Motion Picture,TV & Video Production

Motion Picture,TV & Video Production

Overview

The 13,900 motion picture, TV, and video producers in the US produce a variety of video content, including movies, videos, TV programming, and commercials. Major revenue categories include domestic licensing rights; sales of copies of audio/visual works, international licensing rights; contract production services; and merchandise licensing. Movie and video production companies may specialize in a particular category, such as animation, commercials, films, music videos, or TV programming.

Delayed, Uneven Cash Flow

Productions incur the majority of expenses months to even years before realizing a single dollar of revenue.

Piracy

Video piracy is a growing problem, particularly internationally, where copyright protection is lax and illegal activity is more likely to go unnoticed.