We try to be as complete, comprehensive and accurate as possible, and information in the database is
continuously updated - occasional mistakes may occur.
If you've spotted an error or missing information
in a filmography or title page, the fastest and most efficient way to fix it is to submit a correction
directly through our site.
This article provides guidance for how to submit corrections to existing credits.
Our aim is to be the most complete and reliable source of movie, TV, and entertainment information on the
web - in order to achieve this, we can only accept submissions which are accurate.
you can find more information about our Credit guidelines in either the Cast/Acting Guidelines or under the appropriate Crew member support article.
If you're certain a credit listed on the site needs updating, please follow the steps below to submit
your request to the IMDb data team.
Head over to the title or name page
where the credit is listed, depending on what you're looking to correct you may need to choose a
particular starting location.
For example, if you submit a correction via a name page you'll be able to
- Title/production associated with the person
- Order number
But when submitting a correction via a title page you'll be able to update
- Name/person associated with the title
Once you're at the right page, scroll to the bottom and click .
On the Contribution list, find the role the credit is currently associated
under and using the drop-down - select 'Correct / Delete' followed by at the bottom of the page.
Next to the name you want to update, use the drop-down and select
'Correct' followed by .
From here, you can make the change to correct the information.
Changing character name and adding order number:
Changing the person associated with the credit:
(This particular change
only be submitted from the title page.)
Once you've made your updates, scroll to the bottom of the page and
If there are problems with the correction, they'll appear in red or yellow
on the page along with a short sentence explaining the problem that needs fixing.
Make the corrections and re-click
Sometimes it may be helpful to include supporting evidence with your request, this will help our data
editing team verify the request for you.
You can do so by ticking the box to Provide an explanation in the contribution form.
More information on how to do this is available in our additional
credit evidence article.
Tracking your submission
After submitting your request, it should take between 12 - 48
You can track your request from your contribution
current status and estimated completion time.
Frequently Asked Questions
It's been ages but my update
IMDb, what's happened?
To check the status of your request, you can track your request and it
the request has been rejected, along with a guidance of what to do
the request for it to be approved in the future.
If your submission is still pending, please be patient and check back
to see the status of the request.
Remember that your request should adhere to the policies in this
include enough evidence to help our editing team verify that the
production or released.
I can't see how to change the role
performed on a Crew credit
It's not possible to use the Credit correction function to
change the crew role performed (e.g. changing department
"additional crew" to "assistant director").
To do this, you need to submit a delete for the credit, and then
re-submit a new credit in the correct department. When submitting
deletion for the wrong department, make sure to use the explaination
field to tell our editors what your intentions are as this will help
reviewing the request.
The credit is wrong and shouldn't
on the page
If the credit is wrong, and should be removed from the name or title
- you can submit a deletion via the same interface, simply choose
'delete instead of 'correct'.
However, please be aware our aim is to be the most complete and
source of movie, TV, and entertainment information on the web. In
to continue offering our users an accurate and trustworthy service,
is our policy not to alter or delete any kind of correct/factual
information from our records.
If we believe the information we have listed is accurate &
then we'll be unable to approve any deletion request.
How do I bulk update a person
associated with some credits?
If all credits need to be moved
Should all the credits on a page relate to somebody else already
on IMDb, you can merge these pages
If a large number of credits (but not all) need to be changed
To move a large number of credits, please do the following:
- Navigate to the name page where you're moving the credits
- Scroll to the bottom and select
- Next to the role the credits are found under, select
/ Delete followed
- At the top of the page, select Correct
- At the bottom of the page, select 'Show name?
- Followed by Check these updates
- Next to the credits which shouldn't be changed,
these back to Keep
- Click Re-check these updates
- You can now change the names per the guidelines above.