A movie, also known as a movie trailer, short film, video short or home video, is an artistic work of visual art employing moving pictures to simulate real experiences which communicate emotions, themes, representations, beauty, or setting. Movie trailers are made to promote a movie or an upcoming movie. The movie trailer is made to entertain and provide information to viewers about the movie. The purpose of movie trailers is to create public interest in the movie itself.


The movie industry is one of the most profitable industries in the world. Movie production involves a number of creative people from all walks of life who are dedicated to making movies. In the United States, the movie industry is controlled by two major film producing companies, Disney and Warner Bros. Both companies own and manage the majority of domestic and international theaters. They also own and operate the major motion picture distribution channels in the United States. Disney and Warner Bros. each have a number of motion picture franchises, including the popular Harry Potter franchise, as well as some successful international franchises.

Film producing companies in the United States are based in Hollywood, California, and surround themselves with a small number of local middle-market movie production companies. Most independent film projects are created in the small towns and cities around theaters where the filmmakers reside. The motion pictures studios make their money back from ticket sales, VHS re-sale, foreign box office receipts, and television advertising. Some movies that are produced domestically are distributed by companies in Canada and some foreign countries.

Feature films are often classified as motion pictures and are developed for the motion picture industry by independent producers and studios. Features may be produced for television or movie release. Many feature films are directed by big budget producers and produced on a small budget. A feature film can be either a commercial or a romantic film directed by a big name star.

Independent films are usually made for artistic reasons or to be distributed free to movie theaters by an independent producer. Independent films are not often classified as motion pictures. In contrast, independent films are often used as short films at film festivals. Independent films are often used as part of the promotion for a film festival. There are a number of independent film festival events throughout the world each year.

A Spanish speaking film called ta y en eo (meaning “that’s enough”) was made and released in cinemas in Spain and France in 1998. The film was directed by Jose Maria Machado. The plot of the film is simple, but it is about a father who has lost his job and decides to take his family on a vacation instead. On their way, they encounter an execution and are later told that their father was a political prisoner. The movie ended with the father having to sell his daughter into slavery for twenty years in order to pay off his debts.