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 25 March 2015 using data from 24 March 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: 98.94%. Unprocessed items outside SLA: 1.06% = 284 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 March 2015 2 13
Aspect Ratio BRONZE 20 March 2015 2 8
Award Nominations SILVER 21 March 2015 2 1297
Award Nominee Company SILVER 21 March 2015 2 171
Award Nominee Name SILVER 21 March 2015 2 1350
Award Nominee Title SILVER 21 March 2015 2 1092
Awards SILVER 24 March 2015 0 18
Bio: Biographical Movies BRONZE 21 March 2015 2 1
Bio: Birth Date GOLD 24 March 2015 0 125
Bio: Death Date GOLD 24 March 2015 0 57
Bio: Height GOLD 24 March 2015 0 9
Bio: Mini Biography GOLD 24 March 2015 0 86
Bio: Nicknames BRONZE 24 March 2015 0 13
Bio: Other Works BRONZE 24 March 2015 0 1
Bio: Portrayals BRONZE 21 March 2015 2 3
Bio: Print Biographies GOLD 20 March 2015 2 14
Bio: Quotes GOLD 24 March 2015 0 5
Bio: Real Name GOLD 24 March 2015 0 23
Bio: Spouse GOLD 24 March 2015 0 22
Bio: Trivia GOLD 24 March 2015 0 173
Business: Budget GOLD 17 March 2015 5 90
Business: Copyright Holder GOLD 18 March 2015 4 31
Business: Gross GOLD 19 March 2015 3 9
Business: Production Dates GOLD 17 March 2015 5 9
Business: Shooting Dates GOLD 19 March 2015 3 1
Camera BRONZE 20 March 2015 2 2
Certificates GOLD 21 March 2015 2 299
Cinematographic Process BRONZE 23 March 2015 1 1
Colour Info BRONZE 24 March 2015 0 2
Company Corrections PLATINUM 24 March 2015 0 50
Company Credits: Art Department Companies BRONZE 23 March 2015 1 1
Company Credits: Costume Wardrobe Companies BRONZE 23 March 2015 1 1
Company Credits: Distributors BRONZE 21 March 2015 2 92
Company Credits: International Sales Agents BRONZE 22 March 2015 2 5
Company Credits: Miscellaneous Companies BRONZE 21 March 2015 2 76
Company Credits: Post Production Facilities Companies BRONZE 21 March 2015 2 6
Company Credits: Production Companies GOLD 21 March 2015 2 198
Company Credits: Production Equipment Companies BRONZE 21 March 2015 2 6
Company Credits: Publicist Companies BRONZE 24 March 2015 0 1
Company Credits: Security Services Companies BRONZE 23 March 2015 1 5
Company Credits: Sound Stages Companies BRONZE 24 March 2015 0 1
Company Credits: Special Effects Companies BRONZE 21 March 2015 2 14
Company Primary Text PLATINUM 24 March 2015 0 50
Complete: Cast SILVER 20 March 2015 2 25
Complete: Crew SILVER 20 March 2015 2 27
Connections GOLD 24 March 2015 0 42
Countries SILVER 20 March 2015 2 146
Crazy Credits PLATINUM 24 March 2015 0 1
Film Length BRONZE 21 March 2015 2 2
Filmography: Animation-department SILVER 23 March 2015 1 11
Filmography: Art-department SILVER 23 March 2015 1 48
Filmography: Art-directors SILVER 23 March 2015 1 7
Filmography: Assistant-directors SILVER 23 March 2015 1 52
Filmography: Camera-department SILVER 23 March 2015 1 136
Filmography: Cast (non-TV) GOLD 18 March 2015 4 6593
Filmography: Cast (TV) GOLD 17 March 2015 5 1790
Filmography: Casting-department SILVER 23 March 2015 1 13
Filmography: Casting-directors SILVER 23 March 2015 1 8
Filmography: Cinematographers GOLD 18 March 2015 4 380
Filmography: Composers GOLD 18 March 2015 4 219
Filmography: Costume-department SILVER 23 March 2015 1 19
Filmography: Costume-designers SILVER 23 March 2015 1 3
Filmography: Directors GOLD 18 March 2015 4 590
Filmography: Editorial-department SILVER 23 March 2015 1 23
Filmography: Editors GOLD 18 March 2015 4 412
Filmography: Make-up-department SILVER 23 March 2015 1 64
Filmography: Miscellaneous SILVER 23 March 2015 1 239
Filmography: Music-department SILVER 23 March 2015 1 66
Filmography: Producers GOLD 18 March 2015 4 1896
Filmography: Production-designers SILVER 24 March 2015 0 16
Filmography: Production-managers SILVER 23 March 2015 1 55
Filmography: Set-decorators SILVER 24 March 2015 0 7
Filmography: Sound-department SILVER 23 March 2015 1 48
Filmography: Special-effects-department SILVER 23 March 2015 1 28
Filmography: Stunts SILVER 23 March 2015 1 53
Filmography: Thanks SILVER 23 March 2015 1 40
Filmography: Transportation-department SILVER 24 March 2015 0 15
Filmography: Visual-effects-department SILVER 23 March 2015 1 83
Filmography: Writers GOLD 18 March 2015 4 1080
Genre PLATINUM 24 March 2015 0 14
Goofs GOLD 18 March 2015 4 508
Keywords GOLD 24 March 2015 0 121
Laboratory BRONZE 23 March 2015 1 2
Languages GOLD 20 March 2015 2 127
Literature BRONZE 23 March 2015 1 2
Locations PLATINUM 24 March 2015 0 7
Name Corrections PLATINUM 23 March 2015 1 83
Name Merges PLATINUM 24 March 2015 0 95
Name URLs BRONZE 23 March 2015 1 14
Name: Gender PLATINUM 24 March 2015 0 46
New Companies PLATINUM 24 March 2015 0 46
New Names PLATINUM 24 March 2015 0 18
New Titles PLATINUM 24 March 2015 0 260
Plot Outlines GOLD 18 March 2015 4 896
Plot Summaries GOLD 17 March 2015 5 297
Printed Film Format BRONZE 21 March 2015 2 6
Production Status PLATINUM 24 March 2015 0 126
Quotes GOLD 23 March 2015 1 33
Release Dates GOLD 17 March 2015 5 1215
Running Times GOLD 24 March 2015 0 7
Sound Mix BRONZE 24 March 2015 0 7
Soundtrack PLATINUM 24 March 2015 0 270
Taglines BRONZE 23 March 2015 1 5
Title Corrections and AKAs PLATINUM 23 March 2015 1 273
Title Merges PLATINUM 24 March 2015 0 8
Title Number PLATINUM 24 March 2015 0 37
Title Parent PLATINUM 24 March 2015 0 16
Title Primary Text PLATINUM 24 March 2015 0 15
Title Type PLATINUM 24 March 2015 0 36
Title URLs BRONZE 18 March 2015 4 813
Title Year PLATINUM 24 March 2015 0 5
Trivia BRONZE 18 March 2015 4 1662

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 March 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.