Filmography Credits

Eligible Credits

Though we try to be as comprehensive as possible when it comes to filmographies, IMDb pages will only include information that fits with our current listing criteria.

Eligible titles

IMDb is centered around titles. This means that we can only add your credits to existing titles (by 'existing' we mean that the title needs to be already present in IMDb; we do list titles of films that haven't been released or completed filming yet, though there are some restrictions on those).

Therefore if you wish to add a credit to your filmography for a title that we do not list at present, you need to submit an addition for the new title first.

The details of the format of titles, the eligibility rules and the option to actually create the new title are included in our new titles guide.

Please read this guide very carefully and pay special attention to the eligibility criteria. Additionally, note that we require a minimum amount of information on a new title in order to verify it. Adding a 'bare' title (i.e. a title with no other information or credit) won't work: we need enough details to verify that title does indeed exist and is valid.

IMDb retains the right to reject any work whose eligibility according to the rules is dubious or/and not verifiable. This may include works which are in their very first development stages. They may be rejected at that stage but accepted later on when they are actually finished and released.

Eligible Credits

IMDb currently lists credits for these categories of titles:

  • Films (feature and short)
  • TV movies (also known as MOWs, short for "Movie of the Week")
  • TV specials
  • TV series, including guest appearances
  • Major-market broadcast TV shows
  • Live-action videogames (i.e. those that feature filmed sections)
  • Music videos (should be submitted as a 'Video' in the format: Band name: Song title i.e. 'Pharrell Williams: Happy'. The submission should also include the Genres 'Music' and 'Short'.)

We do not generally list in the main filmography:

  • Industrial films
  • Cable access TV
  • Live theater

Many other categories, such as stage, books and audio recordings, may fall under our "Other Works" biography section. Some common acting categories such as "Special Skills" may fall into the "Trivia" section of a biography.

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