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Movie, Film & Video Production – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 7810  |  NAICS 512100

The following guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Movie & Video Production  (view report)
Movie & Video Distribution  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Media Business Insight Limited
Screen International

Monthly trade journal and online resource features news, reviews, analysis, reports, and commentary for the international film industry, with online news sections including film production, financing, sales, distribution, exhibition, box office, video-on-demand, diversity, and hirings. Selected news articles are available free online, with print magazine edition and full online access available by paid subscription.

Nash Information Services, LLC
The Numbers

Comprehensive resource provides over 20 years of detailed data on the movie industry, and includes a custom report builder feature which allows users to analyze production companies and distributors by a range of criteria including production country, production company, production method, creative type, genre, domestic theatrical distributor, release month and year, and opening weekend box office.

Freedonia Group
Motion Pictures & Video: United States

Freedonia Focus market research report analyzes motion picture and video industry revenue trends, with data provided including historical and forecast revenue by source (e.g., motion picture licensing, television licensing, contract production, sale and rental, merchandise licensing, and other sources), and companies profiled including Comcast Corporation, The Walt Disney Co., and Time Warner Inc.

The Business Research Company
Film And Video Global Market Report

Market research study analyzes the film and video market on a global basis, with data provided in the study including historical and forecast revenue in U.S. dollars by global region and major country, and firms profiled in the report including Time Warner, Inc., Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc., Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., CBS Corporation, and The Walt Disney Studios.

Plunkett Research, Ltd.
Motion Picture, Movies, Films, TV Programming, and Video Production

Comprehensive report provides historical and forecast revenues for the U.S. market and includes in- depth profiles for the top ten companies in the industry, with companies profiled including Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., Walt Disney Studios, Universal Studios, inc., Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., and Fox Filmed Entertainment Inc.

Market Analysis

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Motion Picture & Video Producers and Distributors  Search for "5121" to see reports for specific types of operations
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

Movie & Video Production and Distribution
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of industry profit and expenses as a percentage of annual sales for companies that produce or produce and distribute film and video productions such as motion pictures, movies, videos, and TV programs and commercials for motion picture theaters, TV networks, cable TV channels, video-on-demand providers, and other exhibitors.

Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Motion Picture & Video Production

Free online service provides median salary, bonus, and hourly rate data for positions such as film/TV producer, film/TV associate producer, creative director, cinematographer, videographer, and film/TV editor, with employers for which salary or wage data is provided including Paramount Pictures Corp., NBCUniversal Media, LLC, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc., and Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Motion Picture & Video Industries

Annual employment and wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis for personnel employed by companies that produce and/or distribute film and video productions such as motion pictures, movies, videos, cable TV programs, and TV commercials for movie theaters, TV networks, cable TV channels, video-on-demand services, and other exhibitors.

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