Our web-based submission forms let you submit all kinds of changes to your filmography and biographical information. The following Questions and Answers address the most frequent issues people have when they need to correct their own credit information:Some of the credits you list in my filmography are wrong. How do I delete them?
You need to submit a deletion request through our web-based addition form. See our guide for more details on how to use our web-based form to add/change credits. Simply choose the Correct/Delete option next to any category of credit you wish to correct and you will get a form that will let you perform corrections on your existing filmography data. You should always include an explanatory comment together with any correction/deletion, detailing the reason for your request (i.e. exactly what's wrong with the credits and how can we correct them).
If you cannot delete the information using the web forms, please contact our help desk and provide a detailed explanation of the changes you require.
Sometimes, especially when two or more people have similar or identical names, correct credits can be associated to the wrong person. If this is the case, please identify all the credits that belong to you so that we may move the incorrect ones to the other person(s).
Make sure you identify all the credits by their title, not their number/position on your filmography page (numbers are often subject to change due to internal reordering).
Simply send us the correction, listing all the credits/names and specifying which name is the valid one (i.e. who should all they be credited to).
If you've been credited under more than one name during your career, please list all your stage names and name variations so that we may merge all the credits and correctly attribute them to a single person.
Many people attempt to delete data for the wrong reasons. For example they may misunderstand how we list years in film titles (we always show the year of release, not of production) and assume that the title is incorrect; or they may attempting to delete an entry because they meant to resubmit a corrected one but the latter may have not reached us. To avoid data loss we we do not take deletion requests lightly and perform them only when some explanation is provided (the web interface will explicitly request the submitter for details on the deletion). Please resubmit your deletion request with more explanatory information to ensure it is correctly handled.
Also please allow sufficient time for any applicable changes to be performed. See this page for more details about our data processing times.
The IMDb always lists the year of release in titles (or, in case of TV series, the year the series began airing). There are several TV-series which have been running for many years, for example "As the World Turns" started in 1956 and "The Doctors" in 1963. Several actors and actresses began their careers by appearing in series such as these, for example, Meg Ryan played Betsy Montgomery in "As the World Turns".
Lists of movies (filmographies) are usually sorted into chronological order, the year used being the year that the movie was released, or in the case of long running TV-series, the year it was first broadcast. This means that you can sometimes get information indicating a particular performer appeared in a TV-series before they were even born. In our example, Meg Ryan was born in 1961, but her filmography indicates she appeared in "As the World Turns" in 1956!
To reduce confusion, we try use the character name to indicate the range of years the people appeared in the show. In our example Ryan's appearance was from 1982 to 1984 so her character name becomes "Betsy Montgomery (1982-1984)".
Please verify that your credit for the series has a year in the character or attribute field. If it's not already there, you may submit a correction to add the year information.
If you need to change something in your credits and the above doesn't cover your specific situation, please contact our help desk and give us all the details and we'll do our best to help you.