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 22 July 2014 using data from 21 July 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: 96.95%. Unprocessed items outside SLA: 3.05% (482 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 21 July, 2014 0 3
Aspect Ratio BRONZE 21 July, 2014 0 29
Award Nominations SILVER 09 July, 2014 8 6286
Award Nominee Company SILVER 09 July, 2014 8 634
Award Nominee Name SILVER 09 July, 2014 8 9020
Award Nominee Title SILVER 09 July, 2014 8 5603
Awards SILVER 11 July, 2014 6 149
Bio: Birth Date GOLD 18 July, 2014 1 448
Bio: Death Date GOLD 18 July, 2014 1 125
Bio: Height GOLD 18 July, 2014 1 47
Bio: Mini Biography GOLD 21 July, 2014 0 84
Bio: Nicknames BRONZE 18 July, 2014 1 61
Bio: Other Works BRONZE 21 July, 2014 0 22
Bio: Print Biographies GOLD 20 July, 2014 1 1
Bio: Quotes GOLD 18 July, 2014 1 100
Bio: Real Name GOLD 18 July, 2014 1 76
Bio: Salary GOLD 21 July, 2014 0 1
Bio: Spouse GOLD 18 July, 2014 1 139
Bio: Trademarks GOLD 21 July, 2014 0 11
Bio: Trivia GOLD 21 July, 2014 0 137
Business: Budget GOLD 18 July, 2014 1 31
Business: Copyright Holder GOLD 18 July, 2014 1 28
Business: Gross GOLD 19 July, 2014 1 10
Business: Opening Weekend GOLD 19 July, 2014 1 1
Business: Shooting Dates GOLD 20 July, 2014 1 1
Business: Weekend Gross GOLD 19 July, 2014 1 7
Camera BRONZE 21 July, 2014 0 4
Certificates GOLD 18 July, 2014 1 84
Cinematographic Process BRONZE 21 July, 2014 0 2
Colour Info BRONZE 21 July, 2014 0 17
Company Corrections PLATINUM 21 July, 2014 0 19
Company Credits: Camera Equipement Companies BRONZE 16 July, 2014 3 2
Company Credits: Casting Companies BRONZE 16 July, 2014 3 1
Company Credits: Costume Wardrobe Companies BRONZE 09 July, 2014 8 3
Company Credits: Distributors BRONZE 08 July, 2014 9 575
Company Credits: Film Video Audio Stock Companies BRONZE 20 July, 2014 1 1
Company Credits: Grip Equipment Companies BRONZE 13 July, 2014 6 1
Company Credits: International Sales Agents BRONZE 16 July, 2014 3 11
Company Credits: Law Firm Companies BRONZE 09 July, 2014 8 2
Company Credits: Miscellaneous Companies BRONZE 08 July, 2014 9 648
Company Credits: Office Services Companies BRONZE 20 July, 2014 1 1
Company Credits: Post Production Facilities Companies BRONZE 10 July, 2014 7 49
Company Credits: Production Companies GOLD 16 July, 2014 3 322
Company Credits: Production Equipment Companies BRONZE 08 July, 2014 9 6
Company Credits: Special Effects Companies BRONZE 09 July, 2014 8 15
Company Credits: Transportation Services Companies BRONZE 20 July, 2014 1 7
Company Credits: Visual Effects Companies BRONZE 21 July, 2014 0 1
Company Primary Text PLATINUM 21 July, 2014 0 19
Complete: Cast SILVER 21 July, 2014 0 11
Complete: Crew SILVER 21 July, 2014 0 12
Connections GOLD 21 July, 2014 0 74
Countries SILVER 15 July, 2014 4 230
Crazy Credits PLATINUM 21 July, 2014 0 4
Film Length BRONZE 21 July, 2014 0 10
Filmography: Animation-department SILVER 11 July, 2014 6 362
Filmography: Art-department SILVER 11 July, 2014 6 1187
Filmography: Art-directors SILVER 11 July, 2014 6 89
Filmography: Assistant-directors SILVER 11 July, 2014 6 337
Filmography: Camera-department SILVER 11 July, 2014 6 1479
Filmography: Cast (non-TV) GOLD 13 July, 2014 6 5699
Filmography: Cast (TV) GOLD 16 July, 2014 3 3556
Filmography: Casting-department SILVER 11 July, 2014 6 302
Filmography: Casting-directors SILVER 11 July, 2014 6 155
Filmography: Cinematographers GOLD 15 July, 2014 4 258
Filmography: Composers GOLD 15 July, 2014 4 257
Filmography: Costume-department SILVER 11 July, 2014 6 279
Filmography: Costume-designers SILVER 11 July, 2014 6 95
Filmography: Directors GOLD 15 July, 2014 4 519
Filmography: Editorial-department SILVER 11 July, 2014 6 466
Filmography: Editors GOLD 15 July, 2014 4 452
Filmography: Make-up-department SILVER 11 July, 2014 6 661
Filmography: Miscellaneous SILVER 11 July, 2014 6 3439
Filmography: Music-department SILVER 11 July, 2014 6 719
Filmography: Producers GOLD 15 July, 2014 4 1054
Filmography: Production-designers SILVER 11 July, 2014 6 84
Filmography: Production-managers SILVER 11 July, 2014 6 405
Filmography: Set-decorators SILVER 11 July, 2014 6 101
Filmography: Sound-department SILVER 11 July, 2014 6 1113
Filmography: Special-effects-department SILVER 11 July, 2014 6 75
Filmography: Stunts SILVER 11 July, 2014 6 587
Filmography: Thanks SILVER 11 July, 2014 6 231
Filmography: Transportation-department SILVER 11 July, 2014 6 215
Filmography: Visual-effects-department SILVER 11 July, 2014 6 854
Filmography: Writers GOLD 15 July, 2014 4 773
Genre PLATINUM 21 July, 2014 0 33
Goofs GOLD 15 July, 2014 4 486
Keywords GOLD 18 July, 2014 1 1212
Laboratory BRONZE 21 July, 2014 0 5
Languages GOLD 15 July, 2014 4 212
Literature BRONZE 16 July, 2014 3 81
Locations PLATINUM 21 July, 2014 0 13
Name Corrections PLATINUM 15 July, 2014 4 54
Name Merges PLATINUM 21 July, 2014 0 150
Name URLs BRONZE 17 July, 2014 2 601
Name: Gender PLATINUM 21 July, 2014 0 437
Negative Format BRONZE 21 July, 2014 0 2
New Companies PLATINUM 21 July, 2014 0 19
New Names PLATINUM 21 July, 2014 0 12
New Titles PLATINUM 21 July, 2014 0 457
Plot Outlines GOLD 18 July, 2014 1 373
Plot Summaries GOLD 16 July, 2014 3 358
Printed Film Format BRONZE 21 July, 2014 0 2
Production Status PLATINUM 21 July, 2014 0 42
Quotes GOLD 18 July, 2014 1 215
Release Dates GOLD 14 July, 2014 5 611
Running Times GOLD 15 July, 2014 4 176
Sound Mix BRONZE 21 July, 2014 0 4
Soundtrack PLATINUM 21 July, 2014 0 74
Taglines BRONZE 19 July, 2014 1 23
Title Corrections and AKAs PLATINUM 21 July, 2014 0 466
Title Merges PLATINUM 21 July, 2014 0 4
Title Number PLATINUM 21 July, 2014 0 13
Title Primary Text PLATINUM 21 July, 2014 0 5
Title Type PLATINUM 21 July, 2014 0 7
Title URLs BRONZE 12 July, 2014 6 3905
Title Year PLATINUM 21 July, 2014 0 64
Trivia GOLD 15 July, 2014 4 706

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 (22 July 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.