NAICS 5 Digit Industry 51212

Industry 51212

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 51212 – Motion Picture and Video Distribution

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 51212: See industry description for NAICS 512120 below.

Industry Description of NAICS Code 512120: 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.

Cross-References for Industry 51212

What codes are similar to this industry that might be more applicable? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes that are similar to industry 51212. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Producing and distributing motion pictures and videos–are classified in Industry NAICS 512110, Motion Picture and Video Production;
  • Merchant wholesale distribution of blank video cassette tapes and discs–are classified in Industry NAICS 423690, Other Electronic Parts and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers;
  • Merchant wholesale distribution of prerecorded video cassette tapes and discs–are classified in Industry NAICS 423990, Other Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers;
  • Providing mass duplication and packaging of video tapes–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 334614, Software and Other Prerecorded Compact Disc, Tape, and Record Reproducing;
  • Providing motion picture footage (via film libraries) to producers–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 512199, Other Motion Picture and Video Industries;
  • Renting video tapes and discs to the general public–are classified in Industry NAICS 532230, Video Tape and Disc Rental; and
  • Selling video cassettes and discs to the general public–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 443142, Electronics Stores.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 51212

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with industry 51212. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • 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

Industry Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry (Where you are now), and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 51: Information
    • Subsector 512: Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
      • Industry Group 5121: Motion Picture and Video Industries
        • Industry 51212: Motion Picture and Video Distribution (Current Page)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 512120: Motion Picture and Video Distribution

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