A creative work is a manifestation or exemplification of a creative endeavor. Creative works come in many forms, such as writing (poetry, fiction and nonfiction, manuscripts and other literary forms), film and video, multimedia, music, painting, and the performing arts. A creative work is commonly used in the context of copyright. A creative work should not be confused with the medium in which is produced or with the person or group who created the creative work. A creative work may be a remake or reimagining of another creative work.
Entity naming convention:
Name should be in English, except in the case of English language works with a full or partial non-English title. Ex. The 400 Blows, not Les Quatre Cents Coups. Chocolat (2000 film) not Chocolate (2000 film).
If the official name of the creative work is in another language, it should be added to the Official Name field, and other widely used variations may be added to Also Known As.
Capitalization, spacing, punctuation, and other styling should reflect the name as it appear on a source owned or controlled by the person or group who created it (such as the movie studio that produced a film title) or as it is commonly used by other reliable sources.
Name should reflect a shortened name if that name is more commonly used. Ex. On the Origin of Species not On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.
Creative medium format should be added in parentheses to disambiguate multiple creative works in a media franchise or otherwise with the same name. The primary work can be named without disambiguation, and additional works with parentheses. Ex. Lord of the Rings [primary, book], Lord of the Rings (film series), Lord of the Rings (board game).
Dates should be added in parentheses to disambiguate multiple creative works of the same type with the same name. Ex. Dune (2021 film) and Dune (1984 film).