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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.3 code 9211


Changes have been made to the original printed version. Check the Registry for details.
Last change: 4/9/1996


  • Tabulation Category: O - Other community, social and personal service activities
  • Division: 92 - Recreational, cultural and sporting activities
  • Group: 921 - Motion picture, radio, television and other entertainment activities
  • Class: 9211 - Motion picture and video production and distribution

Explanatory note

This class includes the production of theatrical and non-theatrical motion pictures, whether on film or on video tape, for direct projection in theatres or for broadcasting on television. It usually involves production in a motion picture studio or in special laboratories for animated films or cartoons. The products may be full-length theatrical films, documentaries, shorts, etc., for public entertainment, for advertising, education, training and news information as well as religious pictures, animated cartoons of any kind, etc. Also included are auxiliary activities on a fee or contract basis such as film editing, cutting, dubbing, etc.
Distribution of motion pictures and video tapes to other industries but not to the general public is also classified here. This involves the sale or rental of movies or tapes to other industries, as well as activities allied to the distribution of films and video tapes such as film and tape booking, delivery, storage, etc.

Exclusions: Film duplicating as well as audio and video tape reproduction from master copies except standard motion picture film are classified in class 2230 (Reproduction of recorded media).
Retail trade of tapes is classified in the appropriate class of group 523 (Other retail trade of new goods in specialized stores) or 525 (Retail trade not in stores).
Renting of tapes to the general public and renting of scenery and costumes are classified in class 7130 (Renting of personal and household goods n.e.c.).
Film processing other than for the motion picture industry is classified in class 7494 (Photographic activities).
Agency activities are classified in class 7499 (Other business activities n.e.c.).
Production of films or tapes normally produced in television studios is classified in class 9213 (Radio and television activities).
Activities of own account actors, cartoonists, directors, consultants and other technical specialists, etc., are classified in class 9214 (Dramatic arts, music and other arts activities).

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