That's showbiz: New digital players may pose a threat to major traditional studios

The Movie and Video Production industry has grown moderately over the five years to 2017, benefiting from steady demand for entertainment but challenged by disruption to its traditional distribution channels. Box office sales have grown sluggishly, mainly as a result of higher ticket prices rather than increased attendance. Studios are placing bigger bets on action movies, especially in on-trend genres such as superhero films, which bring both domestic consumers to theaters and have staying power in foreign markets. The focus on blockbusters has improved profit over the past five years. However, in the coming years it will make studios more vulnerable to profit losses, given the fast-changing nature of consumer tastes...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$44bn
Annual Growth 12-17
2.5%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
92,488
Businesses
10,342
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry’s business model has shifted, as studios prioritize blockbusters and increasingly rely on foreign distribution
  • Seven major studios control more than four-fifths of total industry revenue
  • Consumer tastes are fickle, making the success of any one film exceedingly unpredictable
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Action and adventure Over the past five years, major motion picture production has generally consolidated within a few select genres that studios have determined to be the most likely to generate significant returns on investment. Action and adventure movies have come to dominate the industry's releases for this exact reason, and many of these movies are intended to be major summer or holiday blockbusters. Combined, action and adventure films are expected to generate 39.2% of revenue in 2017. These films tend to rely heavily on special effects, which provides an incentive for consumers to spend extra money to see them at theaters. In ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Movie & Video Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Movie & Video Production Industry are

  • Effective cost controls
  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Ability to manage external (outsourcing) contracts
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from movie theaters and Per capita disposable income in the Movie & Video Production industry impact industry performance..

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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 and products produced for the television, such as TV shows and made-for-television movies.

    Industry Products
  • Action and adventure
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Thriller/suspense
  • Other genres
  • Industry Activities
  • Creating a timeline of production for film and video and ensuring that timelines are met
  • Seeking financing for film and video productions
  • Producing film and video programming
  • Publicizing film and video productions
  • Distributing film and video (if the company is also involved in all of the above)
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from movie theaters
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Total advertising expenditure
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Slow box office sales
  • Major studio dominance
  • Profit gains
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Big blockbuster bets
  • Digital threats
  • Foreign opportunities
  • Table: Movie & Video Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Movie & Video Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Movie & Video Distribution
  • Movie Theaters
  • Video Postproduction Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Celebrity & Sports Agents
  • Market Research
  • Performers & Creative Artists
  • Promotional Products

  • Products & Services
  • Action and adventure
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Thriller/suspense
  • Other genres
  • Other
  • Chart: Movie & Video Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Consumer disposable income and film reception
  • Technology and funding

  • Major Markets
  • Foreign distribution
  • Other domestic distribution
  • Domestic box office
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Movie & Video Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Movie & Video Production

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal Competition
  • External Competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Movie & Video Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Walt Disney CoNBCUniversal Media LLC21st Century FoxTime Warner Inc.Sony Corporation
  • Table: Walt Disney Co - financial performance
  • Table: NBCUniversal Media LLC - financial performance
  • Table: 21st Century Fox - financial performance
  • Table: Time Warner Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Sony Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Movie & Video Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Movie & Video Production Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Blu-Ray
  • An optical disc format designed to display high-definition video and store large amounts of data.
  • Feature Film
  • A full-length film or film longer than one hour.
  • In-House
  • When production duties are performed within a movie studio instead of being contracted to other companies.
  • Offshore
  • The relocation of a company's business process, such as manufacturing or accounting, from one country to another, whether the work is outsourced or stays within the company.
  • Ultraviolet (Uv)
  • A format that can involve a disc, or, alternatively, a download, that enables users to collect and access audiovisual content.
  • Vertical Integration
  • Owning different parts of the supply chain, either in the form of forward integration (owning upstream suppliers) or backward integration (owning downstream buyers).
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