses, if there is something I don't like (although, to be honest the boss seems a very reasonable chap, so I am unsure he;d mind anyway - he is even on here somewhere).