SRN Executive

 

Dear members,

This is to call for nominations to the SRN Executive, to serve for the two years 2019-20 and 2020-21.

The AGM will be held at the SRN Conference, at the School of Arts, Catholic University of Portugal, Porto (Portugal) on Friday 13th of September at 18:15. Exact location to be advised by the Conference organisers.

At this AGM, under Section 5 of the SRN constitution (2014) we will receive nominations for members of the Executive Council of the SRN, for which there are three vacancies. Section 5.7 of the constitution says:

“5.7. Nominations for election to the Executive Council, and supporting statements, must be made by members of the Association in writing, and must be in the hands of the Association’s Secretary at least four weeks before the date of the election. These nominations and statements must be available to the Association’s membership no later than 14 days before the date of the election. Should nominations exceed vacancies, there shall be an election by secret ballot.”

As the Secretary, I have asked Ronald Geerts, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, to act as Elections Officer, to receive nominations for the Exec Council, and to impartially oversee the appointment of new members, including management of an election if held.

If you wish to stand for election to the SRN Executive Council, you and your proposer and seconder should be ‘members in good standing’, which means you have signed up on the SRN jiscmail (www.jiscmail.ac.uk) at least a year ago.

So, if you wish to stand for election to the Exec, please send a Statement of no more than 250 words supporting your nomination, plus the names and contact details for a Proposer and Seconder, by Friday 12th July 2019 to Ronald Geerts at ronald.geerts@vub.be

Please consider standing for election! I can assure you it is a very pleasurable task, involving monthly skype chats and light duties! Let me know if you have any questions about what it involves, or about this process.

Also open for (re)election is the Early Career Representative within the EC. We’d like to call for nominations, from anyone interested in taking this on for a year. The appointment will be made by the Council, as with any co-opted member. Co-opted members contribute to all and any discussions, but do not have a vote (if it should ever come to that!). The specifics are as follows:

•          The Representative should be within 5 years of having completed their PhD, or within 5 years of their earliest work in the area of screenwriting research (if they have no PhD or equivalent).
•          ‘early’ therefore refers to duration of experience in the field, and not age.
•          Interested persons can self-nominate.
•          Names can also be put forward by others, also, but need to be accompanied by information on the nominee and confirmation that they are interested in serving.
•          Each nomination should be accompanied by a CV, and a short statement of interest in the appointment (max. 250 words).
•          The deadline for submission of nominations is Friday July 12th. Please submit to Claus Tieber (Secretary, SRN) at claus.tieber@univie.ac.at

The Early Career Rep will ‘attend’ the monthly Skype meetings of the Exec Council (which normally last up to an hour), and will take forward any ideas and plans in relation to early researchers, with the support of the Council, of course.

If this interests you, please send in a nomination as soon as possible, and no later than the deadline.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes

Claus Tieber

SRN Executive minutes – April 2019

Minutes SRN EC Meeting

Wednesday 24 April 2019 at 21.30 Vienna Time

Attending: CSB (chair), JF, PR, CT (minutes), AZ

Excused: MMcV, CM

  1. Approval of the minutes 190327 (last meeting)

approved

 

  1. Next Conferences:

Information about the SRN Call for Conferences. Timeline (CSB, CT)

One official bid by Brazil so far, three other ones are in the works. One will need until mid-May, one will need some months.

Thus we decided to extend the deadline. The new deadline is May 27th, it will be communicated via our mailing list.

 

  1. Porto Conference

Registration is now open

We should encourage people to register

JH will put a reminder on social media.

 

  1. Web

Do we have statistics of the users?

No access to web statistics so far. How many people are visiting our website?

AZ will get the information.

Discussion about stats and usefulness of specific social media (FB, Twitter, Instagram, youtube, etc.)

We have to find out if the Porto organizers have a person, who is responsible for communication and social media and maybe stream and/or film some keynotes/presentations even if it is only audio.

 

  1. Awards

Steven Price: news about suggestions for the Article Award? (PR)

Steven will think about possible candidates. We might have to remind authors that self-nomination is allowed.

 

Next meeting: Wednesday 29 May 2019, 21.30 Vienna Time

End of meeting: 22:30

SRN Executive Minutes – March 2019

Minutes SRN EC Meeting

Wednesday 27 March 2019 at 21.30 Vienna Time

Participants: CSB (chair), CT (minutes), AZ, JF, MMcV,

Excused: PR, CM

 

  1. Approval of the minutes 190219 (last meeting)

approved

 

  1. Next Conferences:

Information about the SRN Call for Conferences (CSB)

CSB received three mails from international facilities (Singapur, UK, Ottawa), but these are commercial institutions. In her response she made clear that we are looking for non-commercial organizers, located in universities, film schools etc.

 

  1. Porto Conference

Registration is not open yet. The organizers need to communicate information when it actually opens.

 

  1. Newsletter

March edition is ready, thanks to CM and MMcV.

The EC discussed the statistics of our newsletter and how we can get information about it. Instead of sending the whole newsletter out as attached pdf, we could just send a list of the topic with links to the whole newsletter on our website. This way we could get detailed statistics. The newsletter itself doesn’t need to be changed at all for this technical improvement.

We also have no numbers and stats of our website.

 

  1. Awards

The first nomination for an article came in and was forwarded to the members of the jury.

 

  1. Other business

JF reports from his very successful workshop about screenwriting research.

He will write a short report for our next newsletter. JF also created a SRN banner, which could be used at other occasions.

CT reports that a German language network for screenwriting research will be founded in November. A CfP for the first workshop will be published in our newsletter.

 

Next meeting: Wednesday 24 April 2019, 21.30 Vienna Time

End of meeting: 22:30 Vienna time

 

Call for Conferences: Deadline extended

Dear Members,
We thank those of you who have already declared their interest in
organizing the annual SRN conferences from 2021 until 2023. We recognize
that some need a little bit more time to submit a proposal and/or get
the approval of their university. Thus we have extended the deadline for
this call until May 27th.
This might also give others who haven’t already a chance to make a bid.
We are looking forward to your submissions.
Kind regards
Claus Tieber
Secretary SRN

SRN Executive minutes – March 2019

Minutes SRN EC Meeting

Wednesday 27 March 2019 at 21.30 Vienna Time

Participants: CSB (chair), CT (minutes), AZ, JF, MMcV,

Excused: PR, CM

  1. Approval of the minutes 190219 (last meeting)

approved

  1. Next Conferences:

Information about the SRN Call for Conferences (CSB)

CSB received three mails from international facilities (Singapur, UK, Ottawa), but these are commercial institutions. In her response she made clear that we are looking for non-commercial organizers, located in universities, film schools etc.

  1. Porto Conference

Registration is not open yet. The organizers need to communicate information when it actually opens.

  1. Newsletter

March edition is ready, thanks to CM and MMcV.

The EC discussed the statistics of our newsletter and how we can get information about it. Instead of sending the whole newsletter out as attached pdf, we could just send a list of the topic with links to the whole newsletter on our website. This way we could get detailed statistics. The newsletter itself doesn’t need to be changed at all for this technical improvement.

We also have no numbers and stats of our website.

  1. Awards

The first nomination for an article came in and was forwarded to the members of the jury.

  1. Other business

JF reports from his very successful workshop about screenwriting research.

He will write a short report for our next newsletter. JF also created a SRN banner, which could be used at other occasions.

CT reports that a German language network for screenwriting research will be founded in November. A CfP for the first workshop will be published in our newsletter.

Next meeting: Wednesday 24 April 2019, 21.30 Vienna Time

End of meeting: 22:30 Vienna time

 

SRN Executive Minutes – February 2019

Tuesday 19 February 2019 at 21.30 Vienna Time

Participants: CSB (chair), CT (minutes), AZ, PR, JF (only at the very beginning, due to technical problems)

Excused: Christina

 

  1. Approval of the minutes 190122 (last meeting)

approved

 

  1. Next Conferences:

Discussion about the text of the Call for next conference organisers – 2021-2023.

Draft accepted with few corrections. Deadline will be April 30th, decisions to be made in the June meeting. Official communication at the AGM in Porto. (to the organizers after the June meeting) Applications can be made for a specific year, or for all years. In the later case it’s up to the EC to choose the year.

The Call will be send via our list and put on our website. After that we will spread it similarly to the CfPs for our conferences and spread via our channels of communications. We will use the list of the Porto CfP to coordinate the distribution among us.

 

  1. Porto Conference

Response of the Porto organizers about our answer regarding their need for help with the election of abstracts (vid the Minutes of last meeting, AZ + CSB)

A lot of work was done in the selection processes and we thank the organizers for that.

We suggest to send the comments that were written during this process to the applicants in order to approve their presentations, but it is up to them if they want to do this.

The applicants will be informed by March 1st.

We accept the rejections, although we consider these decisions to be the responsibility of the organizers, not of the EC.

 

  1. Newsletter

Lots of information for the newsletter was received. The next one will be send out in a couple of weeks.

 

  1. Awards

We have a number of nominations for the book award, but not a single one for an article. We will remind members of this category in the next newsletter.

PR will get in contact with Steven Price, who as editor of the JoS should have a good overview about articles to be published during the timespan eligible for the award.

 

  1. Other business

We discussed the option of an additional page on our website for Early Carrier Researchers. The EC prefers to focus on social media in this case instead of putting up a new page with not enough content.

CSB will represent SRN with the Yearbook of International Organizations, a publication of the Union of International Associations,  http://www.uia.org/yearbook

 

Next meeting. Wednesday March 20 at 21:30 Vienna time.

SRN Executive Minutes – January 2019

SRN Minutes 22 January 2019

Screenwriting Research Network Executive Council

Minutes of the EC meeting 21:30 (Vienna time)

22.01.2019 via Skype

 

Attendees: Carmen Sofia Brenes (Chair), Christina Milligan (Minutes), John Finnegan, Margaret McVeigh, Paolo Russo

Apologies: Claus Tieber

Absent (technical problems): Anna Zaluczkowska

 

Agenda SRN EC Meeting

  1. Approval of the minutes 181219 (last meeting)

Approved.                                                                                                                                  Action:These can now be put up on the website (AZ).

 

  1. Porto Conference

Good mix of guest speakers noted.

Regarding whether an Executive Committee member should be involved with reviewing the abstracts, it was noted that the EC has great confidence in the Porto committee and EC involvement is not necessary. EC is happy to engage with Porto committee if they have particular issues that need to be discussed.  Individual members of EC could also be approached by Porto to engage with their executive committee on an individual basis, rather than as members of the EC.

(CSB to discuss EC response with AZ for forwarding to Porto committee).

 

  1. Newsletter

Next newsletter will come out end of February/beginning of March – call for submissions will go out early/mid-February.

JF is sharing points from newsletter on social media to widen its reach.

 

  1. Awards

Book nominations are coming in but not nominations for articles. Discussion re how to draw attention to the award for articles.  JF is promoting on social media and also working on how to bring more attention to articles published in JOS for example.  Suggestions we push this on Twitter also and put out a reminder towards the June deadline.  Will also do reminders in next two newsletters (CM/MM).

 

  1. Call for next conference organisers – 2021-2023

The EC hopes that the annual conference can be held more often outside Europe and noted that there are a large number of members in the US. CSB/PR will write a request for proposals to be circulated around March this year.  There was agreement that September remains a very good time for the conference to be held.

 

  1. Other business
  • JF has put out a call for interest in organizing one-day conferences, particularly for early-career researchers. He is working on one to be held in Falmouth in March and has had good expressions of interest in the UK.  Importance of branding discussed, with JF’s suggestion of an SRN banner being made for use at such conferences appreciated.  This will also be useful for visual branding on social media.
  • Steven Price has confirmed he will update the EC every 2-3 months on the Journal of Screenwriting.
  • Book reviews editor for JOS Rosanne Welch will let us know if/when they need new book reviews (currently already several lined up for forthcoming issues).
  • Membership remains fairly steady with departures being balanced by new members.

 

Meeting ended at ca. 22.10 Vienna time

Next meeting: Feb 19thor 26th at 21:30 Vienna time (Date to be confirmed)

SRN Executive Minutes December 2018

Screenwriting Research Network Executive Council

Minutes of the EC meeting 09:30 (Weds, NZ time) / 21:30 (Vienna time)

19.12.2018 via Skype

 

Attendees: Claus Tieber (Chair), Christina Milligan (Minutes), Paolo Russo, Margaret McVeigh

Apologies: Carmen Sofia Brenes

Absent: John Finnegan, Anna Zaluckowska

 

Agenda SRN EC Meeting

  1. Approval of the minutes 18/11/20 (last meeting)

Approved                                                                                                                              Action: These can now be put up on the website (AZ)

 

  1. Porto Conference

CFP has been widely distributed (gone out twice to list). Conference website is up and looks good.

 

  1. SRN Webpage and social media

Small amendments have now been made as needed to webpage. Social media is growing slowly and JF is keeping Facebook and Twitter going well – Porto will be a good time to assess progress.  New members seem to be signing up to the SRN at a rate of about one a week.

 

  1. Awards

Book nominations coming in.  No nominations for articles so far.  We will put reminder re article award in next newsletter (CM) and discuss how to promote in more depth at next meeting.

 

  1. Other business

We need to advertise when the next Journal of Screenwriting is coming out (FB, Twitter).  PR waiting for reply from Steven Price for update re journal.

 

  1. To be included in agenda for next meeting
  • New section on website for ECR? (Not discussed at this meeting)
  • Promotion of award for articles
  • Call for next conference organisers – 2021-2023 – call likely to go out around March

 

Meeting ended at ca. 10.00 NZ time / 22.00 Vienna time

Next meeting: Jan 22nd at 21:30 Vienna time

SRN Executive Minutes November 2018

Screenwriting Research Network Executive Council

Minutes of the EC meeting 21:30 (Vienna time)

20.11.2018 via Skype

 

Attendees: Carmen Sofia Brenes (Chair), Claus Tieber (Minutes), John Finnigan, Paolo Russo, Anna Zaluczkowska

Excused: Christina Milligan, Margaret McVeigh

 

Agenda SRN EC Meeting

  1. Approval of the minutes 181030 (last meeting)

approved

 

  1. News from Porto Conference

2.1. Call for papers

2.2. Feedback from Guillhermina about our suggestions regarding schedule,

photos, places to have short meetings.

Organizers took comments into account. CfP will be send out via our list by Daniel Ribas or Giullhermina Castro.

CT has already communicated the CfP via diverse list, will send this list to PR, who will make a google doc so we can all help to spread the call as wide as possible.

Action: google doc with list of organisations, mailing lists etc. where we want to post the CfP for the Porto conference – PR

 

  1. Newsletter: any feedback?

No feedback so far, which is not considered as a bad sign by the members of the EC.

 

  1. SRN Webpage and social media:

4.1. New section in the webpage for ECR

4.2. FB and Twitter: movement?

4.3 SARP and Bibliography: how to proceed?

Space for ECR on our website is possible. We should all look for examples and best practices.

Action                        all

 JF is not satisfied with the growth of our twitter account. (117 followers so far), on FB we have 1123 subscribers, but we started earlier. These things need time.

One of the problems is content. There is just not enough content.

SARP and Bibliography should be at the center of a little communication “campain” in January, focusing on social media.

 

  1. ECRs questionnaire (John)

Was sent out by John.

 

  1. Awards

Nominations for the book category are already in. Information about the award was communicated via numerous channels. (additional ones are welcome)

 

  1. Any other business

Membership infos and access to jiscmail was handed over to PR by Ronald Geerts.

 

Meeting ended at ca. 22.30 Vienna time

Next meeting: Dec. 18that 21:30 Vienna time

SRN Executive Minutes October 2018

Agenda SRN EC Meeting

30.10.2018 at 17.30 Chile

Attending: CB (Chair), CT (Minutes), AT, CM, JF, MM, PR

  1. Minutes of the last two meetings

One correction in the minutes of the short meeting at Milan; Paolo and Margaret’s responsibilities: Paolo – Membership, Margaret – treasurer

Minutes approved

  1. Experiences from Milano:

Feedback to the Milano session focused on the following points:

Too many panels at the same time

Too many keynotes

The number of panels are an effect of the growing network. Additional workshops or one-day conferences on special topics could somehow relieve the annual conference. But in general we are happy to expand.

There should be a difference between keynotes, interviews and other formats. Keynote speakers should focus on the conference’s topic. There should be a balance between scholars and practitioners as well a gender balance.

Three or four keynotes would be enough.

 

2.2. Photos of sessions (Paolo)

JF will post some of the photos Armando sent us on social media.

 

2.3. Spaces to have informal meetings (CSB)

There should be a space at our annual conferences where people can meet, talk and network.

 

  1. News from Porto Conference

The organizers of the Porto conference want our feedback on their CfP and the forms of presentation they want to offer. We agree to collect individual feedback per e-mail, and send let Anna as the conference liaison for Porto communicate it.

 

  1. Newsletter

Will be send out soon.

 

  1. SRN Webpage and social media:

5.1. Content: FB and Twitter @SRNConference

5.2 Link resources (SARP and Bibliography) on a regular basis for more visibility

5.3. A few corrections/updates needed on website

 

We have more than 100 followers on Twitter since JF started an account, (we have over 1000 on FB)

JF will send a request for content once a month to find infos for social media and the newsletter.

He will also remind people of SARP and the bibliography.

PR suggests a list of things to change on our website. We will all collect proposals until the next meeting.

There might be a membership area on our website.

Could there be an EC corner on our website?

 

  1. ECRs questionnaire (John)

JF will prepare a questionnaire for ECR.

Infos about research funding are needed. Early Career screenwriting researchers might want to have a place where they can present their work online, even if it is not yet finished.

Is a database of PhD thesis in screenwriting research possible?

Book reviews for the JoS would be a chance for first publications. (and more reviews)

 

  1. Relationship between the SRN and the JoS.

7.1. Encouraging scholars to publish about screenwriting in other Journals

7.2. Diversity and awareness (CSB)

 

postponed to next meeting

 

  1. Membership:

8.1. More formal membership, introducing membership fees?

8.2. Access to website/JISCMail

8.3. Membership data handling

 

Ronald Geerts will give PR access to our membership data. Other topics postponed.

 

  1. Funding: call, networking fund application (COST)

postponed

 

  1. Awards

CT will communicate the award via different channels. Others are invited to support the distribution of the awards information.

 

  1. Any other business

Date of next meeting: November 20th2018 at 21:30 Vienna time