Changes in the film and cinema industry
Is the cinema industry which we are used to in Norway, about to disappear?
About the project
2013 was a memorable year for the Norwegian film and cinema institution. One hundred years after the legislation on public viewing was adopted and laid the formal basis for the special Norwegian film and cinema model, we see several ongoing changes in the industry. Does it mean that everything that made Norway a "different place" as far as film and cinema context is concerned, the so-called municipal film and cinema system, will disappear?
The project will study how changes in the ownership structure can affect film and cinema culture in Norway. The research question can be formulated as follows: What are the reasons for ownership changes in the Norwegian film and cinema industry, and what consequences will this have for the Norwegian public cinema and its offer for the audience?
The project will result in several publications, among them a book release with the preliminary title "The Norwegian film and cinema model change" . In addition, we will publish articles in Norwegian and international journals.
The project is ongoing until 31 December 2016.