Distributor Strategies in the Face of Closed Cinemas: Norwegian Responses to Covid-19
Peer reviewed, Journal article
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Original versionBaltic Screen Media Review. 2020, 8 (1), 55-66. https://doi.org/10.2478/bsmr-2020-0006
This article examines the choices made by Norwegian distribution companies during three key phases of cinema lockdown and reopening in 2020. Though the article mainly aims to chronicle this particular moment in time I find that Norwegian and Scandinavian VOD-services acted differently than international services and that, while distributor companies used several different strategies in the face of sudden change, no one was close to recouping the losses from the lack of ordinary cinematic exhibition.