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CFP: 10th SRN Conference – Screenwriting: Fact and Fiction, Truth and the Real

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Click here for the CFP document

Screenwriting: Fact and Fiction, Truth and the Real

Call for Papers

In order to ensure timely notification and subsequent travel planning, please note the deadline: Abstracts for original paper presentations and panels may be submitted until November 22, 2016. This date has been set as it is national vacation time over Dec/Jan in New Zealand and all committee members already have scheduled leave.

The 10th Screenwriting Research Network (SRN) International Conference will be hosted by the University of Otago’s Department of Media, Film and Communication, in partnership with the New Zealand Writers Guild. It will take place in Dunedin, Aotearoa/New Zealand, on Monday 28th through Thursday 31st August 2017.

The conference theme is Screenwriting: Fact and Fiction, Truth and the Real. SRN2017 will examine how we approach/frame our storytelling, in and from different contexts. This then brings in conventions, orthodoxies, claims about the real and the truth (which might be different from the ‘real’), as well as the cultural and industrial contexts of storytelling practice(s). In other words, how we justify telling our stories in a particular way and how these shifts impact our work as practitioners and scholars: for example, in Aotearoa New Zealand, why it is important to understand different cultural perspectives which include the very nature of storytelling, if we are to get (or get to) a particular truth. We want to discuss the role and function of conventions regarding fact and fiction, as well as interrogating the practices of certain genres and media.

We invite discussion about screenwriting as an art located somewhere between fact, fiction, truth, and the real. We are particularly interested in abstracts for presentations on the following topics:

  • In relation to truth claims and narrative, can we separate the teller from the tale?
  • Writing the Real: adapting events into stories
  • How does collaborative screenwriting negotiate fact, fiction, truth, and the ‘real’?
  • How do we frame the local, the national, and the indigenous?
  • How can we narrate from a transnational position?
  • How do specific orthodox screenwriting frameworks affect the tales we tell?
  • Teaching fact, fiction, truth, and the ‘real’ in screenwriting
  • Reflections on narrative theory and conventions
  • Screenwriting and Literature: the adaptation of source narratives into scripts
  • Censorship, ratings, and screenwriting

We would also like to invite abstracts for presentations beyond the theme of the conference. We are looking forward to abstracts that cover the wide field of screenwriting studies, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Practice-based research in the field of screenwriting
  • Writing for series television
  • Different screenwriting practices and formats
  • Case studies on individual writers or texts
  • Historical perspectives on screenwriting and screenplays
  • Screenwriting, the screenplay and different production structures
  • Screenwriting and narrative theory in writing for short films
  • Screenwriting for games and animation
  • Screenwriting for new media forms, online, transmedia, etc. Are stories fully transferrable from one medium to another?
  • How does the digital age change screenwriting?

Proposals for individual presentations and pre-constituted panels:

Time allotted to each paper is 20 minutes plus discussion. Abstracts for original paper presentations and panels may be submitted until November 22, 2016. Earlier submissions are welcome. Please note: original, in-person paper presentations only (no repetitions from other conferences or former SRN conferences. Video presentations are not possible).

Proposals for pre-constituted panels should include no more than three presenters (20 mins for each paper), the overall issue of the panel, abstracts for all of the presentations and, if possible, the name and a short biography of the chair of the panel. The chair should not be one of the presenters. If a proposal for a panel does not include a chair, the conference committee will appoint one.

Please send abstracts (250-300 words) as a Word document, with the email subject heading “SRN2017 Proposal” to: srn-2017proposals@otago.ac.nz

Remember to state your name, affiliation and contact information. Also include a brief biographical statement (100 words) detailing your publications and/or screenwriting practice.

We are currently in conversation with publishers about an edited anthology. If you are interested in your abstract being considered for such a publication, please indicate this in your submission.

The organising committee plans to notify of acceptances/rejections by mid-December 2016. Please see our SRN2017 website at www.otago.ac.nz/srn-2017 in the meantime. It will be updated with this CFP/theme shortly, but currently has helpful general information regarding Dunedin, New Zealand, and travel planning options.

Final Keynote Speaker

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The final keynote speaker for the 2016 SRN conference is Liz Rosenthal. She is founder and CEO of Power to the Pixel, an organisation that supports the film and media industries in their transition to a digital age.
For more information on Liz Rosenthal and Power to the Pixel use the following link:

Message from Leeds 2016 Conference Organisers

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Dear Colleagues,

Two additional updates for the conference in Leeds.

In addition to the current schedule, we will be holding an informal get together on the evening of the 7th for delegates arriving the day before the conference. The venue will be the Cuthbert Broderick pub which is on Millennium Square in the centre of Leeds. This is a Wetherspoons where delegates will be able to purchase food if they wish. Members of the organising team will be in the pub from 7.00pm onwards to meet with you.

 

Also find here campus maps showing the location of the main University buildings at Beckett used for the conference.

Regards,

The Conference Organising Team

Welcome to Leeds

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You will all no doubt be aware by now that this year’s conference has been moved to Leeds in the North of England. We would like to extend a very warm welcome from the organising team and invite you to join us in this vibrant and cultural city. The conference will be hosted by Leeds Beckett University in partnership with Leeds University. The dates of the conference, 8-10 September 2016, remain unchanged and the main venue will be at Beckett’s City Campus in the centre of Leeds.

As you will appreciate, there will be a great deal to organise over the coming weeks and we are currently at work on securing our exciting keynote speakers. We have already written individually to all those who have previously had proposals accepted for the Stockholm conference to reassure them that their acceptance carries over to the new venue. If you have received your email and not yet replied we would be grateful if you could confirm your attendance as soon as possible.

We have also reopened the original Call for Papers until 2pm on 13 June to allow for additional proposals to come forward from anyone who now wants to present at Leeds. Our key theme remains: “Screenwriting between Artistic Freedom and Norms”.

As an additional incentive we are holding the ‘ticket’ price at £70 with a further discount of £20 available for research students. We are aware that in some cases individuals may have suffered unavoidable and unrecoverable financial loss as a result of the conference being moved at such a late stage. It may be possible to offer a free pass in these circumstances; any individuals in this situation should contact the Conference Director. Contact details for the team are below.

We will continue to provide regular updates over the coming weeks as the conference takes shape; details of how to register will be announced very shortly. In the meantime, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our organiser, Katie Johnson. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in the autumn here in Leeds.

Professor Robert Shail, Conference Director: r.shail@leedsbeckett.ac..uk

Katie Johnson, Conference Organiser: aetevents@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Dr Ian Macdonald: i.w.macdonald@leeds.ac.uk

Anna Zaluczkowska: anna.zaluczkowska@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

SRN Conference 2016: change of venue to Leeds, UK

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The venue for the 9th SRN international conference (2016) has been changed from Stockholm. The conference will now take place in Leeds, UK, hosted by Leeds Beckett University and the University of Leeds, in partnership with Leeds Trinity University.

The dates of the conference will remain the same, Thursday 8th September to Saturday 10th September 2016. Papers already accepted for the conference will be scheduled as before, with the only change being that delegates should travel to Leeds instead.

Registration details are now being put together, and will be released as soon as possible. Travel information can be found attached below, along with general details of accommodation in Leeds. Any special conference deals on accommodation, and other information including on keynote speakers, will be announced as soon as possible.

We hope SRN colleagues will understand that this rather late change to our plans is the result of force majeure. Discussions over support arrangements in Stockholm proved more difficult than we anticipated, and we made the reluctant decision to switch to Leeds once it became clear that these obstacles were insurmountable. We must acknowledge with deep gratitude the efforts made on our behalf by Louise Lindbom, along with colleagues including Ann Igelström, who worked tirelessly on our behalf. We benefit from their organisational skills, and the hours they have put in already in order to make this conference a success.

Despite this change, we expect the conference to be a stimulating and enjoyable experience for everyone. We have no doubt that you will find this a great place to talk screenwriting research, as it was eight years ago when the SRN was founded in Leeds.

More information will follow next week.

9th Screenwriting Research Network Conference: Screenwriting between Artistic Freedom and Norms

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“Screenwriting between Artistic Freedom and Norms”

Call for papers

The 9th Screenwriting Research Network (SRN) International Conference will take place in Stockholm, Sweden on Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th September 2016.

The conference will focus on Screenwriting between Artistic Freedom and Norms. The conference wants to examine these rules, norms and conventions – the frameworks in which screenwriters work. We want to discuss the history as well as the ongoing discourse about manuals, the role and function of rules within teaching screenwriting, as well as the rules of certain genres and media.

We invite discussion about screenwriting as an art between artistic freedom and norms.

We are particularly interested in abstracts for presentations on the following topics:

• The history and functions of manuals
• Teaching rules or teaching creativity?
• Different screenwriting practices and formats
• National traditions of screenwriting and storytelling
• Reflections on narrative theory and dramaturgy
• Screenwriting and literature, adapting novels into scripts
• The rules of genre writing
• Censorship and screenwriting

We would also like to invite abstracts for presentations beyond the theme of the conference. We are looking forward to abstracts that cover the wide field of screenwriting studies, including, but not limited to the following topics:

• Artistic research in the field of screenwriting for moving images
• Artistic research in the field of screenwriting for media performance
• Practice based research in the field of screenwriting and dramaturgy
• Writing for episodic television
• Case studies on individual writers or texts
• Historical perspectives on screenwriting and screenplays
• Screenwriting, the screenplay and different production structures
• Screenwriting and narrative theory in writing for short films
• Screenwriting for television, games and animation
• Screenwriting for new media forms, online, transmedia, etc.
• How does industry changes in the digital age affect screenwriters?

Individual abstracts, proposals for constituted panels or workshops:

Abstracts for original paper presentations may be submitted until 15 March 2016. Earlier submissions are welcome. Original paper presentations only (no repetitions from other conferences or former SRN conferences).

Proposals for constituted panels should include three to four presentations, the overall issue of the panel, abstracts for all of the presentations and, if possible, the name and a short biography of the chair of the panel. The chair should not be one of the presenters. If a proposal for a panel does not include a chair, the conference committee will appoint one. Proposals for panels have an earlier deadline so that those on a rejected panel can apply individually.

Please send abstracts (250-300 words) as word or pdf document, with the email subject heading “SRN Conference abstract” to: srnconabstracts2016@goodlearning.se

Remember to state your name, affiliation and contact information. Also include a brief biographical statement (100 words) detailing your publications and/or screenwriting practice.

We also invite screenwriting workshops. Please submit your proposal on one page (250-300 words) with the title and summary of the workshop (including proposed duration), technical and space requirements and a brief biography of the workshop convenor(s).
Proposals for constituted panels and workshops may be submitted until 15 February 2016.Please send proposals as a word or pdf document, with the email subject heading “SRN Conference workshop” to: srnconabstracts2016@goodlearning.se

We aim to let you know by 29 February 2016 if your proposal for panels or workshops has been accepted.

We aim to let you know by latest 15 April 2016 if your paper has been accepted.

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Information about the 9th Screenwriting Research Network (SRN) International Conference:

The 9th Screenwriting Research Network (SRN) International Conference will take place at Stockholm University of Arts and the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts in Stockholm, Sweden on Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th September 2016.

A welcome reception will be held Wednesday night at the Swedish Film Institute.

It is organised by a committee from different institutions:

Screenwriting Research Network
Stockholm University of Arts
Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts
Swedish Film Institute
Swedish television drama department
Stockholm University Film research department
Creative Europe Desk

The conference will take place in Östermalm, the East Northern part of Stockholm, near the Royal Djurgården. See maps here.

The SRN Conference website and the keynote speakers will be announced at uniarts.se early in 2016.

Hotel offer:

BEST WESTERN Hotel Karlaplan offers the SRN members a flat race price of 1350 SKR/night. Breakfast and free wifi is included. You can see the convenient location of the hotel on the map. Link to the hotel’s website:

http://www.hotelkarlaplan.se/index.aspx?languageID=5

If you have any questions about the 9th SRN conference please send an email to Louise Lindbom:

louise_srn2016conference@goodlearning.se

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Screenwriting Research Network: Call for Conferences

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The Screenwriting Research Network is looking for proposals to host its international conferences in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

The Screenwriting Research Network (www.screenwritingresearch.com) is an international research network of scholars, reflective practitioners and practice-based researchers, interested in the conceptualisation of film, TV and other media narratives; or Screenwriting Studies, as it has become known. Membership is currently drawn from 30 countries worldwide and is growing strongly; it is up 35% on last year. There is strong representation from the USA, Europe and Australasia, with recent members also drawn from other countries, including Brazil, Portugal, Peru and South Korea.

The SRN began as a study group at the University of Leeds, UK, in 2006, and started its programme of international conferences in 2008, also at Leeds. Since then annual conferences have been held in Helsinki (2009), Copenhagen (2010), Brussels (2011), Sydney (2012), Madison, Wisconsin (2013), Potsdam-Babelsberg (2014) and London (2015). A special international conference was also held in Santiago, Chile in May 2015. In 2016 we will meet in Stockholm, and the 2017 conference will be held at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.

The programme has attracted eminent scholars and Oscar-winning screenwriters amongst the keynote speakers, and includes: David Bordwell, Janet Staiger, Kristin Thompson, Torben Grodal, Adrian Martin, Brian Winston, Jonathan Powell, Milcho Manchevski, Larry Gross, Jean-Claude Carrière and Ronald Harwood. Key papers are often published in the Journal of Screenwriting (Intellect).

Such conferences usually take place at the end of summer or beginning of fall, in September/October each year. Recent conferences have attracted 150-175 participants and around 100 papers and presentations. We expect further growth.

Our conferences are usually hosted by university departments or film schools, often as a partnership between such institutions; for example, our 2015 London conference was a collaboration between Royal Holloway University of London, University of Greeenwich, University of East London and Bangor University. Collaborations with archives or festivals, writers associations or guilds, and other public bodies are welcomed.
Each conference is financially self-supporting with actual costs borne or raised by the host institutions. Sources range from public bodies and institutions to sponsorship of some events, to conference fees from participants. The SRN supports each conference with advice and contacts, but not finance. This is not a profit-making enterprise, and commercial proposals are not accepted.

If you are interested in organizing an SRN annual international conference, please contact the SRN Chairman, Dr. Claus Tieber (University of Vienna) at the address below, for further information or for an informal chat. Formal proposals should be received by February 29th 2016, via email, The proposal should be no longer than four or five pages, outlining the location and institution, facilities, ease of travel and communication, appropriate organising staff, and an indication of how institutional and financial commitment will be forthcoming. A simple budget should be appended.
For further information or an informal chat (preferably via Skype), contact Dr. Tieber on claus.tieber@univie.ac.at

The SRN Executive Council will consider all proposals through March/April 2016, and may require further information, before making decisions. We hope to complete the process by the end of April 2016.

The SRN exists to encourage networking among screenwriting scholars and will support and disseminate information about appropriate events. Besides our annual conferences, therefore, there is also the possibility of regional conferences, one-day workshops and other forms of smaller events. If you are planning to organize such an event and want the help and support of the network, please contact us, and the SRN Executive Council will consider how we might help.

Screenwriting, Text and Performance

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The 8th International Screenwriting Research Network (SRN) Conference

“Screenwriting, Text and Performance”

will take place at Senate House, University of London, UK

on Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th September 2015 with the support of the Institute of English Studies

It is organised by a committee from different institutions grouped around the London Screenwriting Research Seminar – including the University of Bangor, the University of East London, The University of Greenwich and Royal Holloway, University of London.

The Organising Committee has accepted over 100 papers from 5 Continents and will shortly be issuing a draft programme and details of keynote speakers.

Website: https://screenwritingresearchnetworkconferencelondon2015.wordpress.com/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/srnlondonconf2015

Twitter account: @SRNLondonConf

Call for Papers

The 8th Screenwriting Research Network (SRN) International Conference will take place at the University of London, UK on Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th September 2015.

The deadline for abstracts is now Monday 23rd  March 2015.

It is organised by a committee from different institutions grouped around the London Screenwriting Research Seminar – including the University of Bangor, the University of East London, The University of Greenwich and Royal Holloway, University of London.

The key theme of this year’s conference is Screenwriting: Text and Performance.

We invite discussion about screenwriting as process and practice, and how it engages with and can be understood in relation to text and performance across a wide field of media and practices, including film, television, games, online, transmedia and other digital platforms. We are particularly interested in abstracts for presentations on the following topics:

  • Interpreting screenplays – how do producers, directors, actors work with screenplays?
  • How screenplays affect and invoke performance?
  • What can performance reveal about writing screenplays or screenplay structure? Screenwriting and literature
  • Screenplays and screenwriting by authors best known in another field
  • Case studies on individual writers or texts

We would also like to invite abstracts for presentations on (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • National traditions of screenwriting and storytelling
  • Different screenwriting practices and formats
  • Historical perspectives on screenwriting and screenplays
  • Screenwriting, the screenplay and different production structures
  • Screenwriting and adaptation
  • Practice based research in screenwriting
  • Screenwriting for television, games and animation
  • Screenwriting for new media forms, online, transmedia etc.

Please send abstracts (250-300 words) as a word or pdf document, with the email subject heading “SRN Conference abstract” to: srnconflondon2015@gmail.com

Abstracts may be submitted until March 23rd 2015. Earlier submissions are welcome. Remember to state your name, affiliation and contact information. Also include a brief statement (100 words) detailing your publications and/or screenwriting practice.

We aim to let you know by mid April 2015 whether your paper has been accepted. Keynote speakers will be announced early in 2015.

Transnational Screenwriting: A Dialogue Between Scholars and Industry

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Special International Screenwriting Research Network Conference – May 7 – 9, 2015, School of Communication, Universidad de los Andes (Chile)

School of Communication, Universidad de los Andes
Campus San Carlos de Apoquindo
Av. Mons. Alvaro del Portillo, 12.455, Las Condes
Santiago (Chile)

Call for Papers

This is a call for papers for a Special Screenwriting Research Network (SRN) Conference, which will take place at the School of Communication, Universidad de los Andes (Chile).

The key theme of the conference is “Transnational Screenwriting”. The Conference understands screenwriting as the creative process from a story idea to its screen realization in film, television, gaming and other platforms; and transnational screenwriting as a multifaceted activity moving across cultural, geographical, linguistic and economic borders. Special attention will be given to the dialogue between writers and producers.

The SRN Conference is interested in all types of research related to screenwriting. The following are some of the questions we would like to examine:

  • How can transnational screenwriting be described?
  • How can writers and producers collaborate successfully in a transnational project?
  • Can transnational screenwriting find a common denominator? And if so, where?
  • How can the local flavor be preserved in a global context?
  • What is gained and what is lost in the translation/adaptation process?
  • Are there aspects, such as style and/or structure, involved in screenwriting that truly trascend boundaries and become common in a transnational context?
  • What are the challenges faced by the partners in an international production?
  • What are some key issues involving authorship and collaboration, reception and financing, in this kind of projects?
  • What is the impact of the transmedia phenomenon in transnational screenwriting processes?
  • How do specific national practices and policies regarding promotion, public and private funding, domestic and foreign quotas, and issues of censorship shape transnational projects?
  • What are the approaches to examine the relationship between core story ideas and the transnational creative process?

Organizers are interested in fostering a fruitful dialogue between the screen practitioners (writers, producers, directors) and the scholars around the fascinating subject of transnational screenwriting.

Time allotted to each paper is 20 minutes plus discussion. Presentations can be held in English or Spanish.

Abstracts (250-300 words) may be submitted until November 15, 2014 (Second deadline: March 8, 2015) (Third deadline: April 8, 2015)– in English or Spanish. Please remember to state your name, affiliation and contact information. Include a brief statement (100 words) detailing your publications and/or screenwriting practice. You also can add a link to your website, imdb or similar online presentation.

Please send your abstract as a word document, with the email subject heading “SRN Conference Abstract” to: Carmen Sofia Brenes, csbrenes@miuandes.cl

Registration value:
USD 150. It includes lunch during the three days, coffee breaks, transport from the hotel (meeting point) to the university and back to the hotel and simultaneous interpretation during the morning sessions.

More information on the program as well as accommodation details will be on the blog as it becomes available.

Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF: 7th Screenwriting Research Network International Conference

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October 16 – 19, 2014

Screenwriting & Directing Audiovisual Media

Here you can find the program as overview

Contact: c.lang@hff-potsdam.de  &  k.stutterheim@hff-potsdam.de

The 7th conference will take place at the University of Film and Television ‘Konrad Wolf’ in Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany. The key theme of this conference is: ‘Screenwriting and Directing in Audiovisual Media’, focusing on the relationship between writing and directing, whether practiced by a writer and a director, or a writer-director and her / his team. We intend to look at this relationship across a wide field of media and practices, – from fiction, genre, TV series to documentaries as well as cross media, 180° and 360° cinema production.

INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS

ACCOMODATION:
1) Arcona Hotel am Havelufer
http://potsdam.arcona.de
walking distance at all 20 min + 1 train station (Potsdam Charlottenhof);  70 single rooms, 30 single rooms, special SCR rate: single € 76,00 / double € 85,00
Keyword: „SRC”

2) Avendi Hotel
www.seminaris.de/en/avendi/hotels/avendi-hotel-am-griebnitzsee-potsdam.html walking distance 20 min; 30 rooms, special SCR rate: single € 85,00 / double € 105,00

3) Filmhotel ‚Lilly Marleen’
www.filmhotel.potsdam.de/index.html

walking distance 19 min; 20 rooms, special SCR rate: single € 56 / double € 76
Keyword: „Screenwriting“

4) Apart Hotel 
www.apartpension.de

walking distance 25 min; 4 rooms, special SCR rate: single € 89  / double € 119

5) Other: www.booking.com

CONFERENCE DINNER LOCATION:  tba

TRANSPORTATION:
Airport Tegel

www.berlin-airport.de/en/travellers-txl/at-the-airport/airport-map/index.php

Express bus X9 to Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten, from there S-Bahn S7 (direction Potsdam Main Station) until S-Bahn station Griebnitzsee,
15-minute walk – or two stops with the bus 696 (directionPotsdam/Robert-Baberske-Str.) until Studio Babelsberg and a 5-minute walk

Airport Schönefeld 
www.berlin-airport.de/en/travellers-sxf/index.php

Regional train RE 7 until Medienstadt Babelsberg + 12-minute walk

alternatively
Regional train RB22 until S-Bahn station Griebnitzsee,
15-minute walk or two stops with the bus 696 (directionPotsdam/Robert-Baberske-Str.) until Studio Babelsberg and a 5-minute walk

alternatively
S-Bahn/regional train to Bahnhof Friedrichstraße, from there S-Bahn S7 (direction Potsdam Main Station) until S-Bahn station Griebnitzsee.
15-minute walk or two stops with the bus 696 (directionPotsdam/Robert-Baberske-Str.) until Studio Babelsberg and a 5-minute walk

TRAIN FROM BERLIN
S7 (direction Potsdam Main Station) until S-Bahn station Griebnitzsee.
15-minute walk or two stops with the bus 696 (directionPotsdam/Robert-Baberske-Str.) until Studio Babelsberg and a 5-minute walk

Train from Potsdam Main Station
Regional train RE 7 until Medienstadt Babelsberg + 12-minute walk

alternatively
Every S-Bahn direction Berlin – until S-Bahn station Griebnitzsee,
15-minute walk or two stops with the bus 696 (directionPotsdam/Robert-Baberske-Str.) until Studio Babelsberg and a 5-minute walk

Berlin / Potsdam Journey Planner
www.bvg.de/index.php/en/index.html

SIGHTSEEING:
Potsdam Park Sanssouci
www.potsdam-park-sanssouci.de/sitemap-eng.html

We organized a guided tour of Sans Souci (castle and park) thursday afternoon, october 16th, 3-5 pm.
The tour is in English language with access for a group of max. 40 entrants.
The fee must be shared: depending on the number of participants it could be 9,50 € each (40p.) up to 19 € (20p.)
Please sign in: http://doodle.com/qyyrf69hu7yis9m8

7-Lake-Cruise

Potsdam Tourism  
www.potsdam-tourism.com

Filmpark Babelsberg
www.filmpark-babelsberg.de/start-en.html

Studio Babelsberg
www.studiobabelsberg.com/en/filming-in-germany-film-production-services-soft-money-incentives-germany/

Payment Option:
Each participant will get an individual invoice, they will be sent out end of july. (International guests could alternatively pay on spot  in cash.)

Participation fee: € 75 regular / € 50 students
1 day tickets:
regular fr/sat € 30 / sun € 15
students fr/sat  € 20 / sun € 10

registration via email to: c.lang@filmuniversitaet.de

News from Madison 2013

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We are having a great Conference at Madison, thanks to JJ Murphy, Kelley Conway and all the staff of University of Wisconsin.

It is almost imposible to summarize all the interesting and wonderful presentations that have taken place during these days. To have a taste on what has been going on here, you can check the program.

But as usual, images can tell more than pure words. Here you can see some of the first pics (not in a great quality, I guess. The best ones are coming soon): SRN Flickr page.

Thanks to everybody! CSB

 

 

David Bordwell and the SRN Madison Conference

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David Bordwell wrote a post about the WCFTR (Wisconsin Center for Feature and TV Research) and our upcoming conference, Screenwriting in a Global and Digital World, that will take place in August, 2013, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.

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Here DB:

Speaking of research, our campus will be hosting a major conference that includes the WCFTR as a key component. The Screenwriting Research Network International is holding its annual gathering here on 20-22 August. I attended the Brussels SRNI conference two years ago and wrote about it here and here. I think it’s fair to say that a hell of a time was had by all. This is a stimulating bunch, and anyone interested in filmmaking would benefit from attending.

Keynote speakers this year are Larry Gross (48 Hrs, True Crime, We Don’t Live Here Anymore, Veronika Decides to Die), Jon Raymond (Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy, Meeks Cutoff , and several novels), and. . .  Kristin!

The scholars are no less stellar and include Kathryn Millard, Richard Neupert, Jill Nelmes, Steven Maras, Riikka Pelo, Eva Novrup Redvall, Nate Kohn, Ronald Geerts, Andy Horton, Ian Macdonald, and a great many more. Go here for a complete program. You will be impressed.

And here’s the link to the whole entry:

http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/2013/06/23/industrial-strength/

Thank you, David!

Screenwriting in a Global and Digital World

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6th Screenwriting Research Network International Conference

August 20 – 22, 2013

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

 

More information and registration at the conference web site
http://srnconference2013.commarts.wisc.edu/

The annual international conference on screenwriting research will be organized by the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. The Screenwriting Research Network is a research group that commenced in 2006 within the Louis Le Prince Research Centre, at the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS), University of Leeds. The Screenwriting Research Network now consists of academics as well as practitioners interested in research centered on screenwriting studies. The network has achieved a critical mass in recent years with conferences taking place in Leeds (2008), Helsinki (2009), Copenhagen (2010), Brussels (2011), and Sydney, Australia (2012). The sixth conference widens the geographic spread of the network to North America, taking place in Madison, Wisconsin, USA (2013).

The Screenwriting Research Network is comprised of scholars, writers, and practice-based researchers devoted to rethinking the screenplay in relation to its histories, theories, values and creative practices. The aim of the conference is to continue, and expand, discussions around the screenplay and to strengthen a rapidly emerging, and global, research network. The Journal of Screenwriting, first published in 2009, stands as testament to the vitality of the screenwriting network across traditional and practice-based research. This is in addition to growth in the publication of screenwriting monographs by scholars in the network, including books on screenwriting by Steven Price, Steven Maras, J.J. Murphy, and Jill Nelmes, among others. The new Palgrave Studies in Screenwriting series grew out of this organization. The SRN is also building an online forum for scholars and practitioners interested in this subject.

The key theme of this next conference is “Screenwriting in a Digital and Global World.” This speaks to the complex and changing nature of screenwriting as a result of both digital technology and globalization. The conference hopes to raise questions about past, current, and future creative practices in scripting in various forms of media, both old and new.

Keynote speakers will be confirmed early in 2013.

The conference is interested in all types of research related to screenwriting in its many forms. We would like to invite abstracts for research presentations on (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Cross-cultural collaboration in screenwriting
  • Screenwriting traditions in different national contexts
  • Screenwriting and transnationalism
  • Screenwriting and the pressures of globalization
  • Industry changes in the digital age and what it means for writers of film and television
  • Transmedia storytelling — “world building” and constructing narratives that reach across multiple platforms
  • Writing for online video as a new genre and profession
  • The history of screenwriting around the globe, including Hollywood
  • Questions of authorship in highly collaborative digital media projects
  • Database narratives and interactive, non-linear storytelling
  • Writing for games (including video games and ARGs)
  • Theorizing and analyzing screenwriting software
  • Screenwriting archival research
  • Theorizing screenwriting and the screenplay
  • Reflections on narrative theory and dramaturgy
  • Practice-based research
  • Case studies on individual writers or texts
  • Genre-orientated considerations of screenwriting and the screenplay
  • Adaptation in moving image screen works
  • The role of writing in non-fiction film, television, and other forms of media
  • Screenwriting for animation
  • Writing for episodic television
  • Screenwriting in independent cinema
  • Alternative forms of scripting

The conference is supported by a grant from the Anonymous Fund of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is being organized with assistance from the Department of Communication Arts at UW-Madison, the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research (WCFTR), and the Screenwriting Research Network.

For further information, please contact J. J. Murphy, jjmurphy@wisc.edu or Kelley Conway, kelleyconway@wisc.edu at Department of Communication Arts, UW-Madison, USA.

Conference Co-Directors:

Professor Kelley Conway and Professor J. J. Murphy, Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

SRN 2013 Conference – Call for papers

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Screenwriting in a Global and Digital World

6th Screenwriting Research Network International Conference
August 20 – 22, 2013
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

This is a call for papers for the annual international conference on screenwriting research, this year organized by the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. The Screenwriting Research Network is a research group that commenced in 2006 within the Louis Le Prince Research Centre, at the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS), University of Leeds. The Screenwriting Research Network now consists of academics as well as practitioners interested in research centered on screenwriting studies. The network has achieved a critical mass in recent years with conferences taking place in Leeds (2008), Helsinki (2009), Copenhagen (2010), Brussels (2011), and Sydney, Australia (2012). The sixth conference widens the geographic spread of the network to North America, taking place in Madison, Wisconsin, USA (2013).

The Screenwriting Research Network is comprised of scholars, writers, and practice-based researchers devoted to rethinking the screenplay in relation to its histories, theories, values and creative practices. The aim of the conference is to continue, and expand, discussions around the screenplay and to strengthen a rapidly emerging, and global, research network. The Journal of Screenwriting, first published in 2009, stands as testament to the vitality of the screenwriting network across traditional and practice-based research. This is in addition to growth in the publication of screenwriting monographs by scholars in the network, including books on screenwriting by Steven Price, Steven Maras, J.J. Murphy, and Jill Nelmes, among others. The new Palgrave Studies in Screenwriting series grew out of this organization. The SRN is also building an online forum for scholars and practitioners interested in this subject.

The key theme of this next conference is “Screenwriting in a Digital and Global World.” This speaks to the complex and changing nature of screenwriting as a result of both digital technology and globalization. The conference hopes to raise questions about past, current, and future creative practices in scripting in various forms of media, both old and new.

Keynote speakers will be confirmed early in 2013.

The conference is interested in all types of research related to screenwriting in its many forms. We would like to invite abstracts for research presentations on (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Cross-cultural collaboration in screenwriting
  • Screenwriting traditions in different national contexts
  • Screenwriting and transnationalism
  • Screenwriting and the pressures of globalization
  • Industry changes in the digital age and what it means for writers of film and television
  • Transmedia storytelling — “world building” and constructing narratives that reach across multiple platforms
  • Writing for online video as a new genre and profession
  • The history of screenwriting around the globe, including Hollywood
  • Questions of authorship in highly collaborative digital media projects
  • Database narratives and interactive, non-linear storytelling
  • Writing for games (including video games and ARGs)
  • Theorizing and analyzing screenwriting software
  • Screenwriting archival research
  • Theorizing screenwriting and the screenplay
  • Reflections on narrative theory and dramaturgy
  • Practice-based research
  • Case studies on individual writers or texts
  • Genre-orientated considerations of screenwriting and the screenplay
  • Adaptation in moving image screen works
  • The role of writing in non-fiction film, television, and other forms of media
  • Screenwriting for animation
  • Writing for episodic television
  • Screenwriting in independent cinema
  • Alternative forms of scripting

Call for Papers

Time allotted to each paper is 20 minutes plus discussion. Abstracts (250-300 words) may be submitted until January 1, 2013.  Earlier submissions are welcome. Please remember to state your name, affiliation and contact information. Include a brief statement (100 words) detailing your publications and/or screenwriting practice.

Please send your abstract as a WORD document, with the email subject heading “SRN Conference Abstract” to: info@commarts.wisc.edu.

More information on the program as well as cost, traveling and accommodation details will be available on this website as it becomes available.

The conference is supported by a grant from the Anonymous Fund of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is being organized with assistance from the Department of Communication Arts at UW-Madison, the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research (WCFTR), and the Screenwriting Research Network.

For further information, please contact J. J. Murphy, jjmurphy@wisc.edu or Kelley Conway, kelleyconway@wisc.edu at Department of Communication Arts, UW-Madison, USA.

Conference Co-Directors:

Professor Kelley Conway and Professor J. J. Murphy, Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

Words & Images – Screenwriting Research

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5th Screenwriting Research Network International Conference

September 14th-16th, 2012

The annual international conference on screenwriting research in 2012 is co-organised by the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University together with the Centre for Creative Practice and Cultural Economy at the University of Technology Sydney. The international Screenwriting Research Network is comprised of scholars, writers and practice-based researchers devoted to rethinking the screenplay in relation to its histories, theories, values and creative practices. The aim of the conference is to continue, and expand, discussions around the screenplay and to strengthen a rapidly emerging, and global, research network.

Keynote speakers

  • Adrian Martin (Monash University)
  • Helen Grace (Hong Kong Baptist University)
  • JJ Murphy (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The key theme of the 2012 conference is ‘Words & Images’. This speaks to the complex, intertwined, and ephemeral relationships between words and images that screenwriters negotiate. In the age of media convergence, screenwriting forms and practices intersect, in new and unpredictable ways, with other forms that unite words and images: the graphic novel, the comic, illustration, the graphic essay, visual arts and interactive media. The conference includes: morning and afternoon tea, lunch, conference materials and welcome drinks (day 1 only). Registrants need to finalise all payments prior to attending. You will not be able to pay in cash on the day.

Date:
14 September 2012 to 16 September 2012
Location:
University of Technology, Sydney Aerial Function Centre, UTS Building 10, level 7 235 Jones St, Broadway (map) 15-16 September: Macquarie University Building Y3A, Balaclava Road, North Ryde (map)
Audience:
All Welcome
Cost:
$270 / $180 – 3 days full price / concession $90 / $60 – 1 day full price / concession Prices are inclusive of GST
RSVP:
Register now (registration is essential)
Contact:
Alex Munt