Associated Org Roles

When selecting which Associated Orgs in which Roles to include with a record, follow these general rules:

  • Only include companies and similar organizations – never people, though some organizations are named after people[1].
  • For Abstraction records:
    • Producers are preferred. They are the most durable Associated Org (the producer does not change by territory or over time) and are unique to the production of a work. Include as many as are known.
    • The original commissioning broadcaster should be included (with the role Broadcaster) if applicable and known.
    • Distributors are not identifying or distinguishing at the Title level unless a single distributor has perpetual, worldwide, all-media rights, which is rare. They may be included (particularly if the distributor is the Registrant), but should not be used as a substitute for the producers.
    • Other types may be included if they are identifying or distinguishing for the record in question.
  • For Edit records:
    • Edits can inherit their Associated Orgs from their parent record, so Edits do not have to include Associated Orgs of their own unless they differ from the parent.
    • Edits may be created by a particular distributor or broadcaster, who should then be identified as an Associated Org with a suitable role.
    • The company that actually created the Edit may be included with the role of Editor.
  • For Manifestation records:
    • Manifestations can inherit their Associated Orgs from their parent record, so Manifestations do not have to include Associated Orgs of their own unless they differ from the parent.
    • Manifestations may be created by a particular distributor or broadcaster, who should then be identified as an Associated Org with a suitable role.
    • The company that actually created the Manifestation may be included with the role of Encoder.

[1] This means that individuals in the role of Producer are not included.

Updated on April 9, 2021

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