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Film industry

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The film industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in producing, or producing and distributing motion pictures, videos, television programs.


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Definition of Film Industry

The film industry consists of the technological and commercial institutions of filmmaking: i.e. film production companies, film studios, cinematography, film production, screenwriting, pre-production, post production, film festivals, distribution; and actors, film directors and other film personnel.

Though the expense involved in making movies almost immediately led film production to concentrate under the auspices of standing production companies, advances in affordable film making equipment, and expansion of opportunities to acquire investment capital from outside the film industry itself, have allowed independent film production to evolve.

History of Industry

In 1885, George Eastman develops recording material made of sensitized paper, coated with gelatin emulsion called film...

Growth Patterns within Industry

  • Demand for products generated by film industry
  • Per Household Consumption

Characteristics of Industry

  • Distribution Patterns and Traditional Channels
  • Regulation and control within the film industry
  • Typical Promotional Activity
  • Geographical Characteristics
  • Profit Patterns of films

Macro-Environmental Scan

  • Demographic Environment
  • Economic Environment
  • Political/Legal Environment
  • Societal/Cultural Environment
  • Technological Influences
  • Competitive Environment
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