Screenwriting Research Network: Call for Conferences

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

The Screenwriting Research Network ( 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.

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The 8th International Screenwriting Research Network (SRN) Conference: Screenwriting, Text and Performance

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.

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

October 16 – 19, 2014

Screenwriting & Directing Audiovisual Media

Here you can find the program as overview

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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.

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News from Madison 2013

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

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.


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:

Thank you, David!

SRN 2013 Conference – Call for papers

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).

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5th Screenwriting Research Network International Conference: Words & Images – Screenwriting Research

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.

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