How To Succeed With Content In The New Reality

Second Annual Nostradamus Seminar

January 29th at 1.30-4 PM at Biopalatset 6 (Kungstorget 2, Gothenburg)

Industry accreditation gives you access to this exciting event and an exclusive physical copy of the 2015 report fresh off the presses!

Programme In Brief

meetthefatherofdragonsseminariet_kendracheng1 Nostradamus editor Johanna Koljonen presents our new report.

Liz Rosenthal, CEO and founder of Power to the Pixel gives a keynote on IP development in the new reality.

After a brief break to stretch our legs, we’ll have panel-and-audience conversations on two topics: How Will We Make It? and Someone Has To Pay.

Our panelists are strategic analyst Jonathan Olsberg (Olsberg SPI), Jonas Allen (producer & partner, Miso Film), film and literary agent Michelle Kass (Michelle Kass Associates), Martina Ternström (head of acquisitions for Northern Europe, Koch Media), Stefan Borgquist (Manager TV, Content & VAS, TeliaSonera Sverige) and Göran Danasten (Project Manager, SVT).


Liz Rosenthal

Liz Rosenthal

Founder and CEO of Power the Pixel (PttP), an organisation helping international film and media businesses adapt to stay relevant. PttP helps creators and businesses to create, finance and distribute stories that engage audiences across multiple platforms. PttP’s services include: project development labs, project advisory, finance and business strategy, think tanks and international forums connecting international creators, financiers and commissioners. As a cross-media pioneer, Liz is invited regularly to speak at international conferences, film festivals and leading film schools including Berlin, Cannes, Rotterdam, Dubai, London and Edinburgh Film Festivals, TEDx Transmedia, EAVE, BAFTA and BFI.

Jonas Allen

Jonas AllenIn 2004 Jonas co-founded the Danish production company Miso Film with business partner Peter Bose. He is specialized in development of feature films and TV series and isin charge of the creative side of production at the company. Jonas has previously worked as producer at Yellow Bird Films, FilmPeople, Per Holst Film/Nordisk Film and as creative producer in one of Denmark’s leading advertising agencies Wibroe, Duckert & Partners. He holds an M.A. in film studies from the University of Copenhagen and studied at the Producer’s program at UCLAs School of Film & Television as a Fulbright scholar.

Stefan Borgquist

0702da6Stefan Borgquist is Manager TV, Content & VAS for TeliaSonera Sverige. He heads the product management team responsible for Telia access products in the Swedish consumer market including Digital TV, VOD Movie rentals and VAS (Spotify, Storytel, F-secure etc). Previously he worked as TeliaSonera Sverige’s Offering Manager/ Digital TV. In fact, his 15 years at the company have all been about digital strategy in one way or another, whether from a business development or strategy perspective or directing departments hands on.

Göran Danasten

gorandanastenGöran Danasten has more than twenty years of experience of both drama production and rights management from Swedish pubcaster SVT, the last years as Head of Fiction, responsible for acquired drama and comedy. He was also the co-founder and host of the podcast TV Heads. After a stint at HBO Nordic, he freelanced as consultant on business intelligence and rights management within TV.

Michelle Kass

Michelle-KassMichelle Kass Associates is a Soho literary agency founded in 1990 representing a wonderfully eclectic bunch of voice-led dramatists, authors and directors, many of them prize-winning, who work across all aspects of Story. Clients include twice Grammy-nominated filmmaker Grant Gee (Joy Division, Patience (After Sebald)); Jeff Noon (Vurt, Creeping Zero), multi- award-winning writer Patrick Ness (The Knife of Never Letting Go; A Monster Calls) and YA phenomenon Derek Landy (Skulduggery Pleasant). The agency deals with production companies, publishers and financiers around the world.

Michelle Kass has a particular and long-standing interest in the opportunities and challenges of digital media. From 2003-2008 Michelle was co-Chair of the PMA, the trade association of the vast majority of UK literary and theatrical agencies. She was for several years a member of the British Council Film and Television Advisory Board for Chair Duncan Kenworthy.

Jonathan Olsberg

Jonathan Olsberg Olsberg • SPI Chairman Jonathan Olsberg is a strategic adviser at the highest levels of media, business and government. He has 30 years of industry experience as consultant, finance professional, creative industry executive and film producer. He started out in New York as an international sales agent, handling titles such as My Beautiful Launderette, before distributing specialised films in the U.S. from directors like Godard, Verhoeven, Greenaway and Paul Cox. In 1989 Jonathan returned to London as Managing Director of international distributor and sales agent Glinwood Films (The Last Emperor).

Until 2008 Jonathan was also a producer with his UK company Dakota Films, whose last production was Fade to Black, written and directed by Oliver Parker and starring Danny Huston and Christopher Walken. He is a member of the European Film Academy, BAFTA and the British Screen Advisory Council.

Martina Ternström

Martina Ternström Currently Head of Acquisitions for Northern Europe at pan-European film distributor Koch Media. Martina joined Koch in early 2014 and has since amongst others acquired Son of a Gun, the Vice produced doc All This Mayhem and TIFF premiering films X + Y, Samba and Dark Horse. Koch Northern Europe distribute twelve theatrical films a year alongside fifty to sixty home entertainment titles.  Before joining Koch, Martina Ternström worked primarily in Acquisitions for Revolver and Metrodome in the UK, Umbrella in OZ, and at Magnolia in the US.



The screen industries are changing fast and it’s tough to keep up – let alone to look ahead. The Nostradamus project gathers analysis from the best minds in the industry for reports and seminars sketching out our future 3-5 years from now.

Nostradamus is presented by Göteborg Film Festival in collaboration with Lindholmen Science Park.