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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.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Online sales will play a growing role in the industry’s success
  • Dwindling movie ticket sales have made it hard for producers to generate sales volumes
  • Producers will likely distribute more content to online channels rather than the box office
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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

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The size and reputation of a particular production company weighs heavily on the continued success of established major players, and both provide a significant advantage in acquiring desirable resources such as A-list actors or project financing. Large market players often have an advantage in securing big-name actors and financing based solely on name recognition. Also, large operators are also able to incur hefty marketing campaigns when advertising a film. Greater size also allows these companies to hire specialized managers and teams of editors, speeding up and improving the quality of the production process.

Vertical integration also gives large companies a competitive advantage against smaller studios that aspire to enter the industry. The.. ... 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 Technological change for Television Networks and Providers and Demand from movie theaters in the Movie & Video Production industry impact industry performance... 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)

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Technological change for Television Networks and Providers
  • Demand from movie theaters
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Total advertising expenditure
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Current Performance
  • Inundation and collapse of 3D films
  • Technology and the global marketplace
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • The internet and industry structure
  • State budgetary changes hamper growth
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Movie & Video Production Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Movie & Video Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    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 films
  • Comedy films
  • Drama films
  • Thriller/suspense films
  • Other films
  • Chart: Movie & Video Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Consumer disposable income and film reception
  • Technology and funding
  • Major Markets
  • Domestic distributors of feature films, short films and others
  • International distributors of feature films, short films and others
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Movie & Video Production Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Movie & Video Production
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Movie & Video Production Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    The Walt Disney Company
    21st Century Fox
    Comcast Corporation
    Viacom Inc.
  • Table: The Walt Disney Company - financial performance
  • Table: 21st Century Fox - financial performance
  • Table: Comcast Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Viacom Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Movie & Video Production Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Per capita disposable income (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Movie & Video Production market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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