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- The motion picture and television industry supported 12,329 direct jobs and 2,592 production related jobs.
- The software industry supported 183,209 direct jobs and 457,926 jobs in total.
- Local television supported 39,470 jobs.
- Local radio supported 26,150 jobs.
- The app economy supported 224,140 jobs in the computing workforce.
- $632.98 million in wages generated from the motion picture and television industry.
- $111.56 earned by new media and internet creators
- In the local app economy, the average computing salary is $102,773.
- State Economic Impact
- Local software industry contributed $29.570 billion to U.S. GDP.
- Local television contributed $19.22 billion to U.S. GDP.
- Local radio contributed $12.65 billion to U.S. GDP.
- U.S. Copyright Registrations [2011-2017]
- Total Registrations: 97,403
- Visual Arts Total: 7,472
- Performing Arts Total: 14,628
- Sound Recording Total: 13,154
- Literary Works:æ62,149
- Creative Community By the Numbers
- 37 video gaming companies
- 287 local commercial radio stations
- 27 local commercial television stations
- 6,014 music publishers and 26,868 songwriters
- 131 newspaper publications
- 20+ book and education publishers
- 4,920 graphic designers
- 1,030 photographers
- 2,030 producers and directors
- 3,590 editors
- 1,290 writers and authors
- Creative Spotlight
- Notable creators who hail from Virginia:
- Chris Brown, singer
- Wayne Newton, singer/entertainer
- Pharrell, singer/songwriter
- Constance Wu, actor
- The top 5 Virginia daily newspapers by circulation are The Virginian-Pilot, Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times, Daily Press, and The Free Lance-Star.
- Part of Dirty Dancing was filmed at the Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, Virginia.
- On January 7, 1786, Virginia enacted its first state copyright law.
- Mars, Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.
- Gannett Co., Inc., publisher of USA Today, headquartered McLean, Virginia.
- The Library of Congress’ Culpeper Packard facility houses the world’s largest collection of films, television programs, radio broadcasts, and sound recordings.
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