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 20 November 2014 using data from 19 November 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: 99.31%. Unprocessed items outside SLA: 0.69% (371 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 14 November, 2014 3 23
Aspect Ratio BRONZE 14 November, 2014 3 5
Award Nominations SILVER 10 November, 2014 7 3376
Award Nominee Company SILVER 09 November, 2014 8 408
Award Nominee Name SILVER 09 November, 2014 8 4302
Award Nominee Title SILVER 09 November, 2014 8 2731
Awards SILVER 10 November, 2014 7 147
Bio: Birth Date GOLD 17 November, 2014 2 273
Bio: Death Date GOLD 18 November, 2014 1 56
Bio: Height GOLD 19 November, 2014 0 4
Bio: Mini Biography GOLD 19 November, 2014 0 69
Bio: Nicknames BRONZE 19 November, 2014 0 8
Bio: Other Works BRONZE 13 November, 2014 4 72
Bio: Portrayals BRONZE 11 November, 2014 6 1
Bio: Quotes GOLD 19 November, 2014 0 28
Bio: Real Name GOLD 19 November, 2014 0 11
Bio: Spouse GOLD 19 November, 2014 0 12
Bio: Trademarks GOLD 18 November, 2014 1 21
Bio: Trivia GOLD 19 November, 2014 0 128
Business: Budget GOLD 19 November, 2014 0 5
Camera BRONZE 18 November, 2014 1 3
Certificates GOLD 13 November, 2014 4 291
Cinematographic Process BRONZE 15 November, 2014 3 1
Colour Info BRONZE 17 November, 2014 2 1
Company Corrections PLATINUM 19 November, 2014 0 134
Company Credits: Camera Equipement Companies BRONZE 13 November, 2014 4 5
Company Credits: Casting Companies BRONZE 19 November, 2014 0 2
Company Credits: Costume Wardrobe Companies BRONZE 09 November, 2014 8 2
Company Credits: Distributors BRONZE 08 November, 2014 8 369
Company Credits: Grip Equipment Companies BRONZE 13 November, 2014 4 1
Company Credits: International Sales Agents BRONZE 08 November, 2014 8 16
Company Credits: Lighting Equipment Companies BRONZE 08 November, 2014 8 1
Company Credits: Location Facilities Companies BRONZE 16 November, 2014 3 1
Company Credits: Miscellaneous Companies BRONZE 08 November, 2014 8 519
Company Credits: Office Services Companies BRONZE 11 November, 2014 6 2
Company Credits: Post Production Facilities Companies BRONZE 08 November, 2014 8 82
Company Credits: Production Companies GOLD 13 November, 2014 4 537
Company Credits: Production Equipment Companies BRONZE 11 November, 2014 6 2
Company Credits: Special Effects Companies BRONZE 10 November, 2014 7 84
Company Primary Text PLATINUM 19 November, 2014 0 134
Complete: Cast SILVER 14 November, 2014 3 38
Complete: Crew SILVER 14 November, 2014 3 28
Connections GOLD 19 November, 2014 0 109
Countries SILVER 19 November, 2014 0 8
Crazy Credits PLATINUM 19 November, 2014 0 3
Film Length BRONZE 17 November, 2014 2 1
Filmography: Animation-department SILVER 10 November, 2014 7 209
Filmography: Art-department SILVER 10 November, 2014 7 591
Filmography: Art-directors SILVER 10 November, 2014 7 175
Filmography: Assistant-directors SILVER 10 November, 2014 7 255
Filmography: Camera-department SILVER 10 November, 2014 7 1357
Filmography: Cast (non-TV) GOLD 13 November, 2014 4 5247
Filmography: Cast (TV) GOLD 15 November, 2014 3 6939
Filmography: Casting-department SILVER 10 November, 2014 7 358
Filmography: Casting-directors SILVER 10 November, 2014 7 253
Filmography: Cinematographers GOLD 15 November, 2014 3 251
Filmography: Composers GOLD 15 November, 2014 3 219
Filmography: Costume-department SILVER 10 November, 2014 7 193
Filmography: Costume-designers SILVER 10 November, 2014 7 91
Filmography: Directors GOLD 15 November, 2014 3 401
Filmography: Editorial-department SILVER 10 November, 2014 7 344
Filmography: Editors GOLD 15 November, 2014 3 539
Filmography: Make-up-department SILVER 10 November, 2014 7 418
Filmography: Miscellaneous SILVER 10 November, 2014 7 3320
Filmography: Music-department SILVER 10 November, 2014 7 1015
Filmography: Producers GOLD 15 November, 2014 3 776
Filmography: Production-designers SILVER 10 November, 2014 7 99
Filmography: Production-managers SILVER 10 November, 2014 7 423
Filmography: Set-decorators SILVER 10 November, 2014 7 87
Filmography: Sound-department SILVER 10 November, 2014 7 1140
Filmography: Special-effects-department SILVER 10 November, 2014 7 111
Filmography: Stunts SILVER 10 November, 2014 7 1053
Filmography: Thanks SILVER 10 November, 2014 7 252
Filmography: Transportation-department SILVER 10 November, 2014 7 95
Filmography: Visual-effects-department SILVER 10 November, 2014 7 999
Filmography: Writers GOLD 15 November, 2014 3 475
Genre PLATINUM 19 November, 2014 0 5
Goofs GOLD 15 November, 2014 3 322
Keywords GOLD 14 November, 2014 3 2481
Languages GOLD 18 November, 2014 1 12
Locations PLATINUM 19 November, 2014 0 37
Name Corrections PLATINUM 18 November, 2014 1 38
Name Merges PLATINUM 19 November, 2014 0 104
Name URLs BRONZE 19 November, 2014 0 5
Name: Gender PLATINUM 19 November, 2014 0 7
Negative Format BRONZE 17 November, 2014 2 2
New Companies PLATINUM 19 November, 2014 0 134
New Names PLATINUM 19 November, 2014 0 12
New Titles PLATINUM 19 November, 2014 0 425
Plot Outlines GOLD 14 November, 2014 3 616
Plot Summaries GOLD 19 November, 2014 0 22
Printed Film Format BRONZE 14 November, 2014 3 5
Production Status PLATINUM 19 November, 2014 0 44
Quotes GOLD 19 November, 2014 0 18
Release Dates GOLD 16 November, 2014 3 499
Running Times GOLD 18 November, 2014 1 48
Sound Mix BRONZE 17 November, 2014 2 2
Soundtrack PLATINUM 19 November, 2014 0 91
Taglines BRONZE 13 November, 2014 4 62
Title Corrections and AKAs PLATINUM 19 November, 2014 0 370
Title Merges PLATINUM 19 November, 2014 0 6
Title Number PLATINUM 19 November, 2014 0 50
Title Primary Text PLATINUM 19 November, 2014 0 7
Title Type PLATINUM 19 November, 2014 0 6
Title URLs BRONZE 12 November, 2014 5 3911
Title Year PLATINUM 19 November, 2014 0 58
Trivia GOLD 06 November, 2014 9 3502

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 (21 November 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.