Our podcast guest, Jakob Isak Nielsen, possesses an extraordinary wealth of knowledge about the film and TV industry, and this expertise shines through in this episode of the ScreenME podcast.

In this episode, Jakob takes us on a journey that spans the historical roots and contemporary developments of the industry, offering reflections on the potential connections to entrepreneurship. With his insightful perspective, Jakob explores various facets, including the definition of entrepreneurship and the true extent of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in the realm of filmmaking. Delving into the current pivotal trends in the film and TV industry, Jakob covers diverse topics such as generative AI and audience engagement. Moreover, Jakob elaborates on why media students are well-equipped with the essential helicopter view for entrepreneurial thinking.

This episode offers a rich exploration of the industry’s past, present, and potential future intersections with entrepreneurship.

Jakob Isak Nielsen is Associate Professor at the Department of Media and Journalism Studies at Aarhus University in Denmark. He is the co-editor of a book of American drama series, Fjernsyn for viderekomne (2011), and a follow-up book with a transnational focus on serial phenomena in the IDTV era, Streaming for viderekomne (2020). Relevant research projects: What Makes Danish TV Drama Series Travel? (Independent Research Fund Denmark, 2014-2018); CresCine – Increasing the International Competitiveness of the European Film Industry in Small European Markets (Horizon-RIA, 2023-2026).

 Links to key works and company Jakob referred to:

 Legion M, the first media company in history designed to be owned by fans. https://legionm.com #3 ScreenMePodcast: Why teach entrepreneurship to students who are not business students? A talk with Sean Branagan, director of the Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School in New York https://open.spotify.com/episode/3D7vhW7EM5ysMxczsX23bb

Achtenhagen, Leona (2008). Understanding entrepreneurship in traditional media. Journal of Media Business Studies, 5(1), 123-142. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/16522354.2008.11073463

 Hoag, Anne (2008). Measuring Media Entrepreneurship 1. The International Journal on Media Management, 10(2), 74-80. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14241270802000496