The bigger picture: Strong investment is expected to drive growth over the coming years

The Motion Picture Production industry covers all businesses that produce films in the United Kingdom. These can be anything from big budget feature films to advertising and training films. The industry is characterised by significant volatility, which is largely influenced by the pattern and size of investments in the production of feature films in the United Kingdom. Other factors that can affect the success of industry operators are the exchange rate between the US dollar and the pound, film tax incentives and credit availability. Developments in film production and creative developments worldwide also affect the industry.Over the five years through 2017-18, industry revenue is expected to expand at a compound annual rate of 3.5% to £3 billion, including growth of 3.3%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£3bn
Annual Growth 13-18
3.5%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
21,300
Businesses
8,538

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The availability of tax incentives has supported inward investment and propelled revenue
  • The number of feature films beginning production in the United Kingdom has risen significantly
  • The BFI’s new five-year investment plan is expected to support continued industry revenue growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Motion Picture Production industry is characterised by a low degree of concentration. IBISWorld estimates that the four largest firms in the industry will account for 36.3% of industry revenue in 2017-18. The UK production departments of the Big Six US studios are generally the largest operators in the industry, but these studios also frequently sign distribution contracts with smaller production studios. Although most films screen with a major studio title at the start, a film's development may be entirely or partly carried out by another studio or production company, with the major studio taking on a distribution role...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Motion Picture Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Motion Picture Production Industry are

  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Exchange rate - US dollar per pound and Demand from film, video and tv programme distribution in the Motion Picture Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Motion Picture Production Industry?

    Companies in this industry produce feature motion pictures. Activities may be carried out solely by a UK studio or producer or in conjunction with international studios as part of a co-production agreement. This industry excludes post-production activities such as editing, adding sound, subtitling, titling and adding special effects (IBISWorld report J59.120).

    Industry Products
  • Domestic features
  • Co-productions
  • Inward investment films
  • Other non-feature films
  • Industry Activities
  • Advertising film production
  • Animated film production
  • Feature film production
  • Training film production
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Exchange rate - US dollar per pound
  • Demand from film, video and tv programme distribution
  • Demand from television programming and broadcasting
  • Business capital expenditure
  • Demand from advertising agencies

  • Current Performance
  • Quick growth
  • Filming fluctuations
  • Exchange rate depreciation
  • A helping hand
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry assistance
  • International trade
  • Production capacity
  • Potential policies
  • Table: Motion Picture Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Motion Picture Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Film, Video & TV Programme Post-Production
  • Film, Video & TV Programme Distribution

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Catering Services
  • Film, Video & TV Programme Post-Production
  • Financial Leasing

  • Products & Services
  • Inward investment films
  • Other non-feature films
  • Domestic features
  • Co-productions
  • Chart: Motion Picture Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Domestic
  • United States
  • European Union
  • Other European countries
  • Rest of the world
  • Asia
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Motion Picture Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesContracting costsRent and utilitiesRoyaltiesDepreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Motion Picture Production

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Motion Picture Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    The Walt Disney Company Ltd, Time Warner Entertainment Limited, NBCUniversal, Inc,
  • Table: The Walt Disney Company Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Time Warner Entertainment Limited - financial performance
  • Table: NBCUniversal, Inc - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Motion Picture Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Motion Picture Production Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Co-Production
  • A film produced by two or more different production companies and covered by official government agreements.
  • Domestic Feature
  • A film largely produced in the United Kingdom or by UK film production companies.
  • Inward Investment
  • Foreign investment that is not tied to official bilateral agreements.
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