Movie & Video Production in the US: Market Research Report

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Movie & Video Production Market Research Report | NAICS 51211a | Jul 2016

It's a wrap: Studios will produce more blockbusters as production budgets expand

The Movie & Video Production market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Movie and Video Production industry grappled with mounting film production costs and dwindling theater attendance. Many movie producers increasingly invested in high-cost special effects in recent years, shifting the focus toward generating high ticket sales rather than increasing the number of dramas and comedies, which bring in comparatively small revenue. New distribution channels, particularly online content providers, will provide new opportunities for the industry; however, this will come at the expense of movie theater ticket sales, which historically generate very high profit margins for producers... purchase to read more

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The Movie and Video Production industry exhibits a moderate level of capital intensity, due to the significant costs associated with production gear, location shooting equipment and professional movie editing software. However, movie producers often rent shooting equipment for a fraction of its cost, which has helped limit the massive capital expenditures that would otherwise be necessary to produce major films. In 2016, for every dollar spent on labor, movie producers incur an estimated $0.15 in capital expenditures. Capital intensity has declined slightly over the past five years.

The industry still relies on highly skilled workers and artists in all facets of the production process, and talented employees are vital to plan, shoot, edit and distribute projects... purchase to read more


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What is the Movie & Video Production Industry?

Operators in this industry produce and distribute motion pictures and videos. This industry excludes third-party distributors and disc manufacturers, as well as products, such as television shows and made-for-television movies, aimed specifically toward television.

Industry Products
Action and adventure filmsComedy filmsDrama filmsThriller/suspense filmsOther films
Industry Activities
Creating a timeline of production for film and video and ensuring that timelines are metSeeking financing for film and video productionsProducing film and video programmingPublicizing film and video productionsDistributing film and video (if the company is also involved in all of the above)

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