The motion picture and television industry supported 8,327 direct jobs and 1,914 production-related jobs.
The software industry supported 49,092 direct jobs and 99,625 jobs in total.
Local television supported 33,040 jobs.
Local radio supported 19,920 jobs.
The app economy supported 106,940 jobs in the computing workforce.
$360.23 million in wages generated from the motion picture and television industry
$98.34 million earned by new media and internet creators.
In the local app economy, the average computing salary is $86,981.
State Economic Impact
Local software industry contributed $6.686 billion to U.S. GDP
Local television contributed $15.54 billion to U.S. GDP.
Local radio contributed $9.3 billion to U.S. GDP.
Copyright Registrations [2011-2017]
Total Registrations: 52,692
Visual Arts: 5,091
Performing Arts: 8,043
Sound Recordings: 10,294
Literary Works: 29,264
Creative Community By The Numbers
75 video gaming companies
4,375 music publishers and 15,943 songwriters
186 local commercial radio stations
26 local commercial television stations
73 newspaper publications
3,000 graphic designers
Notable creators who hail from the state of Arizona:
Emma Stone, actor
Chester Bennington, singer
Alice Cooper, singer
Dierks Bentley, singer
Stevie Nicks, singer/songwriter
Joe Jonas, singer
Lynda Carter, actor
Jordin Sparks, singer
Barbara Eden, actor
Jimmy Eat World, band
The top 5 daily Arizona newspapers by circulation are The Arizona Republic, Arizona Daily Star, East Valley Tribune, Yuma Sun, and The Daily Courier.
Parts of Alfred Hitchcock’s film, Pyscho, were filmed in Arizona
The Phoenix Art Museum is the largest art museum in the southwestern United States.
The Center for Creative Photography is located in Tuscon, Arizona and houses archives of the works of some of the most famous American photographers such as Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Frederick Sommer. There are over five million archival objects in the Center’s collections which include negatives, work prints, and other memorabilia. There are also currently more than 90,000 works by over 2,200 photographers.
Harkins Theatres, the movie theatre chain, is headquartered in Scottsdale.