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 26 August 2014 using data from 25 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: 98.63%. Unprocessed items outside SLA: 1.37% (1036 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 22 August 2014 0 15
Aspect Ratio BRONZE 24 August 2014 0 3
Award Nominations SILVER 15 August 2014 5 4232
Award Nominee Company SILVER 15 August 2014 5 513
Award Nominee Name SILVER 15 August 2014 5 4604
Award Nominee Title SILVER 15 August 2014 5 4013
Awards SILVER 19 August 2014 3 110
Bio: Birth Date GOLD 22 August 2014 0 411
Bio: Death Date GOLD 21 August 2014 1 145
Bio: Height GOLD 21 August 2014 1 46
Bio: Mini Biography GOLD 22 August 2014 0 516
Bio: Nicknames BRONZE 20 August 2014 2 95
Bio: Other Works BRONZE 21 August 2014 1 90
Bio: Print Biographies GOLD 21 August 2014 1 230
Bio: Quotes GOLD 22 August 2014 0 61
Bio: Real Name GOLD 20 August 2014 2 145
Bio: Salary GOLD 25 August 2014 0 1
Bio: Spouse GOLD 22 August 2014 0 164
Bio: Trademarks GOLD 22 August 2014 0 24
Bio: Trivia GOLD 22 August 2014 0 792
Business: Budget GOLD 22 August 2014 0 26
Business: Copyright Holder GOLD 21 August 2014 1 11
Business: Gross GOLD 22 August 2014 0 14
Business: Production Dates GOLD 23 August 2014 0 2
Camera BRONZE 23 August 2014 0 4
Certificates GOLD 20 August 2014 2 178
Colour Info BRONZE 21 August 2014 1 16
Company Corrections PLATINUM 25 August 2014 0 36
Company Credits: Art Department Companies BRONZE 17 August 2014 5 2
Company Credits: Camera Equipement Companies BRONZE 11 August 2014 9 6
Company Credits: Casting Companies BRONZE 20 August 2014 2 1
Company Credits: Costume Wardrobe Companies BRONZE 21 August 2014 1 10
Company Credits: Distributors BRONZE 11 August 2014 9 718
Company Credits: International Sales Agents BRONZE 11 August 2014 9 53
Company Credits: Miscellaneous Companies BRONZE 11 August 2014 9 1117
Company Credits: Office Services Companies BRONZE 17 August 2014 5 3
Company Credits: Post Production Facilities Companies BRONZE 11 August 2014 9 26
Company Credits: Production Companies GOLD 16 August 2014 5 429
Company Credits: Production Equipment Companies BRONZE 15 August 2014 5 5
Company Credits: Publicist Companies BRONZE 22 August 2014 0 1
Company Credits: Security Services Companies BRONZE 25 August 2014 0 1
Company Credits: Special Effects Companies BRONZE 11 August 2014 9 24
Company Credits: Transportation Services Companies BRONZE 17 August 2014 5 2
Company Credits: Visual Effects Companies BRONZE 17 August 2014 5 2
Company Primary Text PLATINUM 25 August 2014 0 36
Complete: Cast SILVER 21 August 2014 1 27
Complete: Crew SILVER 21 August 2014 1 32
Connections GOLD 25 August 2014 0 48
Countries SILVER 20 August 2014 2 145
Crazy Credits PLATINUM 21 August 2014 1 15
Filmography: Animation-department SILVER 13 August 2014 7 358
Filmography: Art-department SILVER 13 August 2014 7 957
Filmography: Art-directors SILVER 13 August 2014 7 164
Filmography: Assistant-directors SILVER 13 August 2014 7 374
Filmography: Camera-department SILVER 13 August 2014 7 1983
Filmography: Cast (non-TV) GOLD 20 August 2014 2 5893
Filmography: Cast (TV) GOLD 12 August 2014 8 11533
Filmography: Casting-department SILVER 13 August 2014 7 215
Filmography: Casting-directors SILVER 13 August 2014 7 171
Filmography: Cinematographers GOLD 19 August 2014 3 266
Filmography: Composers GOLD 19 August 2014 3 241
Filmography: Costume-department SILVER 13 August 2014 7 2044
Filmography: Costume-designers SILVER 13 August 2014 7 89
Filmography: Directors GOLD 19 August 2014 3 570
Filmography: Editorial-department SILVER 13 August 2014 7 507
Filmography: Editors GOLD 19 August 2014 3 381
Filmography: Make-up-department SILVER 13 August 2014 7 633
Filmography: Miscellaneous SILVER 13 August 2014 7 4023
Filmography: Music-department SILVER 13 August 2014 7 1134
Filmography: Producers GOLD 19 August 2014 3 951
Filmography: Production-designers SILVER 13 August 2014 7 108
Filmography: Production-managers SILVER 13 August 2014 7 596
Filmography: Set-decorators SILVER 13 August 2014 7 105
Filmography: Sound-department SILVER 13 August 2014 7 1199
Filmography: Special-effects-department SILVER 13 August 2014 7 173
Filmography: Stunts SILVER 13 August 2014 7 511
Filmography: Thanks SILVER 13 August 2014 7 247
Filmography: Transportation-department SILVER 13 August 2014 7 157
Filmography: Visual-effects-department SILVER 13 August 2014 7 1044
Filmography: Writers GOLD 19 August 2014 3 720
Genre PLATINUM 22 August 2014 0 118
Goofs GOLD 20 August 2014 2 544
Keywords GOLD 22 August 2014 0 2184
Laboratory BRONZE 24 August 2014 0 1
Languages GOLD 20 August 2014 2 150
Literature BRONZE 22 August 2014 0 30
Locations PLATINUM 22 August 2014 0 208
Name Corrections PLATINUM 21 August 2014 1 334
Name Merges PLATINUM 22 August 2014 0 92
Name URLs BRONZE 18 August 2014 4 1063
Name: Gender PLATINUM 22 August 2014 0 2538
Negative Format BRONZE 23 August 2014 0 3
New Companies PLATINUM 25 August 2014 0 36
New Names PLATINUM 22 August 2014 0 139
New Titles PLATINUM 22 August 2014 0 1351
Plot Outlines GOLD 22 August 2014 0 253
Plot Summaries GOLD 21 August 2014 1 299
Printed Film Format BRONZE 25 August 2014 0 2
Production Status PLATINUM 25 August 2014 0 39
Quotes GOLD 22 August 2014 0 314
Release Dates GOLD 19 August 2014 3 1046
Running Times GOLD 20 August 2014 2 112
Sound Mix BRONZE 21 August 2014 1 28
Soundtrack PLATINUM 22 August 2014 0 531
Taglines BRONZE 21 August 2014 1 37
Title Corrections and AKAs PLATINUM 22 August 2014 0 1326
Title Merges PLATINUM 22 August 2014 0 31
Title Number PLATINUM 22 August 2014 0 197
Title Parent PLATINUM 22 August 2014 0 38
Title Primary Text PLATINUM 22 August 2014 0 28
Title Type PLATINUM 23 August 2014 0 17
Title URLs BRONZE 14 August 2014 6 5014
Title Year PLATINUM 22 August 2014 0 158
Trivia GOLD 18 August 2014 4 978

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 (29 August 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.