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The motion picture and television industry supported 198,203 direct jobs and 142,454 production-related jobs.
The software industry supported 494,856 direct jobs and 1,160,457 jobs in total.
Local television supported 193,260 jobs.
Local radio supported 114,730 jobs.
The app economy supported 708,000 jobs in the computing workforce.
$21.02 billion in wages generated from the motion picture and television industry.
$1.47 billion earned by new media and internet creators.
In the local app economy, the average computing salary is $108,125.
State Economic Impact
Local software industry contributed $124.688 billion to U.S. GDP.
Local television contributed $99.17 billion to U.S. GDP.
Local radio contributed $58.55 billion to U.S. GDP.
California’s music industry generated $38 billion to U.S. GDP.
Copyright Registrations [2011-2017]
Total Registrations: 823,102
Visual Arts: 210,660
Performing Arts: 328,496
Sound Recordings: 104,414
Literary Works: 179, 532
Creative Community By The Numbers
889 video gaming companies
95,353 music publishers and 191,917 songwriters
671 local commercial radio stations
91 local commercial television stations
453 newspaper publications
60+ book and education publishers
30,180 graphic designers
Notable creators who hail from the state of California:
George Takei, actor
Leonardo DiCaprio, actor
Tom Hanks, actor
Clint Eastwood, actor/director
Angelina Jolie, actor
Marilyn Monroe, actor
Kendrick Lamar, rapper
Snoop Dogg, rapper
Greta Gerwig, director
Kathryn Bigelow, director
Justin Lin, director
Nora Ephron, journalist, writer, filmmaker
Maxine Hong Kingston, author
Amy Tan, author
Steve Jobs, software developer
Ansel Adams, photographer
William Hanna, animator/director/cartoon artist
Rube Goldberg, cartoonist, sculptor, author
Bill Amend, cartoonist/creator of
Weird Al Yankovich, singer-songwriter, producer, author
Wesley Chan, Ted Fu, Philip Wang, filmmakers/YouTubers
These companies were headquartered or started here
Adobe Systems, software company
Apple Inc., software and technology company
Blizzard Entertainment, video game developer/publisher
Electronic Arts, video game company
Hewlett-Packard, software and technology company
Lionsgate, entertainment company
Live Nation, live entertainment company
Metro-Goldwyn Mayer, film and T.V. company
Netflix, film and T.V. streaming company
Paramount Pictures, film studio
Sony Pictures Entertainment, film studio
The top 5 California daily newspapers by circulation are the
Los Angeles Times
The San-Diego Union-Tribune
Orange County Register
, and the
San Francisco Chronicle.
California is home to KWG, KNX, and KCBS which are the sixth, seventh, and eighth oldest radio stations respectively in the United States.
UCLA’s Film & Television Archive is the second largest moving image archive in the United States and the world’s largest university-based media archive.
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