NAICS Code 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: classified in Industry 512110, Motion Picture and Video Production
  • Merchant wholesale distribution of blank video cassette tapes and discs: classified in Industry 423690, Other Electronic Parts and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
  • Merchant wholesale distribution of prerecorded video cassette tapes and discs: classified in Industry 423990, Other Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
  • Providing mass duplication and packaging of video tapes: 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: classified in U.S. Industry 512199, Other Motion Picture and Video Industries
  • Renting video tapes and discs to the general public: classified in Industry 532230, Video Tape and Disc Rental
  • Selling video cassettes and discs to the general public: classified in U.S. Industry 443142, Electronics Stores.

Industries Included

  • Animated cartoon distribution
  • Film distribution agencies
  • Film distribution, motion picture and video
  • Film libraries, commercial distribution
  • Motion picture distribution exclusive of production
  • Motion picture film distributors
  • Motion picture film libraries
  • Tape distribution for television
  • Television show syndicators

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