Working Groups

A number of working groups are being established by SRN members in order to develop networking, exchanges and events relating to specific expertise and interests.

Please be in touch with the contact person identified for each group if you wish to become involved.

We will post more information as these working groups are formed.

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WORKING GROUP ON GAMING

The working group on Gaming is the SRN’s focal point for all gaming related subjects. Our primary interests are writing for games, from the original idea to the game design document, and writing about games, from simple game reviews to complex academic work.
Whether it’s 2d, 3d, real world, VR, or if it’s based on branching dramaturgy – it’s us.

Contact: Mirko Stojkovic, email: mirko.stojkovic@gmail.com

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WORKING GROUP ON COLLABORATIVE SCREENWRITING

In this working group, the focus is on collaborative forms of screenwriting and content development for screen.  This may involve teams of writers or interdisciplinary development and writing methods involving, for example, actors, musicians or dancers. See here for information on the working group members. We also have a closed Facebook group to facilitate discussion amongst members of the working group.  If you are a scholar, practitioner or practice-researcher engaged in – or interested in pursuing – such work, do please get in touch.

Contact: Virginia Pitts, email: ginpitts@gmail.com

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WORKING GROUP ON SCREENWRITING HISTORIES

The working group on Screenwriting Histories offers a forum for all those interested in the historical study of scripts, screenwriting, screenwriters, or associated movements, practices or activities. This could range from genetic criticism of scripts relating to specific films, to trade union movements, to methodological questions relating to archival research. The working group has a closed Facebook group.

Contact: Sarah Leahy, email: sarah.leahy@ncl.ac.uk

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WORKING GROUP ON WOMEN AND SCREENWRITING

The working group on Women and Screenwriting is a focal point for all those interested in the historical study of women screenwriters and their scripts. Involvement is welcomed from scholars and practitioners relating to studies of individual writers, specific films, representations of women by women, and practice based research. If any aspect of women writing for the screen is your subject please get in touch.

Contact: Anne Woods, email: awscriptaid@googlemail.com

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WORKING GROUP ON TEACHING SCREENWRITING

This group focuses on teaching the art and craft of writing for the screen. We will exchange views on such concrete, basic topics as the teaching of structure, dialogue, and character, alternative dramaturgies, and the art of adaptation. We may also choose to discuss the methodology of teaching screenwriting in general, or ask how we may introduce our students to the collaborative skills they need to develop to work in the world of writing for screen media, while simultaneously building their integrity as independent creatives. Also, it is an ambition to deal with key questions such as the controversy around the screenplay´s status as a fiction text, share readings on various topics etc.

Contact: Siri Senje – sensir@westerdals.no

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