INFOGRAPHIC: What Does Trade Have to Do with Your Favorite Movie?
The motion picture and TV industry is an iconic part of the American economy that is increasingly reaching audiences and markets around the entire globe. Although movies and TV shows aren’t often the first thing people think of when they think about U.S. trade policy, it’s our trade policy that facilitates the distribution of U.S. movies and TV shows in foreign markets and creates jobs here at home. In fact, over 70% of our industry’s theatrical revenue now comes from overseas, while at home, our industry generates a $13.4 billion positive services trade surplus and supports 1.9 million jobs. Completion of a meaningful TPP will allow our flourishing industry to continue expanding into some of the world’s largest and most important markets to continue to build on this American success story.
Take a look at the infographic below to see more on the link between trade, movies, and American jobs: