Film & Video
Companies in this industry produce and/or distribute movies, videos, TV shows, or commercials; exhibit movies; or provide post-production services. In the US, major companies include NBCUniversal (owned by Comcast), Time Warner (owned by AT&T), Disney, and Viacom. Major companies outside the US include Germany's Bertelsmann and ProSiebenSat.1 Media, as well as France's Vivendi.
Total global spending on entertainment and media (including film, television, internet, radio, publishing, and video games) is about $1.9 trillion, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. Internationally, the major US-based studios continue to dominate film and video markets. The US is the world's largest box-office market, followed by China, Japan, UK, and India. Growth is being driven primarily by the Asia/Pacific region.
The US film and video industry includes about 22,000 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $67 billion.
Movie theaters and the production and distribution of motion pictures and television programs are included in the industry and are also discussed in separate profiles. Radio and television broadcasting and cable and other television networks, which are not included in the industry, are covered separately.
Demand is driven by consumer spending and leisure time. The profitability of individual companies depends on creativity, marketing, and distribution. Large companies have advantages in financing, wide distribution networks, and marketing expertise. Small companies can compete successfully by focusing on special topics, niche audiences, or non-mainstream TV channels. The US industry is concentrated: the top 50 companies account for about 70% of revenue.
The film and video industry competes with other forms of leisure activity, including sports, hobbies, concerts, amusement parks, and video games.
Products, Operations & Technology
Licensing of rights for exhibit, broadcast, rental, and distribution of film and video accounts for about half of industry revenue. Movie ticket sales
Sales & Marketing
Finance & Regulation
Regional & International Issues
Also includes the following chapters:
Quarterly Industry Update
Trends and Opportunities
Call Preparation Questions
Glossary of Acronyms