JCEC Special Issue

Journal of Cultural Economics Special Issue “The Economics of Filmed Entertainment in the Digital Era”

At the 20th Mallen Conference in Babelberg, Germany, film industry scholars Olav Sorenson,  S. Abraham (Avri) Ravid and Thorsten Hennig-Thurau set off on a journey — to have the best scientists of our discipline analyze the state-of-the-art of filmed entertainment, with the support of engaged industry experts.

After two and a half years and after several rounds of reviews involving contributions from many others film scholars, the work has been published as a special issue of the prestigious Journal of Cultural Economics. The special issue contains five articles about all stages of value creation of the movie business in the digital age, from production and theatrical distribution to streaming. Also included is an introduction article by the three editors and Mallen leaders, in which they have summarized their learnings from this journey (it’s open access, thanks to the generous support from Olav’s UCLA). The special issue is dedicated to Bruce Mallen.

The articles can be accessed here:

Enjoy the read!