by tdoa » Sun Dec 21 2008 12:54:25
IMDb member since May 2003
6 DEGREES RULES:
In short: ONLY feature films in release or TV films.
So no pre-production, post-production or completed, in brackets behind the titles
NO: TV series (although mini-series are a gray area), variety shows, talk shows, award shows, music specials, comedy sketch shows etc.
NO: shorts, animation or voice acting (so also a narrator of a film or for instance, a voice over the phone). However, live action short films & voice acting in animated feature length films have been (mis)used so often, it is tolerated, although many of the long time players choose not to.
NO: video games, documentaries or compilation films (e.g. That's Entertainment, Horror in the Aisles)
NO: archive footage or digitally inserted appearances (good example is Steve Martin's Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid).
NO: him/herself, except as a character in the film, but that is sometimes difficult to establish, so it's also a matter of choice to use or not.