Report shows shift in revenues away from rightsholders

A report on the music industry, co-authored by Dr. Terje Gaustad, shows that earnings has shifted from rightsholders to retailers following the introduction of digital outlets like Spotify and YouTube. The report was commissioned by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture from BI Norwegian Business School’s Centre for Creative Industries and Menon Economics. The full report is available here (in Norwegian only).

Dr. Terje Gaustad speaks at Inside Telecom Conference

At the Inside Telecom Conference in Strömstad, Sweden, on May 8, 2018, Vanquish Alliance CEO/Chairman Dr. Terje Gaustad spoke about the new streaming economy. He discussed developments in the film- and TV-industries’ value systems, and focused on implication for telecoms companies.

Dr. Terje Gaustad delivers government report on film- and TV-industries

On February 5, 2018, Dr. Terje Gaustad handed over his report on the economy of the film- and TV-industries to Norway’s Minister of Culture, Trine Skei Grande. The report, which was commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, was written in collaboration with BI Norwegian Business School’s Centre for Creative Industries, the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo, and Menon Economics. A summary is available here.


Dr. Terje Gaustad speaks in Haugesund

At the Norwegian International Film Festival’s film policy conference in Haugesund on August 22, 2016, Vanquish Alliance CEO/Chairman Dr. Terje Gaustad spoke about alternative paths for the growth of the national film industry, focusing on those that are not dependent on increased subsidies.

Haugesund 2016

Dr. Terje Gaustad speaks at TIFF opening

Vanquish Alliance CEO/Chairman Dr. Terje Gaustad will speak at the opening conference of Tromsø Internationtional Film Festival on January 12, 2015. The topic of his speech is structural strategies for growth and private investments. Other speakers include PACT CEO John McVay, Olsberg SPI Chairman Jonathan Olsberg, and Norway’s Minister of Culture Thorhild Widvey.

Report shows consolidation and stronger economies

A study lead by Vanquish Alliance CEO/Chairman Dr. Terje Gaustad shows that the Norwegian production sector is more consolidated than previously assumed, and that the leading producers enjoy stronger economies for both their projects and companies. In the six-year period studied these producers represented less than a third of the active production companies, but accounted for two thirds of the national production and 85 percent of the total cinema admissions to national movies.

The study was carried out in collaboration with Menon Business Economics and Dr. Donatella De Paoli for The Norwegian Film and TV Producers’ Association.

Dr. Terje Gaustad delivers keynote speech on industry structure and competition

Vanquish Alliance CEO/Chairman Dr. Terje Gaustad delivered a keynote speech at the BI Norwegian Business School’s seminar on new film policy in Oslo on September 15, 2014.

In his address Dr. Gaustad commented on a call for policy measures to improve production economies made in a recent report to the Norwegian government’s Ministry of Culture. Drawing on competitive and structural analysis he explained the current situation and identified shortcomings in the solutions suggested by the report.

Dr. Terje Gaustad delivers keynote speech on digital consumption

Vanquish Alliance CEO/Chairman Dr. Terje Gaustad will be delivering a keynote speech at the Danish Arts Council’s conference “How Can We Improve?” in Odense, Denmark, on November 21, 2013.

In his address to the conference, Dr. Gaustad will draw parallels between how new digital market channels are utilized for improved windowing in the film and music industries. He will support his arguments with original data from a study he has carried out on digital film, music and book consumption with colleagues from BI Norwegian Business School.

Vanquish Alliance acquires Odyssey

Vanquish Alliance has acquired the “Odyssey” spec script, an adventure thriller set in Africa. Lukas Erni and Frazer Lee are hired for rewrites. Terje Gaustad will produce for Vanquish Alliance with Greig Buckle through his Cape Town-based Enigma Pictures.