Hi! I am a KODI Addon developer - My focus is on opportunities in KODI to integrate and display more artwork/image resources. Since a lot of KODI versions actor thumbs are integrated in KODI core and skins (for movies TMDB, tvshows TVDB) For movies there is also a own container for directors in KODI avaiable. In most skins (also the default) there is also a placeholder or a fallback image for director thumbs. But nothing is displayed in KODI because nothing is implemented in the KODI core. Due to the lack of KODI core implementation any scraping options over the TMDB API are useless.
I have found a way to fill this gap and how it is still possible: With a so-called "resource addon"
But I would have to bulk download all the available director thumbs via the API and then put the thumbs in the addon as a resource.
May I am allowed do that with your blessings? All is free to use there, a simple free addon from a KODI nerdist for other KODI nerdists, nothing is commercial there. In the addon licence.txt i will also credit "all resources powered by TheMovieDB"
Great thanks in advance, greetings, Chris