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 22 October 2014 using data from 21 October 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: 99.08%. Unprocessed items outside SLA: 0.92%.

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 17 October, 2014 2 18
Aspect Ratio BRONZE 13 October, 2014 6 8
Award Nominations SILVER 14 October, 2014 5 1217
Award Nominee Company SILVER 14 October, 2014 5 242
Award Nominee Name SILVER 14 October, 2014 5 1328
Award Nominee Title SILVER 14 October, 2014 5 1006
Awards SILVER 09 October, 2014 8 308
Bio: Birth Date GOLD 21 October, 2014 0 102
Bio: Death Date GOLD 16 October, 2014 3 93
Bio: Height GOLD 21 October, 2014 0 8
Bio: Mini Biography GOLD 21 October, 2014 0 69
Bio: Nicknames BRONZE 21 October, 2014 0 12
Bio: Other Works BRONZE 14 October, 2014 5 125
Bio: Portrayals BRONZE 01 October, 2014 14 21
Bio: Quotes GOLD 21 October, 2014 0 25
Bio: Real Name GOLD 21 October, 2014 0 15
Bio: Spouse GOLD 21 October, 2014 0 20
Bio: Trademarks GOLD 17 October, 2014 2 23
Bio: Trivia GOLD 21 October, 2014 0 114
Business: Budget GOLD 20 October, 2014 1 31
Business: Copyright Holder GOLD 20 October, 2014 1 12
Camera BRONZE 14 October, 2014 5 4
Certificates GOLD 16 October, 2014 3 255
Cinematographic Process BRONZE 14 October, 2014 5 4
Colour Info BRONZE 13 October, 2014 6 27
Company Corrections PLATINUM 21 October, 2014 0 14
Company Credits: Art Department Companies BRONZE 18 October, 2014 2 1
Company Credits: Camera Equipement Companies BRONZE 16 October, 2014 3 2
Company Credits: Costume Wardrobe Companies BRONZE 14 October, 2014 5 2
Company Credits: Distributors BRONZE 11 October, 2014 7 420
Company Credits: International Sales Agents BRONZE 20 October, 2014 1 11
Company Credits: Law Firm Companies BRONZE 16 October, 2014 3 2
Company Credits: Miscellaneous Companies BRONZE 11 October, 2014 7 180
Company Credits: Office Services Companies BRONZE 11 October, 2014 7 1
Company Credits: Post Production Facilities Companies BRONZE 11 October, 2014 7 21
Company Credits: Production Companies GOLD 16 October, 2014 3 294
Company Credits: Production Equipment Companies BRONZE 11 October, 2014 7 13
Company Credits: Special Effects Companies BRONZE 11 October, 2014 7 52
Company Primary Text PLATINUM 21 October, 2014 0 14
Complete: Cast SILVER 17 October, 2014 2 27
Complete: Crew SILVER 17 October, 2014 2 24
Connections GOLD 21 October, 2014 0 63
Countries SILVER 09 September, 2014 30 30
Crazy Credits PLATINUM 21 October, 2014 0 3
Film Length BRONZE 14 October, 2014 5 2
Filmography: Animation-department SILVER 13 October, 2014 6 186
Filmography: Art-department SILVER 13 October, 2014 6 832
Filmography: Art-directors SILVER 13 October, 2014 6 113
Filmography: Assistant-directors SILVER 13 October, 2014 6 368
Filmography: Camera-department SILVER 13 October, 2014 6 1696
Filmography: Cast (non-TV) GOLD 16 October, 2014 3 4384
Filmography: Cast (TV) GOLD 16 October, 2014 3 2470
Filmography: Casting-department SILVER 13 October, 2014 6 188
Filmography: Casting-directors SILVER 13 October, 2014 6 186
Filmography: Cinematographers GOLD 15 October, 2014 4 249
Filmography: Composers GOLD 15 October, 2014 4 220
Filmography: Costume-department SILVER 13 October, 2014 6 293
Filmography: Costume-designers SILVER 13 October, 2014 6 76
Filmography: Directors GOLD 15 October, 2014 4 417
Filmography: Editorial-department SILVER 13 October, 2014 6 700
Filmography: Editors GOLD 15 October, 2014 4 433
Filmography: Make-up-department SILVER 13 October, 2014 6 730
Filmography: Miscellaneous SILVER 13 October, 2014 6 4413
Filmography: Music-department SILVER 13 October, 2014 6 1113
Filmography: Producers GOLD 15 October, 2014 4 808
Filmography: Production-designers SILVER 13 October, 2014 6 127
Filmography: Production-managers SILVER 13 October, 2014 6 841
Filmography: Set-decorators SILVER 13 October, 2014 6 105
Filmography: Sound-department SILVER 13 October, 2014 6 1746
Filmography: Special-effects-department SILVER 13 October, 2014 6 95
Filmography: Stunts SILVER 13 October, 2014 6 666
Filmography: Thanks SILVER 13 October, 2014 6 389
Filmography: Transportation-department SILVER 13 October, 2014 6 103
Filmography: Visual-effects-department SILVER 13 October, 2014 6 626
Filmography: Writers GOLD 15 October, 2014 4 444
Genre PLATINUM 21 October, 2014 0 35
Goofs GOLD 15 October, 2014 4 502
Keywords GOLD 17 October, 2014 2 1253
Laboratory BRONZE 14 October, 2014 5 2
Languages GOLD 09 September, 2014 30 227
Literature BRONZE 15 October, 2014 4 38
Locations PLATINUM 21 October, 2014 0 13
Name Corrections PLATINUM 20 October, 2014 1 59
Name Merges PLATINUM 21 October, 2014 0 133
Name URLs BRONZE 18 October, 2014 2 429
Name: Gender PLATINUM 21 October, 2014 0 15
Negative Format BRONZE 14 October, 2014 5 4
New Companies PLATINUM 21 October, 2014 0 14
New Names PLATINUM 21 October, 2014 0 41
New Titles PLATINUM 18 October, 2014 0 920
Plot Outlines GOLD 17 October, 2014 2 888
Plot Summaries GOLD 14 October, 2014 3 672
Printed Film Format BRONZE 13 October, 2014 6 10
Production Status PLATINUM 18 October, 2014 0 478
Quotes GOLD 18 October, 2014 2 543
Release Dates GOLD 15 October, 2014 4 1753
Running Times GOLD 16 October, 2014 3 195
Sound Mix BRONZE 13 October, 2014 6 40
Soundtrack PLATINUM 17 October, 2014 0 269
Taglines BRONZE 13 October, 2014 6 95
Title Corrections and AKAs PLATINUM 16 October, 2014 3 1300
Title Merges PLATINUM 17 October, 2014 0 25
Title Number PLATINUM 17 October, 2014 0 50
Title Parent PLATINUM 17 October, 2014 0 12
Title Primary Text PLATINUM 17 October, 2014 0 62
Title Type PLATINUM 17 October, 2014 0 35
Title URLs BRONZE 13 October, 2014 6 10536
Title Year PLATINUM 17 October, 2014 0 218
Trivia GOLD 16 October, 2014 3 2424

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 (23 October 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.