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 19 December 2014 using data from 18 December 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: 94.3%. Unprocessed items outside SLA: 5.7% = 2718 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 18 December, 2014 0 4
Aspect Ratio BRONZE 14 December, 2014 4 4
Award Nominations SILVER 09 December, 2014 7 3782
Award Nominee Company SILVER 09 December, 2014 7 296
Award Nominee Name SILVER 09 December, 2014 7 3745
Award Nominee Title SILVER 09 December, 2014 7 3423
Awards SILVER 12 December, 2014 4 144
Bio: Biographical Movies BRONZE 18 December, 2014 0 2
Bio: Birth Date GOLD 16 December, 2014 2 221
Bio: Death Date GOLD 16 December, 2014 2 114
Bio: Height GOLD 17 December, 2014 1 14
Bio: Mini Biography GOLD 18 December, 2014 0 46
Bio: Nicknames BRONZE 18 December, 2014 0 6
Bio: Other Works BRONZE 16 December, 2014 2 21
Bio: Print Biographies GOLD 17 December, 2014 1 2
Bio: Quotes GOLD 18 December, 2014 0 17
Bio: Real Name GOLD 18 December, 2014 0 14
Bio: Spouse GOLD 16 December, 2014 2 148
Bio: Trademarks GOLD 12 December, 2014 4 65
Bio: Trivia GOLD 18 December, 2014 0 155
Business: Budget GOLD 18 December, 2014 0 8
Business: Gross GOLD 18 December, 2014 0 1
Business: Production Dates GOLD 18 December, 2014 0 1
Business: Shooting Dates GOLD 18 December, 2014 0 1
Camera BRONZE 13 December, 2014 4 6
Certificates GOLD 14 December, 2014 4 109
Cinematographic Process BRONZE 14 December, 2014 4 4
Colour Info BRONZE 15 December, 2014 3 7
Company Corrections PLATINUM 18 December, 2014 0 7
Company Credits: Camera Equipement Companies BRONZE 09 December, 2014 7 1
Company Credits: Casting Companies BRONZE 16 December, 2014 2 3
Company Credits: Costume Wardrobe Companies BRONZE 13 December, 2014 4 4
Company Credits: Distributors BRONZE 05 December, 2014 9 961
Company Credits: Grip Equipment Companies BRONZE 11 December, 2014 5 1
Company Credits: International Sales Agents BRONZE 11 December, 2014 5 16
Company Credits: Law Firm Companies BRONZE 13 December, 2014 4 3
Company Credits: Miscellaneous Companies BRONZE 05 December, 2014 9 426
Company Credits: Office Services Companies BRONZE 11 December, 2014 5 3
Company Credits: Post Production Facilities Companies BRONZE 09 December, 2014 7 16
Company Credits: Production Companies GOLD 12 December, 2014 4 256
Company Credits: Production Equipment Companies BRONZE 07 December, 2014 9 8
Company Credits: Special Effects Companies BRONZE 05 December, 2014 9 42
Company Primary Text PLATINUM 18 December, 2014 0 7
Complete: Cast SILVER 18 December, 2014 0 9
Complete: Crew SILVER 18 December, 2014 0 7
Connections GOLD 18 December, 2014 0 96
Countries SILVER 16 December, 2014 2 78
Filmography: Animation-department SILVER 06 December, 2014 9 547
Filmography: Art-department SILVER 06 December, 2014 9 1245
Filmography: Art-directors SILVER 06 December, 2014 9 176
Filmography: Assistant-directors SILVER 06 December, 2014 9 767
Filmography: Camera-department SILVER 06 December, 2014 9 2098
Filmography: Cast (non-TV) GOLD 12 December, 2014 4 4475
Filmography: Cast (TV) GOLD 17 December, 2014 1 894
Filmography: Casting-department SILVER 06 December, 2014 9 235
Filmography: Casting-directors SILVER 06 December, 2014 9 317
Filmography: Cinematographers GOLD 16 December, 2014 2 76
Filmography: Composers GOLD 16 December, 2014 2 64
Filmography: Costume-department SILVER 06 December, 2014 9 541
Filmography: Costume-designers SILVER 08 December, 2014 8 70
Filmography: Directors GOLD 16 December, 2014 2 137
Filmography: Editorial-department SILVER 06 December, 2014 9 566
Filmography: Editors GOLD 16 December, 2014 2 140
Filmography: Make-up-department SILVER 06 December, 2014 9 723
Filmography: Miscellaneous SILVER 06 December, 2014 9 5085
Filmography: Music-department SILVER 06 December, 2014 9 2850
Filmography: Producers GOLD 16 December, 2014 2 381
Filmography: Production-designers SILVER 06 December, 2014 9 174
Filmography: Production-managers SILVER 06 December, 2014 9 610
Filmography: Set-decorators SILVER 06 December, 2014 9 72
Filmography: Sound-department SILVER 06 December, 2014 9 2424
Filmography: Special-effects-department SILVER 06 December, 2014 9 197
Filmography: Stunts SILVER 06 December, 2014 9 787
Filmography: Thanks SILVER 06 December, 2014 9 336
Filmography: Transportation-department SILVER 06 December, 2014 9 227
Filmography: Visual-effects-department SILVER 06 December, 2014 9 1577
Filmography: Writers GOLD 16 December, 2014 2 155
Genre PLATINUM 18 December, 2014 0 8
Goofs GOLD 16 December, 2014 2 183
Keywords GOLD 18 December, 2014 0 260
Laboratory BRONZE 18 December, 2014 0 1
Languages GOLD 16 December, 2014 2 92
Literature BRONZE 18 December, 2014 0 4
Locations PLATINUM 18 December, 2014 0 6
Name Corrections PLATINUM 16 December, 2014 2 59
Name Merges PLATINUM 18 December, 2014 0 64
Name URLs BRONZE 15 December, 2014 3 20
Name: Gender PLATINUM 18 December, 2014 0 66
Negative Format BRONZE 14 December, 2014 4 1
New Companies PLATINUM 18 December, 2014 0 7
New Names PLATINUM 18 December, 2014 0 16
New Titles PLATINUM 17 December, 2014 1 410
Plot Outlines GOLD 12 December, 2014 4 244
Plot Summaries GOLD 14 December, 2014 4 227
Printed Film Format BRONZE 16 December, 2014 2 8
Production Status PLATINUM 18 December, 2014 0 46
Quotes GOLD 18 December, 2014 0 22
Release Dates GOLD 15 December, 2014 3 507
Running Times GOLD 17 December, 2014 1 66
Sound Mix BRONZE 15 December, 2014 3 3
Soundtrack PLATINUM 17 December, 2014 1 88
Taglines BRONZE 12 December, 2014 4 54
Title Corrections and AKAs PLATINUM 18 December, 2014 0 329
Title Merges PLATINUM 18 December, 2014 0 2
Title Number PLATINUM 18 December, 2014 0 46
Title Parent PLATINUM 18 December, 2014 0 6
Title Primary Text PLATINUM 18 December, 2014 0 3
Title Type PLATINUM 17 December, 2014 1 11
Title URLs BRONZE 05 December, 2014 9 1880
Title Year PLATINUM 18 December, 2014 0 126
Trivia GOLD 12 December, 2014 4 551

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 (20 December 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.