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NAICS Code 512120 Motion Picture and Video Distribution

The NAICS Code 512120 is described as
Motion Picture and Video Distribution
  • 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

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.

Establishments primarily engaged in-
· Producing and distributing motion pictures and videos-are classified in Industry 512110, Motion Picture and Video Production;
· Wholesaling video cassette tapes and discs-are classified in Industry 423690, Other Electronic Parts and Equipment Wholesalers;
· Providing mass duplication and packaging of video tapes-are classified in U.S. Industry 334612, Prerecorded Compact Disc (except Software), Tape, and Record Reproducing;
· Providing motion picture footage (via film libraries) to producers-are classified in U.S. Industry 512199, Other Motion Picture and Video Industries;
· Renting video tapes and discs to the general public-are classified in Industry 532230, Video Tape and Disc Rental; and
· Selling video cassettes and discs to the general public-are classified in Industry 451220, Prerecorded Tape, Compact Disc and Record Stores.


It belongs to the code group
NAICS Code 51212 Motion Picture and Video Distribution

To this Code "512120" belongs the sub codes
(No direct sub codes available)

The equivalent ISIC Code (Rev. 3.1) is
9211: Motion picture and video production and distribution
  Production et distribution de films cinématographiques et vidéo

The nearest NACE Code (Rev. 1.1) is
92.11: Film- und Videofilmherstellung - Film- und Videofilmhertellung
92.11: Motion picture and video production - Motion picture and video production
92.11: Production de films cinématographiques et de vidéo
92.11: Produzioni cinematografiche e di video
92.11: Produccion cinematografica y de video
92.11: Produktie van films en video's
92.11: Film- og videoproduktion

The equivalent CPC Code (Rev. 1.1) is
xxxx: No Code defined

Translation of the Code description
512120: Motion Picture and Video Distribution

Alternative Spellings (synonyms): Videos
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