I worked on a film but did not receive a screen credit. Can I be listed in the database?The decision to display uncredited/unbilled credits is made on a case-by-case basis and there are several factors that may influence our choice.
- Older films had very sparse credits: many cast and crew members did not get on-screen billing. These days, end titles are much more comprehensive and most people who contribute eligible work receive a credit. The more recent the film (and/or extensive the credits), the less of a chance that we will list uncredited work for it. The onscreen credits of Closer (2004) only include 6 cast members, while Stuck on You (2003) credits 383 actors: clearly we'd be more inclined to believe that someone who appeared in the former has been left out of the credited cast, rather than accept an uncredited appearance in the latter (because Stuck on You (2003) already credits almost every appearance by every performer, no matter how small or brief, while Closer (2004) only gives credit to the major stars).
For this reason, uncredited appearances on a film produced in the last 15-20 years are rarely listed. unless they are cameo appearances by established performers with an extensive pre-existing filmography.
not eligible). If you ended up on the cutting room floor, you are not eligible to be listed. We may ask you to supply evidence of this, so you should be prepared to provide photos/stills/screen grabs to verify that you are featured in the film.
Please go here for help on how to submit your name/credit. And don't forget to include the word uncredited in the attribute field of your submission! Failing to specify that you were uncredited or (for cast credit) adding a non-existent billing order number guarantees that your submission will be automatically discarded.
Some important notes:
- Uncredited work can be removed at any time. We periodically revise and adapt these criteria and reserve the right to retroactively restrict our eligibility rules for uncredited work.
- We do not add additional entries (including uncredited ones) to titles whose cast has already been locked.
- For acting/on-screen appearances you must provide a character name (e.g. "John") or role (e.g. "Jury Member"). Submissions with an empty character field or with descriptions like "lead", "supporting", "featured", "background", "extra" or "bit-part" will automatically be discarded.
- Existing listings should not be taken as an indication that similar entries are automatically eligible. Pre-existing ineligible entries may have been grandfathered into the database before we changed our rules, or may be eligible for other reasons that are not immediately apparent to you. Please do not assume that the presence of a similar credit automatically implies that your entry should and will be accepted.
- Please also keep in mind that on new and/or yet-unreleased pictures all credits we list are not final and are subject to change, especially until we can check them against an actual film print. It's fairly common, for example, for bit roles to be removed from our listing when final credits become available to us, or when/if the scene featuring that person has ended up on the cutting room floor.
- Uncredited submissions require more work than other types of credits. Therefore, these credits may take longer to appear on the site than what is normally described in our processing times schedule.
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