Copper on IMDb, & IMDb tips

I am pleased to announce that Copper has an IMDb page. You can view it here.

How to get an IMDb page
The Internet Movie Database owns Withoutabox. Most Film Festivals internationally use Withoutabox for their submissions. You enter all of the details of your film once, and use that to submit to Festivals.
Some festivals (quite a few) are IMDb qualifying. That means that you get an IMDb page if you’re considered. If you get accepted and screened, your film’s IMDb page is updated accordingly.
Not only that, but your cast and crew get pages as well.
As you work on more films, your IMDb page will grow.

Why should I get one?
You’re a producer. Your cast and crew worked on your project, possibly for free. It’s the very least that you can do for them. I don’t know about you, but I was jumping up and down when I got mine. A profile on the largest movie database in the world? Yes, please. My first port of call when I want to know anything about any film, actor, filmmaker? Yes!
It’s the same for your cast and crew.

What are the benefits of having an IMDb page?
Other than the kudos (you get to show off to your friends), it serves as an international record of the films you’ve worked on. This is especially important if you move overseas or work on an international production. Quite a few job postings I’ve seen here will ask for crew with a minimum 5 IMDb credits. Producers will look online to see what experience prospective crew have. (All the more reason to have a strong online presence)

I have an IMDb page. Now what?
Okay, if you’re a Producer, check all of the links for all of your cast and crew. IMDb sometimes link your cast/crew to a current profile, rather than setting up a new one. Provided you’re logged in (you may have to register), you can request changes. Try and get all the changes requested at once, rather than going back and forth.

If the error is on your page, I’m not sure if you can request changes. You must be able to. You can say if you are someone’s agent, so surely? I haven’t looked into it to be honest.

You can add photos to your pages. For a film, you can add a poster. You can add a photo to your personal profile, add links to your website, and additional info. There is a cost involved for every photo. I’d recommend it if you’re an actor: definitely put your headshot on there. Otherwise, really consider the cost.

So, now I’m going to do more work on the Withoutabox submissions for A Party For Me and The Lake so our wonderful cast and crew get IMDb credits. Because it’s the least we can do.

Published by phetheringtonnz

Film Producer, Director, Lecturer. From NZ based in London.

9 replies on “Copper on IMDb, & IMDb tips”

  1. With havin so much written content do you ever run into any
    issues of plagorism or copyright violation?
    My blog has a lot of unique content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my permission. Do you know any solutions to help stop content from being stolen? I’d really appreciate it.

    1. Hi. I suppose the way to look at it is anything you put online is there for the world to see. If you’re putting something on your blog, then people are going to (or may) quote it. It could be that they plagiarize your content. But that is the risk you run. If your content is unique and interesting, then people will remember where they first saw it.
      Just to say, I really don’t mind if people copy this post. I’ve put it up there specifically to share my experiences. I’m totally happy for people to quote it, add to it, respond to it, link to it, not link to it. Whichever.
      Does that help?

  2. hey its aaron here, (dop). It turns out some stunt guy/actor shares my name, so the link goes to his page lol. I’m just trying to think how i can get my own separate page.

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