Adding information (we call it 'data') to IMDb is a very simple process, just follow the instructions below and you'll be updating the site in no time.
There are dozens of data sections available for you to update:
As you can see, you'll be spoilt for choice when deciding what data to add to the site!
Biographical InformationBirth Name
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Books About This Person
Portrayed in Other Movies
Real Life Quotes
Where Are They Now?
Articles in the Media
Magazine Cover Photo
Links to Other Sites
Image / Photos
Cast + CrewActor/Actress Credits
Camera and Electrical Department
Company CreditsProduction Companies
Sales Representatives / ISA
Special Effects Companies
Basic Title DataCertificate (ratings)
Color / Black & White
Country of Origin
Plot InformationPlot Outlines
Links to Other SitesMiscellaneous Link
Image / Photos
Box Office + BusinessBudget
Technical InfoFilm Length
Film Negative Format
Printed Film Format
LiteratureScreenplay / Teleplays
Original Literary Sources
Adaptation of Literary Sources
Production Process Protocols
Printed Media Reviews
Other Literary Information
Other DataAlternate Titles
Cast / Crew Verification
Swiki DataPlot Outlines
The next section contains the step-by-step guide to adding data (including images to illustrate the various steps along the way)
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Once you're on the relevant NAME or TITLE page, scroll and find the 'EDIT PAGE' button. (Example)
Click 'EDIT PAGE'. This will take you to a list of the data sections available to update or correct. (Example)
Scan the list and find the section/s you wish to update or correct. NOTE: You can select as many sections here as you like.
Now, it's time to read the relevant data submission guide, which will outline the relevant policy/formatting rules you'll need to follow when adding data. For example, if you want to add a plot summary, you would read the Plot Summaries submission guide before proceeding. Then:
In both cases outlined in step 7 above, you will then arrive on the EDITING PAGE, which will contain boxes for you to fill out.
- If you're ADDING Cast Members, you'll have a NAME and CHARACTER box to fill out. (Example). Simply enter the data (in this case, the name of the actor, and the character played), and click CHECK THESE UPDATES (Example)
- If you're CORRECTING existing data, you will find a drop-down list on the left side of the page with three options: KEEP, CORRECT and DELETE (Example). Again, chose the relevant option, then click CHECK THESE UPDATES.
- If you're DELETING data, you'll arrive on the delete page, where you will need to enter a reason why the credit is being deleted, after which you click CHECK THESE UPDATES (Example)
- If you're CORRECTING data you'll have boxes to fill out for the relevant corrections, after which you click CHECK THESE UPDATES (Example)
Whether you're adding or correcting, after clicking CHECK THESE UPDATES (if you've done everything right), the box with the data you've submitted will turn GREEN, and you'll be ready to submit your data. Simply click Submit These Updates (Example)
NOTE: If you've made any formatting/policy errors, you will receive a warning message outlining what you need to fix. (Example). Just acknowledge these messages, make the relevant changes, and click RE-CHECK THESE UPDATES.
That's it! You'll receive an email notification of the data you've submitted, and it will then go through to our Data Managers for processing.
New Titles and Swiki Data are submitted through a slightly different (but still straightforward) interface. You can find guides for these below:
Swiki Sections (Character Bios, Character Pages, Parental Guide, Movie FAQs, Plot Synopsis)