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 2 March 2015 using data from 1 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: 99.37%. Unprocessed items outside SLA: 0.63% = 336 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 26 February 2015 1 31
Aspect Ratio BRONZE 27 February 2015 0 6
Award Nominations SILVER 20 February 2015 5 2741
Award Nominee Company SILVER 20 February 2015 5 390
Award Nominee Name SILVER 20 February 2015 5 2778
Award Nominee Title SILVER 20 February 2015 5 2146
Awards SILVER 25 February 2015 2 25
Bio: Biographical Movies BRONZE 01 March 2015 0 1
Bio: Birth Date GOLD 25 February 2015 2 565
Bio: Death Date GOLD 27 February 2015 0 207
Bio: Height GOLD 27 February 2015 0 33
Bio: Mini Biography GOLD 27 February 2015 0 308
Bio: Nicknames BRONZE 26 February 2015 1 57
Bio: Other Works BRONZE 26 February 2015 1 9
Bio: Portrayals BRONZE 27 February 2015 0 3
Bio: Print Biographies GOLD 27 February 2015 0 5
Bio: Quotes GOLD 27 February 2015 0 159
Bio: Real Name GOLD 26 February 2015 1 67
Bio: Salary GOLD 28 February 2015 0 3
Bio: Spouse GOLD 27 February 2015 0 135
Bio: Trademarks GOLD 23 February 2015 4 102
Bio: Trivia GOLD 27 February 2015 0 562
Business: Budget GOLD 24 February 2015 3 74
Business: Copyright Holder GOLD 24 February 2015 3 39
Business: Gross GOLD 24 February 2015 3 90
Business: Opening Weekend GOLD 24 February 2015 3 7
Business: Production Dates GOLD 28 February 2015 0 1
Business: Shooting Dates GOLD 28 February 2015 0 1
Camera BRONZE 28 February 2015 0 2
Certificates GOLD 25 February 2015 2 270
Cinematographic Process BRONZE 28 February 2015 0 1
Colour Info BRONZE 28 February 2015 0 5
Company Corrections PLATINUM 27 February 2015 0 256
Company Credits: Art Department Companies BRONZE 25 February 2015 2 1
Company Credits: Camera Equipement Companies BRONZE 23 February 2015 4 1
Company Credits: Costume Wardrobe Companies BRONZE 26 February 2015 1 4
Company Credits: Distributors BRONZE 22 February 2015 5 193
Company Credits: International Sales Agents BRONZE 28 February 2015 0 3
Company Credits: Lighting Equipment Companies BRONZE 28 February 2015 0 1
Company Credits: Miscellaneous Companies BRONZE 22 February 2015 5 170
Company Credits: Office Services Companies BRONZE 26 February 2015 1 1
Company Credits: Post Production Facilities Companies BRONZE 24 February 2015 3 12
Company Credits: Production Companies GOLD 23 February 2015 4 324
Company Credits: Special Effects Companies BRONZE 22 February 2015 5 43
Company Primary Text PLATINUM 27 February 2015 0 256
Complete: Cast SILVER 26 February 2015 1 9
Complete: Crew SILVER 26 February 2015 1 19
Connections GOLD 27 February 2015 0 210
Countries SILVER 24 February 2015 3 180
Crazy Credits PLATINUM 27 February 2015 0 18
Filmography: Animation-department SILVER 22 February 2015 5 157
Filmography: Art-department SILVER 22 February 2015 5 511
Filmography: Art-directors SILVER 22 February 2015 5 38
Filmography: Assistant-directors SILVER 22 February 2015 5 314
Filmography: Camera-department SILVER 22 February 2015 5 1565
Filmography: Cast (non-TV) GOLD 24 February 2015 3 7182
Filmography: Cast (TV) GOLD 24 February 2015 3 4031
Filmography: Casting-department SILVER 22 February 2015 5 80
Filmography: Casting-directors SILVER 22 February 2015 5 42
Filmography: Cinematographers GOLD 23 February 2015 4 480
Filmography: Composers GOLD 23 February 2015 4 995
Filmography: Costume-department SILVER 22 February 2015 5 205
Filmography: Costume-designers SILVER 23 February 2015 4 25
Filmography: Directors GOLD 23 February 2015 4 702
Filmography: Editorial-department SILVER 22 February 2015 5 298
Filmography: Editors GOLD 23 February 2015 4 418
Filmography: Make-up-department SILVER 22 February 2015 5 425
Filmography: Miscellaneous SILVER 22 February 2015 5 1626
Filmography: Music-department SILVER 22 February 2015 5 915
Filmography: Producers GOLD 23 February 2015 4 2035
Filmography: Production-designers SILVER 22 February 2015 5 40
Filmography: Production-managers SILVER 22 February 2015 5 211
Filmography: Set-decorators SILVER 25 February 2015 2 70
Filmography: Sound-department SILVER 22 February 2015 5 686
Filmography: Special-effects-department SILVER 22 February 2015 5 96
Filmography: Stunts SILVER 22 February 2015 5 225
Filmography: Thanks SILVER 22 February 2015 5 236
Filmography: Transportation-department SILVER 22 February 2015 5 71
Filmography: Visual-effects-department SILVER 22 February 2015 5 537
Filmography: Writers GOLD 23 February 2015 4 1365
Genre PLATINUM 27 February 2015 0 82
Goofs GOLD 23 February 2015 4 650
Keywords GOLD 27 February 2015 0 362
Languages GOLD 24 February 2015 3 201
Locations PLATINUM 27 February 2015 0 72
Name Corrections PLATINUM 27 February 2015 0 160
Name Merges PLATINUM 27 February 2015 0 363
Name URLs BRONZE 27 February 2015 0 26
Name: Gender PLATINUM 27 February 2015 0 45
Negative Format BRONZE 28 February 2015 0 2
New Companies PLATINUM 27 February 2015 0 256
New Names PLATINUM 27 February 2015 0 52
New Titles PLATINUM 26 February 2015 1 717
Plot Outlines GOLD 25 February 2015 2 524
Plot Summaries GOLD 24 February 2015 3 384
Printed Film Format BRONZE 28 February 2015 0 1
Production Status PLATINUM 26 February 2015 1 1274
Quotes GOLD 27 February 2015 0 240
Release Dates GOLD 23 February 2015 4 1272
Running Times GOLD 25 February 2015 2 208
Sound Mix BRONZE 27 February 2015 0 6
Soundtrack PLATINUM 27 February 2015 0 300
Taglines BRONZE 23 February 2015 4 36
Title Corrections and AKAs PLATINUM 27 February 2015 0 746
Title Merges PLATINUM 27 February 2015 0 43
Title Number PLATINUM 27 February 2015 0 1117
Title Parent PLATINUM 27 February 2015 0 34
Title Primary Text PLATINUM 27 February 2015 0 68
Title Type PLATINUM 27 February 2015 0 43
Title URLs BRONZE 17 February 2015 8 1114
Title Year PLATINUM 27 February 2015 0 27
Trivia BRONZE 16 February 2015 9 4533

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 (4 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.