Data Processing Times

We process huge volumes of invaluable data which is submitted by you, our contributors. Whilst we try to ensure that we process submissions as soon as possible, we also apply levels of prioritization against different data to ensure that we get the highest profile data types for the most viewed pages to the site as quickly as possible to ensure the best possible user experience.

Page updated 24 October 2014 using data from 23 October 2014.

The number of unprocessed items against each data type is in the table below.
This is intended to provide our contributors with a processing overview of every data type.
Unprocessed items within SLA: 99.70%. Unprocessed items outside SLA: 0.30% (119 items).

We do apologize if any backlog affects submissions that you have made and will endeavor to clear the backlogs as soon as possible.

Please note the date given for the oldest item does not mean that no submissions have been processed since that date for that particular data type.

New Events: We have re-opened New Events submissions - see relevant thread.


Data Type SLA Oldest Item Elapsed business days Unprocessed Items
Alternate Versions BRONZE 17 October 2014 4 23
Aspect Ratio BRONZE 13 October 2014 8 8
Award Nominations SILVER 14 October 2014 7 1741
Award Nominee Company SILVER 14 October 2014 7 347
Award Nominee Name SILVER 14 October 2014 7 1893
Award Nominee Title SILVER 14 October 2014 7 1497
Awards SILVER 16 October 2014 5 277
Bio: Biographical Movies BRONZE 23 October 2014 0 2
Bio: Birth Date GOLD 23 October 2014 0 138
Bio: Death Date GOLD 21 October 2014 2 38
Bio: Height GOLD 23 October 2014 0 8
Bio: Mini Biography GOLD 23 October 2014 0 72
Bio: Nicknames BRONZE 22 October 2014 1 20
Bio: Other Works BRONZE 14 October 2014 7 141
Bio: Portrayals BRONZE 01 October 2014 16 22
Bio: Print Biographies GOLD 21 October 2014 2 3
Bio: Quotes GOLD 23 October 2014 0 37
Bio: Real Name GOLD 22 October 2014 1 40
Bio: Spouse GOLD 21 October 2014 2 99
Bio: Trademarks GOLD 17 October 2014 4 32
Bio: Trivia GOLD 23 October 2014 0 134
Business: Budget GOLD 20 October 2014 3 64
Business: Copyright Holder GOLD 20 October 2014 3 14
Business: Gross GOLD 22 October 2014 1 3
Business: Production Dates GOLD 23 October 2014 0 1
Business: Shooting Dates GOLD 21 October 2014 2 2
Camera BRONZE 14 October 2014 7 7
Certificates GOLD 19 October 2014 4 175
Cinematographic Process BRONZE 14 October 2014 7 4
Colour Info BRONZE 13 October 2014 8 27
Company Corrections PLATINUM 23 October 2014 0 16
Company Credits: Art Department Companies BRONZE 18 October 2014 4 1
Company Credits: Camera Equipement Companies BRONZE 21 October 2014 2 1
Company Credits: Distributors BRONZE 12 October 2014 9 370
Company Credits: International Sales Agents BRONZE 20 October 2014 3 31
Company Credits: Law Firm Companies BRONZE 16 October 2014 5 2
Company Credits: Miscellaneous Companies BRONZE 16 October 2014 5 185
Company Credits: Post Production Facilities Companies BRONZE 17 October 2014 4 12
Company Credits: Production Companies GOLD 19 October 2014 4 293
Company Credits: Production Equipment Companies BRONZE 16 October 2014 5 12
Company Credits: Special Effects Companies BRONZE 16 October 2014 5 45
Company Credits: Transportation Services Companies BRONZE 21 October 2014 2 19
Company Primary Text PLATINUM 23 October 2014 0 16
Complete: Cast SILVER 17 October 2014 4 22
Complete: Crew SILVER 17 October 2014 4 18
Connections GOLD 23 October 2014 0 50
Countries SILVER 21 October 2014 2 88
Film Length BRONZE 14 October 2014 7 2
Filmography: Animation-department SILVER 16 October 2014 5 199
Filmography: Art-department SILVER 16 October 2014 5 650
Filmography: Art-directors SILVER 16 October 2014 5 100
Filmography: Assistant-directors SILVER 16 October 2014 5 361
Filmography: Camera-department SILVER 16 October 2014 5 1646
Filmography: Cast (non-TV) GOLD 20 October 2014 343 2202
Filmography: Cast (TV) GOLD 18 October 2014 259 2346
Filmography: Casting-department SILVER 16 October 2014 5 179
Filmography: Casting-directors SILVER 16 October 2014 5 191
Filmography: Cinematographers GOLD 18 October 2014 4 205
Filmography: Composers GOLD 18 October 2014 4 107
Filmography: Costume-department SILVER 16 October 2014 5 310
Filmography: Costume-designers SILVER 16 October 2014 5 58
Filmography: Directors GOLD 18 October 2014 4 307
Filmography: Editorial-department SILVER 16 October 2014 5 491
Filmography: Editors GOLD 18 October 2014 4 394
Filmography: Make-up-department SILVER 16 October 2014 5 714
Filmography: Miscellaneous SILVER 16 October 2014 5 5541
Filmography: Music-department SILVER 16 October 2014 5 1113
Filmography: Producers GOLD 18 October 2014 4 633
Filmography: Production-designers SILVER 16 October 2014 5 91
Filmography: Production-managers SILVER 16 October 2014 5 846
Filmography: Set-decorators SILVER 16 October 2014 5 61
Filmography: Sound-department SILVER 16 October 2014 5 1445
Filmography: Special-effects-department SILVER 16 October 2014 5 76
Filmography: Stunts SILVER 16 October 2014 5 490
Filmography: Thanks SILVER 16 October 2014 5 347
Filmography: Transportation-department SILVER 16 October 2014 5 155
Filmography: Visual-effects-department SILVER 16 October 2014 5 445
Filmography: Writers GOLD 18 October 2014 4 398
Genre PLATINUM 23 October 2014 0 11
Goofs GOLD 20 October 2014 3 237
Keywords GOLD 22 October 2014 1 173
Laboratory BRONZE 14 October 2014 7 2
Languages GOLD 23 October 2014 0 14
Literature BRONZE 22 October 2014 1 5
Locations PLATINUM 23 October 2014 0 4
Name Corrections PLATINUM 22 October 2014 1 106
Name Merges PLATINUM 23 October 2014 0 82
Name URLs BRONZE 18 October 2014 4 41
Name: Gender PLATINUM 23 October 2014 0 39
Negative Format BRONZE 14 October 2014 7 4
New Companies PLATINUM 23 October 2014 0 14
New Names PLATINUM 23 October 2014 0 73
New Titles PLATINUM 23 October 2014 0 491
Plot Outlines GOLD 17 October 2014 4 1037
Plot Summaries GOLD 18 October 2014 4 194
Printed Film Format BRONZE 13 October 2014 8 9
Production Status PLATINUM 23 October 2014 0 21
Quotes GOLD 23 October 2014 0 51
Release Dates GOLD 18 October 2014 4 407
Running Times GOLD 17 October 2014 4 130
Sound Mix BRONZE 13 October 2014 8 22
Soundtrack PLATINUM 23 October 2014 0 53
Taglines BRONZE 13 October 2014 8 49
Title Corrections and AKAs PLATINUM 23 October 2014 0 340
Title Merges PLATINUM 23 October 2014 0 3
Title Number PLATINUM 23 October 2014 0 11
Title Primary Text PLATINUM 23 October 2014 0 10
Title Type PLATINUM 23 October 2014 0 9
Title URLs BRONZE 13 October 2014 8 5161
Title Year PLATINUM 23 October 2014 0 59
Trivia GOLD 17 October 2014 4 624

Data Type Prioritization

Below are the different service levels we target.

  • Platinum - Will be processed on the first business day after submission.
  • Gold - Top 1,000 will be processed on the first business day after submission. Remainder will be processed five business days after submission.
  • Silver - Will be processed eight business days after submission.
  • Bronze - Top 1,000 will be processed five business days after submission. Remainder will be processed ten business days after submission.

Platinum Data Types

  • New Titles
  • Title Corrections and AKAs
  • New Names
  • Name Corrections
  • Companies
  • Titles: Soundtracks
  • Titles: Genres
  • Titles: Production Status
  • Titles: Crazy Credits
  • Titles: Locations
  • Gold Data Types

    • Bio: Birth date
    • Bio: Death date
    • Bio: Height
    • Bio: Mini Bio
    • Bio: Quotes
    • Bio: Trademarks
    • Bio: Trivia
    • Bio: Names (Real and Nicknames)
    • Company Credits: Production Companies
    • Filmography: Cast
    • Filmography: Cinematographers
    • Filmography: Composers
    • Filmography: Directors
    • Filmography: Editors
    • Filmography: Producers
    • Filmography: Writers
    • Movie Connections (Simple)
    • Titles: Business
    • Titles: Certificates
    • Titles: Goofs
    • Titles: Keywords
    • Titles: Languages
    • Titles: Plot Outlines
    • Titles: Plot Summaries
    • Titles: Quotes
    • Titles: Release Dates
    • Titles: Running Times
    • Titles: Trivia

    Silver Data Types

    • Awards: Nominations
    • Filmography: Cast/Crew Complete
    • Titles: Countries
    • Title: Movie Links (Complex)
    • Filmography: Animation-department
    • Filmography: Art-department
    • Filmography: Art-directors
    • Filmography: Assistant-directors
    • Filmography: Camera-department
    • Filmography: Casting-department
    • Filmography: Casting-directors
    • Filmography: Costume-department
    • Filmography: Costume-designers
    • Filmography: Editorial-department
    • Filmography: Make-up-department
    • Filmography: Miscellaneous
    • Filmography: Music-department
    • Filmography: Production-designers
    • Filmography: Production-managers
    • Filmography: Set-decorators
    • Filmography: Sound-department
    • Filmography: Special-effects-department
    • Filmography: Stunts
    • Filmography: Thanks
    • Filmography: Transportation-department
    • Filmography: Visual-effects-department

    Bronze Data Types

  • Bio Articles
  • Bio: Biographical Movies
  • Bio: Other Works
  • Bio: Portrayals
  • Bio: Print Biographies
  • Bio: Salary
  • Bio: Spouse
  • Bio: Where Now?
  • Company Credits: Distributors
  • Company Credits: Miscellaneous Companies
  • Company Credits: Special Effects Companies
  • Titles: Alternate Versions
  • Titles: Color Info
  • Titles: Literature
  • Names: URLs
  • Titles: Sound Mix
  • Titles: Taglines
  • Titles: Taglines
  • Titles: Title URLs
  • Site Build Date

    In order to determine when the daily site update has launched, and to allow tracking when the site has been forced to revert to a previous day's data, we are now displaying the build date (25 October 2014) of the current data on the site. Please note, this is not an indication that data has been processed through this date; rather, this is the last time any data on the site has been changed. Please see the above paragraphs for a more accurate indication of whether any particular data item has been processed.

    Note that pages in the new design are updated up to 36 hours faster than the old reference view.