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 April 2015 using data from 23 April 2015.

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: 99.95%. Unprocessed items outside SLA: 0.05% = 12 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 23 April 2015 0 9
Award Nominations SILVER 20 April 2015 3 1034
Award Nominee Company SILVER 20 April 2015 3 341
Award Nominee Name SILVER 20 April 2015 3 1629
Award Nominee Title SILVER 20 April 2015 3 990
Awards SILVER 23 April 2015 0 13
Bio: Biographical Movies BRONZE 22 April 2015 1 1
Bio: Birth Date GOLD 19 April 2015 4 382
Bio: Death Date GOLD 23 April 2015 0 29
Bio: Height GOLD 23 April 2015 0 11
Bio: Mini Biography GOLD 23 April 2015 0 83
Bio: Nicknames BRONZE 23 April 2015 0 10
Bio: Other Works BRONZE 23 April 2015 0 13
Bio: Quotes GOLD 23 April 2015 0 21
Bio: Real Name GOLD 22 April 2015 1 8
Bio: Salary GOLD 23 April 2015 0 2
Bio: Spouse GOLD 23 April 2015 0 12
Bio: Trademarks GOLD 22 April 2015 1 10
Bio: Trivia GOLD 23 April 2015 0 94
Business: Admissions GOLD 23 April 2015 0 1
Business: Budget GOLD 22 April 2015 1 39
Business: Copyright Holder GOLD 22 April 2015 1 91
Business: Production Dates GOLD 23 April 2015 0 1
Certificates GOLD 20 April 2015 3 241
Company Corrections PLATINUM 23 April 2015 0 102
Company Credits: Costume Wardrobe Companies BRONZE 22 April 2015 1 14
Company Credits: Distributors BRONZE 20 April 2015 3 183
Company Credits: International Sales Agents BRONZE 21 April 2015 2 6
Company Credits: Law Firm Companies BRONZE 23 April 2015 0 1
Company Credits: Miscellaneous Companies BRONZE 20 April 2015 3 162
Company Credits: Office Services Companies BRONZE 22 April 2015 1 1
Company Credits: Post Production Facilities Companies BRONZE 21 April 2015 2 8
Company Credits: Production Companies GOLD 20 April 2015 3 313
Company Credits: Production Equipment Companies BRONZE 21 April 2015 2 1
Company Credits: Publicist Companies BRONZE 21 April 2015 2 4
Company Credits: Special Effects Companies BRONZE 20 April 2015 3 70
Company Primary Text PLATINUM 23 April 2015 0 102
Complete: Cast SILVER 23 April 2015 0 4
Complete: Crew SILVER 23 April 2015 0 6
Connections GOLD 23 April 2015 0 29
Countries SILVER 22 April 2015 1 72
Crazy Credits PLATINUM 23 April 2015 0 4
Filmography: Animation-department SILVER 18 April 2015 4 54
Filmography: Art-department SILVER 18 April 2015 4 235
Filmography: Art-directors SILVER 21 April 2015 2 13
Filmography: Assistant-directors SILVER 18 April 2015 4 91
Filmography: Camera-department SILVER 18 April 2015 4 584
Filmography: Cast (non-TV) GOLD 20 April 2015 3 1604
Filmography: Cast (TV) GOLD 20 April 2015 3 2111
Filmography: Casting-department SILVER 18 April 2015 4 74
Filmography: Casting-directors SILVER 20 April 2015 3 29
Filmography: Cinematographers GOLD 17 April 2015 4 305
Filmography: Composers GOLD 17 April 2015 4 196
Filmography: Costume-department SILVER 18 April 2015 4 231
Filmography: Costume-designers SILVER 20 April 2015 3 17
Filmography: Directors GOLD 17 April 2015 4 497
Filmography: Editorial-department SILVER 19 April 2015 4 131
Filmography: Editors GOLD 17 April 2015 4 314
Filmography: Make-up-department SILVER 18 April 2015 4 69
Filmography: Miscellaneous SILVER 18 April 2015 4 645
Filmography: Music-department SILVER 18 April 2015 4 521
Filmography: Producers GOLD 17 April 2015 4 1453
Filmography: Production-designers SILVER 20 April 2015 3 17
Filmography: Production-managers SILVER 18 April 2015 4 239
Filmography: Set-decorators SILVER 18 April 2015 4 9
Filmography: Sound-department SILVER 18 April 2015 4 395
Filmography: Special-effects-department SILVER 18 April 2015 4 37
Filmography: Stunts SILVER 18 April 2015 4 121
Filmography: Thanks SILVER 18 April 2015 4 67
Filmography: Transportation-department SILVER 19 April 2015 4 33
Filmography: Visual-effects-department SILVER 18 April 2015 4 232
Filmography: Writers GOLD 17 April 2015 4 1105
Genre PLATINUM 23 April 2015 0 25
Goofs GOLD 23 April 2015 0 57
Keywords GOLD 21 April 2015 2 260
Languages GOLD 22 April 2015 1 55
Locations PLATINUM 23 April 2015 0 23
Name Corrections PLATINUM 22 April 2015 1 118
Name Merges PLATINUM 23 April 2015 0 152
Name URLs BRONZE 22 April 2015 1 9
Name: Gender PLATINUM 23 April 2015 0 16
New Companies PLATINUM 23 April 2015 0 101
New Names PLATINUM 23 April 2015 0 45
New Titles PLATINUM 23 April 2015 0 307
Plot Outlines GOLD 17 April 2015 4 815
Plot Summaries GOLD 18 April 2015 4 375
Production Status PLATINUM 23 April 2015 0 553
Quotes GOLD 22 April 2015 1 140
Release Dates GOLD 18 April 2015 4 516
Running Times GOLD 20 April 2015 3 80
Soundtrack PLATINUM 23 April 2015 0 189
Taglines BRONZE 21 April 2015 2 78
Title Corrections and AKAs PLATINUM 23 April 2015 0 202
Title Merges PLATINUM 23 April 2015 0 7
Title Number PLATINUM 23 April 2015 0 30
Title Parent PLATINUM 23 April 2015 0 32
Title Primary Text PLATINUM 23 April 2015 0 17
Title Type PLATINUM 23 April 2015 0 34
Title URLs BRONZE 21 April 2015 2 662
Title Year PLATINUM 23 April 2015 0 13
Trivia BRONZE 17 April 2015 4 1887

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: Quotes
    • Titles: Plot Outlines
    • Titles: Plot Summaries
    • Titles: Release Dates
    • Titles: Running Times

    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
  • Titles: Trivia
  • 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 (26 April 2015) 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.