Survey of Service Industries: Film and Video Distribution (DIST)

Distribution location for film and video of establishment, status

Distribution location for film and video refers to whether the establishment's principle market for a specific audiovisual product is foreign or domestic. Motion picture and video distribution refers to acquiring distribution rights and distributing film and video productions to motion picture theatres, television networks and stations, and other exhibitors.

Establishment refers to the level at which accounting data required to measure production is available (principal inputs, revenues, salaries and wages). The establishment, as a statistical unit, is defined as the most homogeneous unit of production for which the business maintains accounting records from which it is possible to assemble all the data elements required to compile the full structure of the gross value of production (total sales or shipments, and inventories), the cost of materials and services, and labour and capital used in production.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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