Note: "Project ISAN" were named "in-development ISAN" in the previous ISAN metadata schema.
As long as the metadata is not stable, only a Project ISAN can be delivered. The Project ISAN has no public information and is therefore not searchable for reuse by others until it has been activated.
Project ISAN shall be activated with final metadata once the project is finalised. Project ISAN activation leaves the ISAN number unchanged, but the associated information will be public in the ISAN Registry and make the ISAN usable by others.
Project ISAN are accepted by Film Founding Organisations that require an ISAN as long as the ISAN is activated at the completion of the work.
Create a Project ISAN
The process to create Project ISAN identifiers depends wether the work is episodic or not:
- For registering single works (non episodic) projects such as feature films, documentaries, telefilms, etc... refer to Project ISAN creation: single works
- For registering episodic (or serial) works projects such as series, serial documentaries, recurring TV entertainment programs, etc... refer to Project ISAN creation: episodic works
Display all my Project ISAN
|All Project ISAN associated to my client account are listed in My Projects accessible from the menu ISAN for Projects|
Update a Project ISAN
Project ISAN metadata is only visible by the registrant, and the registration agency. Since audiovisual projects can sometimes span over several years, a Project ISAN shall always be described with the most up to date information. This will facilitate the Project ISAN management durning the whole project life cycle and help to prevent duplicates by authors or co-producers.
To update Project ISAN metadata, refer to Project ISAN: metadata update - activation
Activate a Project ISAN
When the project is finalised and the work descriptive metadata is final, the Project ISAN shall be activated to transform the Project ISAN in a final public ISAN searchable by everyone.
WARNING: Project ISAN are not public ISAN numbers, if you do not activate your Project ISAN before distribution, it can potentially be replaced permanently with another ISAN registered and by someone else who needs the ISAN (and can't find it) for distribution or rights management purposes.
To update the metadata of your Project ISAN with final information and activate your Project ISAN to make it public and searchable, refer to Project ISAN: metadata update - activation
WARNING: Always keep your ISAN information up to date to facilitate the use of the ISAN by third parties. For example, an active ISAN with a working title instead of the original title will be difficult to retrieve.