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SRN Executive Minutes September 2017

· Executive Council

Screenwriting Research Network Executive

Minutes of Executive meeting 14:00 (Vienna time) 22nd September 2017 (by Skype)

Present: Claus Tieber (Chair), Ian Macdonald (Minutes), Ronald Geerts, Carmen Sofia Brenes, Christina Milligan, Anna Zaluczkowska


  1. Executive Council

The Chair opened by welcoming our two new EC members Christina Milligan and Anna Zaluczkowska, and proposed a vote of thanks to the two outgoing members Kerstin Stutterheim and Virginia Pitts, for all their hard work on our behalf. Carried nem con. CT will contact KS and VP.

Action: CT

The division of roles was discussed and apportioned as follows:

Chair                                       Claus Tieber

Deputy Chair                         Christina Milligan

Secretary                                Ian W. Macdonald

Treasurer                               Carmen Sofia Brenes

Membership Secretary        Ronald Geerts

Web Coordinator                  Anna Zaluczkowska

IM offered to provide a contact for VP, to AZ, to allow a hand-over conversation about web and Facebook issues. CT referred to the need to update biogs of EC members, on the website.

Action: IM

  1. New Zealand conference report

IM, CM and CSB reported on what was generally agreed to be a successful and enjoyable conference. Seen to be very well organised and a pleasing mix of industry and ‘academic’ attendees, with no observable divisions between these two camps. It was noted that both academia and industry had sponsorship interests, which might be significant in running a good conference. There was thought to be a good range of papers, some good debate and good networking opportunities, and a notable presence of younger delegates. IM noted that there would be a survey undertaken of those attending, at the behest of the NZ Tourist Board, which includes a couple of questions specified by the SRN.

CT proposed a vote of thanks to Davinia Thornley and her team for their extraordinary work, and including within that the sterling liaison work of Virginia Pitts. He will contact them.

Action: CT

  1. Milano Conference

CT reported he was in touch with Armando Fumagalli, who had shared a draft of the Call for Papers. In discussion, it was expressed that CT’s conversations with AF should note our desire to see a 50/50 balance between industry and academia with keynote speakers.

Action: CT

  1. Action Plan

The EC discussed the Action Plan, as presented to the AGM, point by point. Individual members of the EC were appointed to lead specific activities as follows:

(3) Working Groups: AZ

(4) Archival Project: IM

(5) Bibliography: IM, CSB

(6) Projects Survey: RG

(7) discussed and no action needed

(8) newsletter: CM and CSB to discuss and present ideas next meeting

(9) search for an Early Career Research rep: IM

(10) Awards: all to contact CT with notes on different models for awards. CT will then summarise these for discussion in January.

(11) Survey questions: RG

(12) RG is to consider how membership surveys and information might be used to extend membership in unrepresented territories. IM to discuss with Steven Price, in relation to the Journal of Screenwriting.

(13) CT to contact AF about making a meeting place and time available.

(14) Finance. After some discussion, CT proposed we all consider two questions. First, if we had funds, what would they be used for? And secondly, how to other organisations (SCMS etc.) raise and use their funds? All to report back to CT.

Action: all

  1. Date and time of next meetings

EC members are in agreement that 14:00 Vienna/Brussels time, on the third Friday of the month, are acceptable for future meetings. IM will draw up a list of dates.

Action: IM

Call to Members: Nominations for Executive Council

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Screenwriting Research Network

Annual General Meeting 2015, University of London


Call to Members: Nominations for Executive Council


According to the Constitution of the Screenwriting Research Network (SRN), clauses 5.1 and 5.2 (adopted at the Annual General Meeting 2014), the SRN is managed by an Executive of a minimum of five persons, to a maximum of nine persons, For 2014-15 there were six members of the Executive, and the current Executive has decided that this number shall remain the same for 2015-16.

Under Constitution clause 5.3 each member shall serve for two years. Three of the current Executive members were elected in 2013 and three in 2014. The 2013 appointments are now coming to an end, and there are therefore three posts vacant from September 2015.

I, Dr. Jule Selbo (jselbo@fullerton.edu) have agreed to act as the Elections Officer. I, along with a scrutineer, will oversee the nomination and election process, and ensure that it is fair and properly conducted. The scrutineer is part of the process, in accordance with the Constitution clause 5.8.

Nominations, due no later that 21 July, 2015, were directed to me: Current executive council members were able to offer themselves for re-election. All nominees must be aged 18 or over and have been a member of the SRN for one year or more. If there are more than three nominations, elections will be organized at the Annual General Meeting to be held on Saturday 12th September 2015, during the SRN annual international conference at the University of London.

This year we have 5 (five) nominations, proposed and seconded by 2 members of the network. (You find here the Nominations)

Any nomination should include the names and contact details of the proposer and seconder, and a short statement (max. 250 words) explaining why you are seeking election, or re-election. This notice is coming to you a few days after it was promised, however there is time to note the nominees and vote.

I am now forwarding to SRN members the 5 (five) nominees for their consideration. Please click here. In accordance with the Constitution clause 5.9, those not attending the Annual General Meeting will be given the opportunity to vote by sending a confidential email to the Election Officer, at any time after receiving nominations.

Email votes must be received by the Election Officer no later than September 10th 2015, 12:00 British Summer Time (BST). Members attending the AGM in person may cast their vote on the day of the election, by secret ballot. Both sets of votes will be counted together. The three candidates with the most votes each will be declared elected.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. Those not attending the conference and wish to vote; please send email to Jule Selbo; all voting information will be kept confidential. Email: jselbo@fullerton.edu

Best to all

Jule Selbo PhD

Professor, California State University, Fullerton

Fullerton, CA USA