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.

NOTE: In addition to the figures shown below, due to a technical issue, there is a system delay affecting approx. 60000 items. Please see http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000042/thread/232759183 for details & updates.


Page updated 31 July 2014 using data from 30 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: 87.12%. Unprocessed items outside SLA: 12.88% (6371 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 30 July 2014 0 8
Aspect Ratio BRONZE 28 July 2014 2 125
Award Nominations SILVER 24 July 2014 4 2986
Award Nominee Company SILVER 24 July 2014 4 502
Award Nominee Name SILVER 24 July 2014 4 4586
Award Nominee Title SILVER 24 July 2014 4 3032
Awards SILVER 29 July 2014 1 69
Bio: Birth Date GOLD 27 July 2014 3 385
Bio: Death Date GOLD 26 July 2014 3 175
Bio: Height GOLD 30 July 2014 0 10
Bio: Mini Biography GOLD 30 July 2014 0 68
Bio: Nicknames BRONZE 24 July 2014 4 97
Bio: Other Works BRONZE 30 July 2014 0 48
Bio: Print Biographies GOLD 30 July 2014 0 1
Bio: Quotes GOLD 30 July 2014 0 25
Bio: Real Name GOLD 30 July 2014 0 11
Bio: Spouse GOLD 30 July 2014 0 38
Bio: Trademarks GOLD 29 July 2014 1 17
Bio: Trivia GOLD 30 July 2014 0 202
Business: Budget GOLD 30 July 2014 0 7
Business: Copyright Holder GOLD 30 July 2014 0 1
Business: Gross GOLD 30 July 2014 0 1
Business: Opening Weekend GOLD 30 July 2014 0 1
Business: Weekend Gross GOLD 30 July 2014 0 1
Camera BRONZE 28 July 2014 2 73
Certificates GOLD 29 July 2014 1 64
Cinematographic Process BRONZE 28 July 2014 2 13
Colour Info BRONZE 28 July 2014 2 44
Company Corrections PLATINUM 30 July 2014 0 63
Company Credits: Art Department Companies BRONZE 27 July 2014 3 3
Company Credits: Camera Equipement Companies BRONZE 28 July 2014 2 1
Company Credits: Casting Companies BRONZE 30 July 2014 0 1
Company Credits: Costume Wardrobe Companies BRONZE 23 July 2014 5 1
Company Credits: Distributors BRONZE 21 July 2014 7 393
Company Credits: International Sales Agents BRONZE 21 July 2014 7 21
Company Credits: Law Firm Companies BRONZE 25 July 2014 3 2
Company Credits: Location Facilities Companies BRONZE 28 July 2014 2 1
Company Credits: Miscellaneous Companies BRONZE 21 July 2014 7 340
Company Credits: Post Production Facilities Companies BRONZE 21 July 2014 7 44
Company Credits: Production Companies GOLD 26 July 2014 3 297
Company Credits: Publicist Companies BRONZE 30 July 2014 0 1
Company Credits: Special Effects Companies BRONZE 22 July 2014 6 47
Company Credits: Visual Effects Companies BRONZE 21 July 2014 7 1
Company Primary Text PLATINUM 30 July 2014 0 63
Complete: Cast SILVER 29 July 2014 1 20
Complete: Crew SILVER 29 July 2014 1 15
Connections GOLD 30 July 2014 0 63
Countries SILVER 30 July 2014 0 2
Crazy Credits PLATINUM 30 July 2014 0 3
Film Length BRONZE 28 July 2014 2 15
Filmography: Animation-department SILVER 14 July 2014 12 269
Filmography: Art-department SILVER 14 July 2014 12 1390
Filmography: Art-directors SILVER 15 July 2014 11 117
Filmography: Assistant-directors SILVER 14 July 2014 12 519
Filmography: Camera-department SILVER 14 July 2014 12 1589
Filmography: Cast (non-TV) GOLD 24 July 2014 4 2743
Filmography: Cast (TV) GOLD 25 July 2014 3 1333
Filmography: Casting-department SILVER 14 July 2014 12 348
Filmography: Casting-directors SILVER 14 July 2014 12 176
Filmography: Cinematographers GOLD 24 July 2014 4 167
Filmography: Composers GOLD 24 July 2014 4 153
Filmography: Costume-department SILVER 14 July 2014 12 401
Filmography: Costume-designers SILVER 14 July 2014 12 124
Filmography: Directors GOLD 24 July 2014 4 336
Filmography: Editorial-department SILVER 14 July 2014 12 567
Filmography: Editors GOLD 24 July 2014 4 214
Filmography: Make-up-department SILVER 14 July 2014 12 683
Filmography: Miscellaneous SILVER 14 July 2014 12 4245
Filmography: Music-department SILVER 14 July 2014 12 2725
Filmography: Producers GOLD 24 July 2014 4 562
Filmography: Production-designers SILVER 14 July 2014 12 133
Filmography: Production-managers SILVER 14 July 2014 12 627
Filmography: Set-decorators SILVER 14 July 2014 12 123
Filmography: Sound-department SILVER 14 July 2014 12 1223
Filmography: Special-effects-department SILVER 14 July 2014 12 82
Filmography: Stunts SILVER 14 July 2014 12 681
Filmography: Thanks SILVER 14 July 2014 12 305
Filmography: Transportation-department SILVER 14 July 2014 12 147
Filmography: Visual-effects-department SILVER 14 July 2014 12 927
Filmography: Writers GOLD 24 July 2014 4 302
Genre PLATINUM 30 July 2014 0 23
Goofs GOLD 26 July 2014 3 391
Keywords GOLD 25 July 2014 3 2098
Laboratory BRONZE 28 July 2014 2 18
Languages GOLD 30 July 2014 0 6
Literature BRONZE 30 July 2014 0 4
Locations PLATINUM 30 July 2014 0 9
Name Corrections PLATINUM 29 July 2014 1 50
Name Merges PLATINUM 29 July 2014 1 81
Name URLs BRONZE 28 July 2014 2 423
Name: Gender PLATINUM 30 July 2014 0 733
Negative Format BRONZE 28 July 2014 2 10
New Names PLATINUM 30 July 2014 0 1
New Titles PLATINUM 30 July 2014 0 451
Plot Outlines GOLD 30 July 2014 0 77
Plot Summaries GOLD 27 July 2014 3 266
Printed Film Format BRONZE 28 July 2014 2 11
Production Status PLATINUM 30 July 2014 0 45
Quotes GOLD 28 July 2014 2 232
Release Dates GOLD 26 July 2014 3 303
Running Times GOLD 30 July 2014 0 12
Sound Mix BRONZE 29 July 2014 1 80
Soundtrack PLATINUM 30 July 2014 0 107
Taglines BRONZE 27 July 2014 3 32
Title Corrections and AKAs PLATINUM 29 July 2014 1 328
Title Merges PLATINUM 30 July 2014 0 14
Title Number PLATINUM 30 July 2014 0 16
Title Parent PLATINUM 30 July 2014 0 3
Title Primary Text PLATINUM 30 July 2014 0 5
Title Type PLATINUM 30 July 2014 0 17
Title URLs BRONZE 18 July 2014 8 5876
Title Year PLATINUM 30 July 2014 0 60
Trivia GOLD 26 July 2014 3 480

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 (31 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.