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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SRN PRACTICE LED/BASED WORKING GROUP

This working group is a place for members who are involved in practice based/led research around the screenplay to share experience, methodology and approaches. As academic forums develop for creative practice films, the screenplay, continues to be rarely published or seen; it occupies a liminal status somewhere between screen studies and creative writing studies – something else we can debate. We also intend to develop a resource of academic journals and non-academic publications that are interested in research screenplay outputs.

There is a closed Facebook group to facilitate discussion through the year between the annual conferences which can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/298152724115529/about/

To join the working group contact: Max Gee at mgee@bournemouth.ac.uk

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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 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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