Special Abstraction Registration Cases

ScenarioRegistration Practice
Remakes, Sequels, and PrequelsRegister each new work on its own following standard practice.
A Re-Release with no change to the contentDo not register a new Abstraction record. If the release has a new title, add it as an alternate title of the existing Abstraction record.
A Re-Release with content changesRegister a new Edit record as a child of the existing Abstraction record. If the release has a new title, include it as the original title of the Edit.
A compilation of shorter worksIf shorter works are combined together and release as a single unit, register the combined work as a new Abstraction record. Optionally include Composite information, linking back to the EIDR IDs of the source material. If the shorter works remain separate, but are simply grouped for distribution, then register a Compilation.
Registration of a FranchiseThe individual elements of a Franchise are registered on their own following standard practice. A special Compilation record is registered to represent the Franchise itself. The EIDR IDs of the individual elements are included in an inventory list within the Compilation record.
Works with a Franchise name in their titleIf the franchise name is not part of the release title, do not include it in the original title. Instead, add an alternate title that includes the Franchise name: e.g., Insurgent and The Divergent Series: Insurgent.   NOTE: Do not list the Franchise name on its own as an alternate title of the work: e.g., The Divergent Series is not a valid alternate title of Insurgent.
Works with a possessive credit in their titleInclude both the title with and without the possessive credit in the work’s list of titles, listing the original release title first: e.g., Bram Stoker’s Dracula then Dracula or Blackmail then Alfred Hitchcock’s Blackmail.
A set of related moviesRelated films with a common source, such as those based on Twilight and The Lord of the Rings or featuring James Bond, are registered as individual works, not as part of a formal series. (If desired, they can be collected in a Franchise using an EIDR Compilation.)
Theatrical serialsRegister as a Mini-Series with the Episodes as Shorts. In the Series record, include a Description note of “Theatrical serial.”
Recut serials or mini-series, creating a single-viewing “movie” versionFollow the practice for re-cut Mini-Series (register as a single Episode of an appropriately titled Re-Cut Season using the work’s release title as its Resource Name). See Distribution and Version Management for Episodic Content.
Releasing a theatrical feature on televisionThis does not constitute a new work. Use the existing Abstraction. The work may be edited beyond the simple insertion of commercial breaks, so a Broadcast Edit record may be required. See Best Practices and Use Cases for EIDR Edits.
Releasing a made-for-TV movie or one-off TV specialRegister as an Abstraction record with a TV Referent Type and the Release Date set to the original broadcast date. All other standard Title registration practices apply.
Double shooting, where the same film is shot more than onceIf shot twice with the same cast and crew (Around the World in Eighty Days was shot at 24fps for 35mm release and 30fps for 70mm Todd-AO release), register only one Title record. The different versions may result in child Edit or Manifestation records.   If shot to produce multiple language versions (MLV), an alternative to dubbing or subtitles, register each language version as a separate Title record. (The Big House (1930) was shot in English, French, Spanish, and German.
Updated on April 9, 2021

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