Rolling out the red carpet: Government support for the industry boosts revenue growth

The Motion Picture and Video Production industry has performed well over the past five years. The introduction of financial incentives for film and TV production from the Federal Government boosted industry revenue over the period. These incentives include cost rebates for domestic film and TV productions, rebates on the shooting of film and TV projects within Australia, and rebates for post-production work in Australia regardless of where the project was shot. Government rebates have encouraged overseas producers to shoot several large projects in Australia over the past five years, such as Mad Max: Fury Road and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Industry revenue is projected to increase at an annualised 3.3% over the five years through 2016-17, to $2.6 billion...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth 12-17
3.3%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
17,355
Businesses
5,717
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry relies heavily on demand from advertising agencies for commercial productions
  • Greater government rebates and foreign investment in the industry have increased employment
  • Digital technologies are expected to reduce filmmaking costs over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Motion Picture and Video Production industry depends on demand from downstream markets, including broadcast TV, cinemas and advertising agencies. Demand for TV production work is steady compared with production work on high-budget feature films, which varies from year to year. Thus, feature film work is the primary contributor to the industry’s revenue volatility. Industry revenue dropped significantly over 2010-11 as the number of films produced by the industry contracted in the wake of the financial crisis, although revenue recovered over 2011-12. The film production segment benefits from ongoing government support, enhanced tax incentives, and the ability to incorporate international co-production treaties with various major film producing countries. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Motion Picture and Video Production Industry

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

  • Access to quality personnel management
  • Having a high prior success rate
  • Having an effective performance monitoring system
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from television broadcasting and Demand from cinemas in the Motion Picture and Video Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Motion Picture and Video Production Industry?

    Companies in this industry produce motion pictures, videos, TV shows and commercials. A range of media is used to record and store these productions, including analogue and digital visual media such as film or video (including DVD and Blu-ray).

    Industry Products
  • TV programs
  • Feature films
  • Commercials
  • Other production content
  • Production services
  • Industry Activities
  • Feature film and motion picture production
  • TV program production
  • TV commercial production
  • Video production
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from television broadcasting
  • Demand from cinemas
  • Demand from motion picture and video distribution
  • Government funding for heritage and arts
  • Total minutes of TV watched

  • Current Performance
  • On the world stage
  • Government funding
  • Downstream demand
  • Technological innovations
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Technological developments
  • Industry competition
  • Table: Motion Picture and Video Production Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Motion Picture and Video Distribution
  • Cinemas
  • Free-to-Air Television Broadcasting
  • Pay Television
  • Advertising Agencies

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Photographic Film Processing
  • Sound Recording Studios
  • Video Post-Production Services

  • Products & Services
  • TV programs
  • Feature films
  • Production services
  • Commercials
  • Other production content
  • Other
  • Chart: Motion Picture and Video Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Free-to-air TV broadcasters
  • Film studios and distributors
  • Other markets
  • Pay TV broadcasters
  • Advertising agencies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Motion Picture and Video Production Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Motion Picture and Video Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Motion Picture and Video 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 and Video Production Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Completion Guarantor
  • A type of insurance for investors to ensure a film will be completed. An agreement is made between a completion guarantor and the production company to guarantee timely delivery.
  • Producer Offset
  • A tax incentive to encourage Australian content in films, programs and other productions.
  • Telefilm
  • A feature-length film made to be screened on TV only, and usually commissioned by a TV network.
  • Video Podcast
  • A video file with audio commentary made available for download via the internet.
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