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Links to external sites for Names

Updated 1-December-2021

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  • Submission guidelines

    Thank you for keeping IMDb up to date. This section is for links relating to a person - official sites, articles, video and sound clips, links to image galleries.

    Here are the key guidelines:

  • To help site visitors, give the site's name and a meaningful, short description.
  • Please avoid using ALL UPPER CASE, it is difficult to read.
  • If the site's language is not English, include the language in brackets.
  • Link to pages specific to a person rather than homepages (unless the entire site is about a person).
  • Descriptions should be in the third person (i.e. not "my website"). Please avoid opinion.
  • Links not eligible for listing: Adult content sites without adult warning, sites with nudity, merchandising sites, password-protected sites (including friends-only access social media sites), sites containing machine-generated biographies or profiles which cannot be verified.

  • I want to submit a link to...

      ...the person's official website

      ...the person's official Facebook / Twitter / Blog page

      ...a video related to the person - full movies, short films, clip sites, interviews etc. or other images related to the person

      ...sound clips related to the person interview with the person

      ...a review of a movie/show starring this person

      ...newspaper, magazine or other online articles relating to the person

      ...a general fan site


    Official sites

    • Description format & examples:

      Official Site or Official Site [CountryCode] (only give the code for non-English sites)
      Official Blog
      Official Fan Site
      Company Site Name (i.e. Pixar Animation Studios)
      Facebook (for personal Facebook accounts)
      Facebook Fan Page (for public "Like" pages)
      YouTube channel (for channels)

    • Note: Official sites, including official Fan Sites, are sites managed by the person or their official agent/representative (otherwise they are Miscellaneous Links).
    • We do not allow prurient content as external links, this includes profiles from Only fans.

    Video Clips

    • Description format & examples:
      Website Name - Description (language - if not English) (date if given)


      YouTube - Interview for "The Dark Knight" (2008)
      Vimeo - Demo Reel
      BestMovies - Clip collection from movies (Italian) - "One with the Freaks" video
      Variety - "Brokeback Mountain" interview (2005)

    Images / Photos

    • Description format & examples for providing links:
      Website Name/Source - Image description (date if given)


  - The Godfather III still 
      Getty Images - Red Carpet photos from Total Recall premiere (2012) - Photo Gallery
      • Please know that IMDb & IMDbPro will only display links that you provide for this section. Our editors are unable to upload photos on your behalf. Please click on this link to find out how to upload a person's photo or headshot. If you wish to upload posters and stills, please click on this FAQ link.
      • Please link to image gallery pages, not single images. We may limit the number of single image links for a person at our discretion.
      • Link directly to the source site, not to search result pages.

    Websites featuring sound clips

    • This is for a link to an audio clip (for example .au, .wav, .mp3) or a dedicated audio clip page/site.
    • Description format & examples:
      Website Name - description (language - if not English)

      Examples: - MP3 gallery - Personal quotes
      BBC - Radio interview (2011) - Fresh Air interview

    Miscellaneous Links

    • This is for anything not covered by the other categories, i.e:
      1. interviews
        news articles
        entries on other databases (i.e. Wikipedia)
        making-of articles
        fan sites etc.

    • Movie reviews & movie trailers:
      1. These belong in the title's links section

    • Description format & examples:
      Website Name - description [author if given] (language - if not English)(date if given) 


      Variety - article: "Can Jones repeat their debut success?" (12 February 2009)
      Le Monde - article: "Le box office en 2010" (French)(11 August 2009)
      Film Intuition - "Hurt Locker" interview [Jen Johans] (7 July 2009)
      ActorsAccess profile
      Fan Site (Chinese)

    • Write dates in the format Day Month Year, i.e. 5 November 1995

    Tracking your contribution

    You can now track the status of your Name Links submission and if it has not been approved, we'll tell you the reason why.

    If you are using the mobile apps, mobile website or desktop website you can access this feature via the 'Track your contribution' button, which has been added to the submission email receipt. Additionally, if you are using the desktop website, you can also use the 'Track Contribution' button now found in your contribution history page.

    Clicking this button will take you to IMDb Contributor, our new contribution specific site where you will be shown the status of your request.

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