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 1 September 2014 using data from 31 August 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: 97.70%. Unprocessed items outside SLA: 2.30% (1363 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 28 August 2014 1 15
Aspect Ratio BRONZE 26 August 2014 3 6
Award Nominations SILVER 21 August 2014 5 3922
Award Nominee Company SILVER 22 August 2014 4 361
Award Nominee Name SILVER 21 August 2014 5 3737
Award Nominee Title SILVER 21 August 2014 5 3449
Awards SILVER 25 August 2014 4 130
Bio: Birth Date GOLD 29 August 2014 0 274
Bio: Death Date GOLD 29 August 2014 0 137
Bio: Height GOLD 29 August 2014 0 27
Bio: Mini Biography GOLD 29 August 2014 0 276
Bio: Nicknames BRONZE 29 August 2014 0 37
Bio: Other Works BRONZE 29 August 2014 0 74
Bio: Print Biographies GOLD 29 August 2014 0 10
Bio: Quotes GOLD 29 August 2014 0 97
Bio: Real Name GOLD 29 August 2014 0 66
Bio: Salary GOLD 31 August 2014 0 2
Bio: Spouse GOLD 29 August 2014 0 95
Bio: Trademarks GOLD 29 August 2014 0 15
Bio: Trivia GOLD 29 August 2014 0 565
Business: Budget GOLD 27 August 2014 2 47
Business: Copyright Holder GOLD 27 August 2014 2 27
Business: Production Dates GOLD 28 August 2014 1 1
Business: Shooting Dates GOLD 28 August 2014 1 5
Camera BRONZE 26 August 2014 3 10
Certificates GOLD 28 August 2014 1 215
Colour Info BRONZE 26 August 2014 3 27
Company Corrections PLATINUM 29 August 2014 0 222
Company Credits: Art Department Companies BRONZE 27 August 2014 2 5
Company Credits: Camera Equipement Companies BRONZE 24 August 2014 4 174
Company Credits: Costume Wardrobe Companies BRONZE 21 August 2014 5 11
Company Credits: Distributors BRONZE 19 August 2014 7 573
Company Credits: Film Video Audio Stock Companies BRONZE 27 August 2014 2 5
Company Credits: Grip Equipment Companies BRONZE 27 August 2014 2 4
Company Credits: International Sales Agents BRONZE 19 August 2014 7 44
Company Credits: Law Firm Companies BRONZE 29 August 2014 0 2
Company Credits: Lighting Equipment Companies BRONZE 27 August 2014 2 5
Company Credits: Miscellaneous Companies BRONZE 19 August 2014 7 927
Company Credits: Office Services Companies BRONZE 23 August 2014 4 1
Company Credits: Post Production Facilities Companies BRONZE 19 August 2014 7 20
Company Credits: Production Companies GOLD 25 August 2014 4 447
Company Credits: Production Equipment Companies BRONZE 25 August 2014 4 7
Company Credits: Publicist Companies BRONZE 22 August 2014 4 1
Company Credits: Security Services Companies BRONZE 25 August 2014 4 1
Company Credits: Special Effects Companies BRONZE 19 August 2014 7 28
Company Credits: Transportation Services Companies BRONZE 23 August 2014 4 1
Company Primary Text PLATINUM 29 August 2014 0 222
Complete: Cast SILVER 28 August 2014 1 12
Complete: Crew SILVER 28 August 2014 1 10
Connections GOLD 29 August 2014 0 567
Countries SILVER 27 August 2014 2 149
Crazy Credits PLATINUM 30 August 2014 0 3
Filmography: Animation-department SILVER 17 August 2014 9 339
Filmography: Art-department SILVER 17 August 2014 9 745
Filmography: Art-directors SILVER 17 August 2014 9 201
Filmography: Assistant-directors SILVER 17 August 2014 9 374
Filmography: Camera-department SILVER 17 August 2014 9 1968
Filmography: Cast (non-TV) GOLD 26 August 2014 3 5295
Filmography: Cast (TV) GOLD 26 August 2014 3 4216
Filmography: Casting-department SILVER 17 August 2014 9 160
Filmography: Casting-directors SILVER 17 August 2014 9 180
Filmography: Cinematographers GOLD 25 August 2014 4 345
Filmography: Composers GOLD 25 August 2014 4 311
Filmography: Costume-department SILVER 17 August 2014 9 390
Filmography: Costume-designers SILVER 17 August 2014 9 111
Filmography: Directors GOLD 25 August 2014 4 556
Filmography: Editorial-department SILVER 17 August 2014 9 422
Filmography: Editors GOLD 25 August 2014 4 596
Filmography: Make-up-department SILVER 17 August 2014 9 308
Filmography: Miscellaneous SILVER 17 August 2014 9 4303
Filmography: Music-department SILVER 17 August 2014 9 853
Filmography: Producers GOLD 25 August 2014 4 1391
Filmography: Production-designers SILVER 17 August 2014 9 125
Filmography: Production-managers SILVER 17 August 2014 9 663
Filmography: Set-decorators SILVER 17 August 2014 9 186
Filmography: Sound-department SILVER 17 August 2014 9 1132
Filmography: Special-effects-department SILVER 17 August 2014 9 109
Filmography: Stunts SILVER 17 August 2014 9 422
Filmography: Thanks SILVER 17 August 2014 9 237
Filmography: Transportation-department SILVER 17 August 2014 9 89
Filmography: Visual-effects-department SILVER 17 August 2014 9 859
Filmography: Writers GOLD 25 August 2014 4 1414
Genre PLATINUM 29 August 2014 0 84
Goofs GOLD 26 August 2014 3 436
Keywords GOLD 29 August 2014 0 1441
Languages GOLD 27 August 2014 2 126
Literature BRONZE 27 August 2014 2 57
Locations PLATINUM 29 August 2014 0 50
Name Corrections PLATINUM 28 August 2014 1 198
Name Merges PLATINUM 29 August 2014 0 296
Name URLs BRONZE 28 August 2014 1 380
Name: Gender PLATINUM 29 August 2014 0 85
Negative Format BRONZE 26 August 2014 3 7
New Companies PLATINUM 29 August 2014 0 221
New Names PLATINUM 29 August 2014 0 104
New Titles PLATINUM 29 August 2014 0 1322
Plot Outlines GOLD 29 August 2014 0 180
Plot Summaries GOLD 25 August 2014 4 432
Printed Film Format BRONZE 26 August 2014 3 6
Production Status PLATINUM 29 August 2014 0 368
Quotes GOLD 27 August 2014 2 310
Release Dates GOLD 24 August 2014 4 945
Running Times GOLD 27 August 2014 2 136
Sound Mix BRONZE 26 August 2014 3 36
Soundtrack PLATINUM 29 August 2014 0 210
Taglines BRONZE 26 August 2014 3 38
Title Corrections and AKAs PLATINUM 19 August 2014 7 1129
Title Merges PLATINUM 29 August 2014 0 42
Title Number PLATINUM 29 August 2014 0 88
Title Parent PLATINUM 29 August 2014 0 23
Title Primary Text PLATINUM 29 August 2014 0 28
Title Type PLATINUM 29 August 2014 0 23
Title URLs BRONZE 19 August 2014 7 4011
Title Year PLATINUM 29 August 2014 0 198
Trivia GOLD 27 August 2014 2 976

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 (1 September 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.