Template:Infobox Movie/doc

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Usage

The infobox may be added by pasting the template as shown below into an article, typically at the top of an article above the lead section.

{{Infobox Movie
 | name           = 
 | image          = 
 | caption        = 
 | director       = 
 | producer       = 
 | writer         = 
 | screenplay     = 
 | story          = 
 | based on       = <!-- {{based on|title of the original work|writer of the original work}} -->
 | narrator       = 
 | starring       = 
 | music          = 
 | cinematography = 
 | editing        = 
 | studio         = 
 | distributor    = 
 | released       = <!-- {{Film date|Year|Month|Day|Location}} -->
 | runtime        = 
 | country        = 
 | language       = 
 | budget         = 
 | gross          = 
 | reference      = <!-- yes or no -->
}}

Parameters

All parameters are optional.

Parameter Explanation
name Insert the full common name of the film (defaults to {{PAGENAME}} if empty).
image image=Forrest Gump poster.jpg. See #Image for further guidelines.
caption Insert image caption, which should describe the type of image used.
director Insert the name(s) of the director(s). In addition, link each director to his/her appropriate article if possible.
producer Insert the name(s) of the producer(s). In addition, link each producer to his/her appropriate article if possible. Only producer credits should be included, not executive producers, associate producers, etc.
writer Insert the name(s) of the writer(s). This field is primarily used for films where the writer(s) are credited under "Written by". In addition, link each writer to his/her appropriate article if possible.
screenplay Insert the name(s) of the screenplay writer(s). Use this field instead of the normal writer field if films divide writing credits between screenplay and story writers. In addition, link each writer to his/her appropriate article if possible.
story Insert the name(s) of the story writer(s). Use this field instead of the normal writer field if films divide writing credits between screenplay and story writers. In addition, link each writer to his/her appropriate article if possible.
based on Insert the title of the source material and the name(s) of the source material writer(s). Use this field in conjunction with screenplay and story where applicable (i.e. "Screen story") if films are based on previously produced or published material, such as books, plays, articles, old screenplays etc. Use {{based on}} or similar formatting where possible. Do not use this field where the source material is ambiguous.
narrator Insert the name(s) of the narrator(s). In addition, link each narrator to his/her appropriate article if possible.
starring Insert the name(s) of the actor(s) who had major roles in the film. Separate multiple entries using {{Plainlist}}. In addition, link each actor to his/her appropriate article if possible. Do not add qualifiers such as "with" or "featuring", nor should punctuation or "and" be added as the line break acts as the text separator.
music Insert the name(s) of the composer(s) of original music. In addition, link each composer to his/her appropriate article if possible.
cinematography Insert the name(s) of the cinematographer(s). In addition, link each cinematographer to his/her appropriate article if possible.
editing Insert the name(s) of the editor(s). Listing "additional editors" and "supervising editors" may occasionally be appropriate, in which case add the tag "(add)" or "(sup)". Link each editor to his/her article if possible.
studio Insert the company that produced the film. In addition, link each company to its appropriate article if possible.
distributor Insert the company name(s) of the distributor(s). In addition, link each distributor to its appropriate article if possible.
released Insert only the most relevant release date(s) of the film. Use {{Film date}}. See #Release dates for additional guidelines.
runtime Insert an approximate time duration of the film in minutes. The BBFC website is a good resource - the running time is given to the second, so round it to the minute.
country Fill in the countries of production, as identified by a reliable source. Reliable databases exist (see BFI, AFI, or Variety) that list the production countries. If there is a conflict of information in various reliable sources, then list only the common published nations. Alternatively in the case of conflict, consider leaving this field blank and discussing the issue in the article.
When using the field, do not use flag icons, as this places an unnecessary emphasis on nationality.
language Insert the language primarily used in the film. Databases often give every language spoken within the film, even if they only reflect a few lines in the overall script. The BBFC website is a good resource for the main language used in the film. Only in rare cases of clearly bilingual or multilingual films, enter separate entries with a line break (<br />). In the case of a single language without any additional text, it will automatically link to the language article (and the film article will also be put automatically in the category concerned). In other cases, give the wikitext for the desired linked text.

Note: inserting "English" will not automatically link to English language.

budget Insert the approximate production budget of the film. This is the cost of the actual filming, and does not include marketing/promotional costs (i.e. advertisements, commercials, posters, etc). Budget figures can be found at Box Office Mojo and The-Numbers, with the later usually listing a mainstream website as the main source of the budget, such as the Los Angeles Times, Variety, etc. Such websites are preferred to cite as a reference, if possible. If there are conflicting estimates, do not cherry-pick; list each estimate either as an individual value or as a number range.
gross Insert the worldwide gross revenue accrued by the film. This information is available for most pictures at Box Office Mojo and The-Numbers. If worldwide gross is not available, then indicate which region has grossed that amount.

See also