IMDb changes deadnaming policy after protest

IMDb. Photograph: Getty Images

By Catherine Shoard

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 […]


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