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The introduction of the 2007 Standard Industrial Classifications makes possible a more detailed breakdown of the sector, as shown in Tables 20.2 and 20.3. This gives a view of film production and distribution separately from video production and distribution, and confirms that film production and distribution make up the majority of the sector. In 2013, film, video and TV post-production activity represented 22% of companies and 19% of turnover. Table 20.2 Number of film and video companies by sub-sector, 2013 Sub-sector Number of companies % of total Film production 5,450 53.0 Video production 1,905 18.5 Film, video and TV post-production* 2,240 21.8 Film distribution 395 3.8 Video distribution 75 0.7 Film exhibition 215 2.1 Total 10,280 100.0 Source: Office for National Statistics Notes: Data as at March 2013. * Companies in the post-production sector usually work on films, commercials, videos and television programmes, and therefore have a combined statistical classification. Percentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding. Although film distributors represented less than 4% of the companies, in 2013 they accounted for over one fifth (21%) of the total film industry turnover (Table 20.3). This reflects the dominant position of the UK subsidiaries of the major Hollywood studios in the film value chain. Table 20.3 Turnover of film and video companies by sub-sector, 2013 Sub-sector Turnover (£ 000) % of total Film production 2,760,227 36.9 Video production 263,009 3.5 Film, video and TV post-production* 1,434,894 19.2 Film distribution 1,579,168 21.1 Video distribution 180,001 2.4 Film exhibition 1,261,656 16.9 Total 7,478,955 100.0 Source: Office for National Statistics Notes: Data as at March 2013. * Companies in the post-production sector usually work on films, commercials, videos and television programmes, and therefore have a combined statistical classification. 20.2 Size distribution of film companies The size distribution of film companies is shown in Tables 20.4 to 20.7. In all sectors apart from film exhibition, the majority of companies were very small with turnover less than £250,000 per year. 214 – BFI Statistical Yearbook 2014


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