New Executive Council

The SRN would like to thank Kirsi Rinne and Adam Ganz for their tireless hard work during their terms as members of the Executive Council.

Two new members joined the Executive Council at the 9th SRN conference in Leeds, 2016.

The six members of the council and their roles are:

Claus Tieber (Chairperson)
Kerstin Stutterheim (Deputy Chairperson)
Carmen Sofia Brenes (Treasurer)
Ronald Geerts (Membership)
Ian MacDonald (Secretary)
Virginia Pitts (Communication)

To read about the Executive Council members, click here.

The first meeting of the new Executive Council took place via Skype on 12th October, 2016:


CFP: 10th SRN Conference – 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.

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Final Keynote Speaker

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

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.

Campus maps showing the location of the main University buildings at Beckett used for the conference are available here.


The Conference Organising Team

Welcome to Leeds

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.

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SRN Conference 2016: change of venue to Leeds, UK

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.

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9th Screenwriting Research Network Conference: 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.

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