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[Commlist] Call for Papers – 2020 ASPERA Conference
Thu Feb 06 22:28:03 GMT 2020
Call for Papers – 2020 ASPERA Conference
CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO 21 FEBRUARY 2020
The Business – Valuing the Screen Industry
The School of Creative Industries, University of Newcastle, will host
the 17th ASPERA Conference from Wednesday 17th June to Friday 19th June
2020. It will be held at Newspace, UoN’s vertical campus in the heart of
Abstracts for papers and panel proposals are invited based on the theme
ofThe Business – Valuing the Screen Industry. The key aim of the
conference is to encourage a fresh look at the value of the screen
business – also known as ‘The Biz’ – from a range of perspectives, and
explore how our research, our practice and our teaching contributes to
the broader value of the Screen Industry.
Globally, the Screen Industry has matured and can be described in many ways:
* as an industry with film, television and online production sectors;
* by its various audiences and distribution platforms: through
cinematic releases, television presales or online platforms.
* by its genres of production: drama, comedy, musical, horror,
factual, reality TV, soap, etc;
* by the type/theme of content: climate change, indigenous,
* by form of production: live action, animation, CGI, documentary, web
series (short form), feature film (long form) and serial television;
* through an educational lens, where learning about the currency of
screen production can be a lifelong pursuit.
Back in the day ‘The Biz’ might have exclusively related to how funds
are secured to finance a production, but the label has grown to include
much more than finance. The screen biz is about how to achieve and
maintain quality, how to tell stories that are culturally meaningful for
national and global audiences, and institutions are instrumental in
providing current and future screen practitioners with a deeper
understanding of intrinsic value – be that aesthetic, creative,
innovative or social and cultural.
What does The Biz mean to you? We all get caught up in our own
busy-ness, but how has your business, your profession, your vocation,
contributed to the business of screen production? As graduates seek more
employment-related outcomes from courses, how does your teaching relate
to the dynamically shifting screen business? Or are the increasing
demands of Engagement and Impact changing the ways your research is focused?
We encourage those submitting abstracts to interpret the idea of The
Business – Valuing the Screen Industry broadly and creatively. Possible
topics may include, but are by no means limited to, the following areas:
* Screen production and the entrepreneur
* Imagination and the market
* Global media corporations vs small production companies
* Markets for screen content
* New forms of content and new distribution channels
* The economics of teaching screen production
* The ‘business’ of securing research grants
* Mobile technology and work processes
* Screen production as a creative practice
* Screen culture and audience experiences
* Screenwriting for the industry
* Value and screen currency
The conference convenors invite papers, topics for panels, interactive
workshops, posters and exhibits or screenings. The maximum length of
each conference presentation, be it a paper, or a slot within a panel,
will be 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of questions/discussion.
All abstracts received will be considered for peer-reviewed conference
presentations. In addition, your paper can be included in a
double-blind, peer reviewed stream to be published after the conference
in a special issue of Studies in Australasian Cinema in 2020. Please
make it very clear in your submission if you intend to deliver a fully
written paper for this publication.
Postgraduate student submissions, and submissions from international
academics and practitioners, are strongly encouraged.
Please submit all proposals and enquiries (toconference /at/ aspera.org.au)
<mailto:(conference /at/ aspera.org.au)>
* All abstracts of 250 to 300 words, plus author/s biographical
details up to a maximum 100 words, are due byFriday 21 February
2020. Please nominate if the abstract is for the conference
presentation or the double-blind peer-review stream.
* All successful abstract submissions will be notified by late
* For those submitting work for double-blind peer review, full draft
papers of 5000-6000 words must be submitted by Monday 6 April 2020.
* Feedback on full papers submitted for double-blind peer review will
be made available in advance of the conference so that authors have
the opportunity to incorporate suggested changes in their
presentation, and then submit final drafts by 30 June 2020 – the
publication deadline for the journal special issue).
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