List of Publicly Traded Movie Production and Distribution Companies Listed on U.S. Exchanges
Movie production companies are the companies that produce the movies that we enjoy in the theatre. After the movies have left the theatres, movie distributors distribute movies to the general public via numerous avenues including retail stores (Wal-Mart, Target, etc.), iTunes, Netflix, DVD, Blu-Ray, digital download and streaming. This process can go on indefinitely for a film depending on the demand for the film.
A couple of notes regarding these publicly traded companies. It is very common for a company that produces movies to also be involved in the distribution aspects of the industry. In addition, many movie production and distribution companies are also involved in television production and distribution as well.
Motion Picture and Film Production Companies: Large-Cap Stocks
Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) (Cable – XFINITY; NBC Universal – NBC, Telemundo, Universal Pictures, Universal Parks, Television Production and Television Stations)
Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOX) (Twentieth Century Fox Film, Twentieth Century Fox Television, FOX, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports, National Geographic Channels and STAR)
Viacom Inc. (VIA) (Paramount Pictures, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, SPIKE, TV Land and VH1)
Walt Disney Company (The) (DIS) (Disney, ABC, ESPN, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm)
Motion Picture and Film Production Companies: Mid-Cap Stocks
Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation (LGF) (The Hunger Games, Twilight, Divergent, Mad Men, Weeds, Nashville and Orange is the New Black)