Wrong person credited?

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My young son starred in a movie that is to be released later this year.  When I have looked at the cast, his name is correct, but it has linked to an adult with the same name and given him the credit.

I THINK that I read that children can only have a profile if they are over 13?  Is that correct??


Can anybody tell me how I can get the listing changed? 


Thank you in advance!

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The age part is not true. You need to be 13 to create a User Account to use features of IMDb but that has nothing to do with being someone credited on a Title and being listed on IMDb.

In short, you'd go to the title that lists the wrong person, click "edit page" and fill in the form to change it to his name, as it appears in IMDb (assuming he's already listed) or how it will appeared on screen which will become how he's listed (look carefully, first, to see if a new listing of same name will add a Roman numeral, so, "Smith, Joe (IX)," etc.).

If you post specifics, more specific instruction can be added.
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Thank you Bluesman for taking the time to answer my post.  My son doesn't have a listing - can you help me do this?  He's done a lot of stuff, but this is his first feature film..

Thanks again!

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Sure. What is the film (link to page? Title?)?


Other than it being the wrong person, is the name correct (and which is he?) and character correct (correct = as will appear on screen)?

Is the role "credited" or "uncredited" and has he had any "credited" work in TV or film?
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Hiya,


His name is Logan Murray and he is 8.  The film is called 'Benny loves you' and he is in the cast as 'Young Jack', but when you click on his name, it comes up as an adult with the same name?!


There is already a 'Logan Murray' and a 'Murray Logan' listed so I think I'll put him as Logan FJ Murray?


He has done a lot of modelling, a TV Commercial and a short film, but this is his first feature film.


Thank you!

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IMDb lists people as they most recently been credited. If you change his name to choose a new name, going forward, and he'll be credited differently, you can also "edit" a name. But changing his name now, if he's not been credited that way, ever, will cause more confusion (and since the other guy got the credit once, being the only option whomever added it, could see, it's likely to get moved back to the other guy's page and for all Logan's next work to end up the same. So, better (and the rule is) to have his page reflect his current working name.

I went to the film's page and clicked "edit page" and edited the name to include (II). So, result will be two Logan's, (I) and (II), which is how IMDb lists same named people.

Submission ID, should we need to circle back, is150108-123900-527000

You mention a short, is it listed in IMDb? Was he credited on screen? If so, he could be added to cast there.
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The short film isn't listed yet as he only filmed his part in December, the director was only starting the editing this month.


I really appreciate all your help, it seems like a minefield to me!! 



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Bluesman, can you help me set up a page for my son??  I can't seem to find the 'how to' for it??


Thank you!

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Diane: I see that IMDb has created a page for Logan Murray (II), http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7039988/, although it doesn't have any actual credits or information on it yet. That is likely to be the page onto which they will be moving your son's credit. I recommend waiting a few more days and seeing if his role for Benny Loves You does get listed on that page.
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Gromit82 - Thank you so much, I'll wait and see if the credit moves then. I hadn't realised that his page had been listed!

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