SIC CODE 7822 - Motion Picture and Video Tape Distribution

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Establishments primarily engaged in the distribution (rental or sale) of theatrical and nontheatrical motion picture films or in the distribution of video tapes and disks, except to the general public.


SIC Code 7822 - Motion Picture and Video Tape Distribution is a final level code of the “Services” Division. There are 382 companies classified in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 2,819 people.

Industry Examples

Common types of examples within SIC Code 7822 - Motion Picture and Video Tape Distribution are:

  • Film exchanges, motion picture
  • Motion picture distribution, exclusive of production
  • Rental of motion picture film
  • Tape distribution for television
  • Tapes, video, recorded - wholesale
  • Video tapes, recorded - wholesale


For some business types, there may be a similar industry to SIC Code 7822 - Motion Picture and Video Tape Distribution that is a better classification match. Establishments engaged in both distribution and production are classified in Industry 7812. Establishments primarily engaged in renting video tapes and disks to the general public are classified in Industry 7841, and those engaged in the sale of video tapes and disks to individuals for personal or household use are classified in Retail Trade, Industry 5735.

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Extended SIC Code Categories for SIC 7822

For business marketing and targeting, SIC Codes have been extended to provide more specific classifications within SIC Code 7822 – Motion Picture and Video Tape Distribution. Extended SIC Codes are being continuously updated to reflect the current business environment.

6-digit SIC

  • 782201 Television Program Distributors
  • 782202 Motion Picture Film-Distrs & Exchs
  • 782203 Newsreels

7-digit SIC

  • 7822001 Motion Picture & Video Tape Distribution
  • 7822002 Motion Picture Distribution
  • 7822003 Video Tapes, Recorded-Wholesale
  • 7822004 Television & Video Tape Distribution
  • 7822005 Film Exchange Services
  • 7822006 Television Program Distributors
  • 7822007 Film Exchange For Television-Motion Picture
  • 7822008 Motion Picture Film-Distrs & Exchs
  • 7822009 Newsreels
  • 7822010 Film Exchange, Motion Picture
  • 7822011 Film Rental Services
  • 7822012 Film Rental For Television-Motion Picture
  • 7822013 Film Rental, Motion Picture
  • 7822014 Television-Motion Picture-Distribution
  • 7822015 Television Tape Distribution
  • 7822016 Production-Motion Picture-Distribution

8-digit SIC

  • 78220000 Motion Picture And Tape Distribution
  • 78220100 Film Exchange Services
  • 78220101 Film Exchange, For Television: Motion Picture
  • 78220102 Film Exchange, Motion Picture
  • 78220200 Film Rental Services
  • 78220201 Film Rental, For Television: Motion Picture
  • 78220202 Film Rental, Motion Picture
  • 78220300 Motion Picture Distribution
  • 78220301 Distribution, Exclusive Of Production: Motion Picture
  • 78220302 Distribution, For Television: Motion Picture
  • 78220400 Television And Video Tape Distribution
  • 78220401 Television Tape Distribution
  • 78220402 Video Tapes, Recorded: Wholesale