When will the new title I added appear on IMDb?

Every title (movie, TV show, episode etc) submitted to IMDb has to be approved by our editors who need to verify that it is eligible for inclusion. Please keep in mind that data is always subject to change and that we reserve the right to reject, withdraw or delete information at any time.

Eligibility is not the same thing as existence. We are not just trying to verify that a title exists: we need to verify that it fulfills our requirements to be listed.

New titles are usually processed within a few days, but may take longer in some cases. Please see our processing times for current information on our title approval status and on any backlogs or delays.


Tracking your contribution

You can track the status of your new title or episode contribution which will tell you whether your title has been approved (and provide the link if it has). If the title has not been approved, we will tell you the reason why and provide the ability to resubmit the title with more information.  

We will not, at this time, be providing the status of the individual items that were included with the title (cast, crew, release dates, etc).

You will be able to access this feature via a 'Track Contribution' button, which has been added to the email that is sent and the banner that is displayed when you contribute your new title to IMDb.  We've also added the 'Track Contribution' button to your contribution history.

Clicking this button will take you to IMDb Contributor, our new contribution specific site where you will be shown the status of your new title or episode.


Please also be aware that new titles, after being approved, may initially appear on the site with little or no credits or other information. This is normal and is due to the way our data is stored and organized. All eligible submitted data will eventually show up.

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