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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: 62,149
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
2,030 producers and directors
1,290 writers and authors
Notable creators who hail from Virginia:
Chris Brown, singer
Wayne Newton, singer/entertainer
Constance Wu, actor
The top 5 Virginia daily newspapers by circulation are
The Virginian-Pilot, Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times, Daily Press
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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