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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Motion Picture & Video Industries


Overview: the U.S. Motion Picture & Video Industries Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?


Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Motion Picture & Video Industries: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)


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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis



Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.



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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Motion Picture & Video Industries industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Advertising Revenues

Admissions To Feature Film Exhibitions (Exclude State And Local Taxes.)

Admissions To Feature Films - Domestic Films

Admissions To Feature Films - Foreign Films

Licensing Of Domestic Rights To Distribute Audiovisual Works

Licensing Of Domestic Rights To Distribute - Motion Picture Films

Licensing Of Domestic Rights To Distribute - Television Programming

Licensing Of Domestic Rights To Distribute - Other Audiovisual Works

Licensing Of Domestic Rights To Exhibit, Broadcast, Or Rent Feature Films (Include ""Revenue-Sharing"" Agreements.)

Licensing Of Domestic Rights To - Exhibit Feature Films

Licensing Of Domestic Rights To - Broadcast Feature Films On Television

Licensing Of Domestic Rights To - Rent Feature Films To The Home Video Market

Licensing Of Domestic Rights To Broadcast Or Rent Television And Cable Programming (Include ""Revenue-Sharing"" Agreements.)

Licensing Of Domestic Rights To - Broadcast Television Or Cable Programming (Television Program Rights)

Licensing Of International Rights To Distribute Audiovisual Works

Licensing Of International Rights To Distribute - Motion Picture Films

Licensing Of International Rights To Distribute - Television Programming

Licensing Of International Rights To Exhibit, Broadcast, Or Rent Audiovisual Works (Include ""Revenue-Sharing"" Agreements.)

Licensing Of International Rights To Exhibit, Broadcast, Or Rent - Motion Picture Films

Licensing Of International Rights To Exhibit, Broadcast, Or Rent - Television Programming

Contract Production Services For Audiovisual Works

Contract Production Services - Motion Picture Films

Contract Production Services - Television Programming

Contract Production Services - Commercials

Contract Production Services - Other Audiovisual Works

Outright Sale Of Audiovisual Works

Sale Of Copies Of Audiovisual Works To The Wholesale, Retail, And Rental Markets

Production Support Services For Audiovisual Works

Postproduction Services For Audiovisual Works

Postproduction Services For Audiovisual Works - Linear Editing

Postproduction Services For Audiovisual Works - Nonlinear Editing

Postproduction Services For Audiovisual Works - Compression And Digital Encoding

Postproduction Services For Audiovisual Works - Color Correction Services

Postproduction Services For Audiovisual Works - Visual Effects

Postproduction Services For Audiovisual Works - Animation

Audiovisual Works Sold Directly To The Consumer

Audiovisual Works Sold Directly To The Consumer - Download Of Electronic Media

Merchandise Licensing - Domestic And International

Postproduction Services For Audiovisual Works - Sound Editing And Design

Postproduction Services For Audiovisual Works - Sound Editing And Design - Sound Integration And Synchronization

Other Postproduction Services For Audiovisual Works

Motion Picture Film Laboratory Services

Motion Picture - Other Film Laboratory Services, Including Release Printing

Duplication And Copying Services For Audiovisual Works

Audiovisual Works - Duplication Of Masters

Meals And Beverages, Prepared And Served Or Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption

Rental Or Lease Of Goods And/Or Equipment

Rental Of Equipment For Motion Picture And Video Production (Include Cameras, Lighting, Sound Recording Equipment.)

Resale Of Merchandise

Resale Of Merchandise - Packaged Food And Beverages

All Other Receipts



U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Repairs
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Depletion
Domestic production activities deduction
Advertising
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Depreciation
Amortization
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
 
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics




Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Motion Picture & Video Industries company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Motion Picture & Video Industries industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Motion Picture & Video Industries measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.


Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.


Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.



Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 3%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 41%
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers 19%
Actors, Producers, and Directors 18%
Actors 9%
Producers and Directors 9%
Media and Communication Equipment Workers 12%
Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators and Editors 7%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 12%
Food and Beverage Serving Workers 11%
Fast Food and Counter Workers 10%
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 9%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 15%
Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers 13%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 11%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 11%
Sales and Related Occupations 7%
Retail Sales Workers 5%
Cashiers 5%
Cashiers 5%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Motion Picture & Video Industries Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Innovation News

  • Warner Bros. Entertainment trademarks "WIZARDING WORLD" - Online social networking services; providing online social networking services via a website on the Internet; Internet-based social networking services allowing users to communicate and share, store, transmit, view, and download text, images, audio and video content, and other multimedia materials - 03/02/2018
  • DTS patents Transform-based Audio Codec And Method With Subband Energy Smoothing - 03/01/2018
  • Lionsgate Entertainment trademarks "DEPLOY AND DESTROY" - Audio and visual recordings featuring and promoting games and other entertainment properties; cases, covers, and sleeves for electronic apparatus - 02/24/2018
  • Tippett Studio patents Computer System For Storing And Managing Digital Assets Using Virtual Repositories For Flexible Redirection Of References - 02/22/2018
  • Universal City Studios Productions LLLP trademarks "EVERMOIST" - Pre-recorded audio tapes, discs and cassettes, video tapes, discs and cassettes, digital audio and audio video tapes and discs, CDs, DVDs, laser discs, and phonograph records featuring music and entertainment? musical sound and video recordings? virtual reality game software? downloadable ring tones, music, mp3 files featuring music and music-related entertainment, graphics, images in the field of music and music-related entertainment, videos in the field of music and music-related entertainment and games for wireless communication devices? downloadable music, mp3 files featuring music and music-related entertainment, graphics, images in the field of music and music-related entertainment, videos in the field of music and music-related entertainment and computer games? computer game software, tapes, cartridges and cassettes? video game software, tapes, cartridges and cassettes? turntable slipmats? mouse pads? downloadable electronic publications in the nature of books, booklets, sheet music, magazines, journals, manuals, brochures, leaflets, pamphlets and newsletters, all in the field of music and music-related entertainment? downloadable mobile applications for use in connection with accessing, downloading, and streaming music, music-related entertainment, and downloadable electronic publications in the field of music and music-related entertainment - 02/16/2018
  • Universal City Studios Productions LLLP patents Actuatable Motion Base System - 02/15/2018
  • Here BE Dragons raises $14 million in funding. - 07/28/2017
  • Pixelogic Media Partners raises $15 million in funding. - 04/19/2017
  • Sherpa Digital Media raises $5 million in funding. - 03/27/2017




  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Warner Bros. Entertainment1913
    Universal City Studios Productions LLLP1840
    DTS135
    Sony Pictures Entertainment100

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • OWNZONES MAKES BIG LEAP FORWARD IN IMF ADVANCEMENTS, SPEEDING PAST ITS COMPETITORS AND OFFERING DISRUPTIVE PRICING - This helps improve the quality and reduces the number of hours it takes to transcode and Quality Control a video. In November ... and technology solutions for the motion picture, television and digital entertainment industries. With a robust slate of ... (01/03/2018)
    • BuzzFeed Motion Pictures Needs to Unionize ASAP - Earlier this week, Ze Frank—the leader of BuzzFeed’s burgeoning video empire, BuzzFeed Motion Pictures—issued a public memo to ... In the television and film industries—both of which BFMP is aiming to usurp—pay is standardized. (06/24/2016)
    • 2016 CHINA-US MOTION PICTURE SUMMIT IN CHINA - Los Angeles – January 5, 2016 – The prestigious China Media Culture Promotion Association (CMCPA) and the Beijing Film Academy are proud to announce the inaugural 2016 China-US Motion ... pictures as well as television, digital/mobile products, video ... (01/11/2016)
    • Vice and BuzzFeed: How Very Different Companies Came to Play the Same Game - Vice and BuzzFeed ... lucrative video platform. Movies, meanwhile, set a 2013 box office record for revenue. BuzzFeed's funding news coincided with its announcement that the company's video unit would now be known as BuzzFeed Motion Pictures. (08/11/2014)
    • D.C. Names ‘From The Rough’ Director Pierre Bagley New Motion Picture & Television Development Office Chief - As the troubled film he directed now officially in release, after a lengthy development, Pierre Bagley has assumed the position of Director of the DC Office of Motion Picture and Television ... television, video, photography and other multimedia projects. (05/19/2014)
    • U.S. copyright industries add $1 trillion to GDP - The economic contributions of U.S. copyright industries ... of U.S. industries engaged in the creation and distribution of computer software, video games, books, newspapers, periodicals and journals, as well as motion pictures, music, radio and television ... (11/19/2013)
    • Research and Markets: 2013 U.S. Motion Picture & Video Distribution Industry - Industry & Market Report - The U.S. Motion Picture & Video Distribution Industry-Industry & Market Report, published annually , contains timely ... of establishment (9 categories), and estimates on up to 10 sub-industries, including film exchange services, video distribution ... (04/29/2013)
    • Full Sail graduates, faculty members honored at 23rd annual Crystal Reel Awards - The annual award ceremony, presented by the Florida Motion Picture & Television Association, recognizes achievements in the Florida motion picture, digital media, television and audio recording industries ... Produced Short Film/Video; C.A. Barrow ... (11/20/2012)
    • MPAA's Chris Dodd to Address Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Conference - will address the impact of digital content theft at the upcoming Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Annual Technical Conference & Exposition. "The movie and the TV industries aren’t just about big studios and stars. More than 2.2 ... (09/27/2011)
    • Hollywood Rallies Against California's Anti-Video Game Law - A range of entertainment trade groups – including the Motion Picture ... though the video game trade association the ESA already has ESRB ratings. "The fundamental lesson of the movie rating system," argues the brief by the Motion Picture Association ... (09/18/2010)


    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $48,349,028 on Motion Picture & Video Industries. It has awarded 1,113 contracts to 239 companies, with an average value of $202,297 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount



    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Motion Picture & Video Industries to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Meals & Bev, Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Motion Picture & Video IndustriesOpportunity/Threat
    Movie Theaters Competing industry
    Movie Theaters Competing industry
    Amusement & Theme Parks Competing industry
    Golf Courses & Country Clubs Competing industry
    Casinos Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Meals & Bev, Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption are less than those from Motion Picture & Video Industries. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Meals & Bev, Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Meals & Bev, Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption Product Sales Report



    Postproduction Services For Av Works - Sound Editing & Design
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Motion Picture & Video IndustriesOpportunity/Threat
    Video Postproduction Services Competing industry
    Teleproduction & Other Postproduction Services Competing industry
    Sound Recording & Audio Production Studios Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Postproduction Services For Av Works - Sound Editing & Design are less than those from Motion Picture & Video Industries. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Postproduction Services For Av Works - Sound Editing & Design sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Postproduction Services For Av Works - Sound Editing & Design Product Sales Report



    Rental Or Lease Of Goods And/Or Equipment
    Rental Or Lease Of Goods And/Or Equipment Product Sales Report