512120 Motion Picture and Video Distribution

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in acquiring distribution rights and distributing film and video productions to motion picture theaters, television networks and stations, and exhibitors.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--
  • Producing and distributing motion pictures and videos--are classified in Industry 512110, Motion Picture and Video Production;
  • Merchant wholesale distribution of blank video cassette tapes and discs--are classified in Industry 423690, Other Electronic Parts and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers;
  • Merchant wholesale distribution of prerecorded video cassette tapes and discs--are classified in Industry 423990, Other Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers;
  • Providing mass duplication and packaging of video tapes and discs--are classified in U.S. Industry 334614, Software and Other Prerecorded Compact Disc, Tape, and Record Reproducing;
  • Providing motion picture footage (via film libraries) to producers--are classified in U.S. Industry 512199, Other Motion Picture and Video Industries;
  • Renting video tapes and discs to the general public--are classified in U.S. Industry 532282, Video Tape and Disc Rental; and
  • Selling video cassettes and discs to the general public--are classified in U.S. Industry 443142, Electronics Stores.
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512120 512120 512120  Animated cartoon distribution
512120 512120 512120  Film distribution agencies
512120 512120 512120  Film distribution, motion picture and video
512120 512120 512120  Film libraries, commercial distribution
512120 512120 512120  Motion picture distribution exclusive of production
512120 512120 512120  Motion picture film distributors
512120 512120 512120  Motion picture film libraries
512120 512120 512120  Tape distribution for television
512120 512120 512120  Television show syndicators