The Internet Movie Database, the web’s largest resource of film and TV information, is revising its policy on whether birth names must be included in talent profiles. The site – which is now a subsidiary of Amazon, and whose professional iteration, IMDb Pro, is widely used as an industry resource – was responding to a June protest by a US coalition of LGBTQ groups. These bodies complained about IMDb’s practice of “dead-naming” – revealing […]
To be clear, IMDB still has a way to go in maintaining the privacy of entertainment professionals. It's good that trans people will be able to remove unvolunteered publication of birth names; but IMDB will keep those for prior credits in parenthesis. See @glaad for full story. https://t.co/01c9JQw09P
— alex schmider (@anderfinn) August 13, 2019
.@IMDb still has a long way to go in maintaining the privacy of all the entertainment industry professionals listed on the site. We'll continue to work with @sagaftra and trans people in Hollywood to advocate that IMDb create policies that respect everyone's privacy and safety.
— GLAAD (@glaad) August 13, 2019
"The process of dead-naming trans people is deeply, deeply traumatizing for a lot of us."
— IndieWire (@IndieWire) August 13, 2019