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The Global Impact of Film and Television

May 31, 2017

Every May, America celebrates World Trade Month. First established by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as World Trade Week in 1935, for more than 80 years, this annual recognition has served as an important reminder of how critically important global trade is to our country’s economic success. 

Across industries – from agriculture and mining to IT and movies – open markets and robust international trade create high-quality American jobs, drive growth, and enhance U.S. global competitiveness. 

In fact, the U.S. film and television sector is one of our nation’s greatest exports, enjoyed by audiences across the globe.

Here’s a look at the industry’s global impact: