CFP: Special Issue of Critical Studies in Media Communication

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Calls for Papers, Journals | Comments Off


Critical Studies in Media Communication
Special Issue: Digital Labor, Below-the-Line
Submission deadline: January 12, 2015
Final drafts due: April 12, 2015
Publication: August 2015

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CFP: Connected Viewing Initiative Year 3

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Calls for Papers, Current Events, Scholarship | Comments Off

CFP: Connected Viewing – Research on Emerging Trends

Project Dates: August 2014 – June 2015

The Media Industries Project (MIP) at the Carsey-Wolf Center at UC Santa Barbara, in collaboration with Warner Bros., is assembling a small team of researchers for the third year of our “Connected Viewing” initiative. We are examining emerging trends in digital distribution and multi-screen exhibition as well as new forms of audience activity and engagement, and their cultural implications. Principal investigators will have the opportunity to interact with home entertainment executives at Warner Bros. during the course of their research, and will receive funding for their work.

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CFP: Screen Policies in the 21st Century

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Calls for Papers, Conferences, Current Events | Comments Off

5th CinEcoSA Conference
17-18 November 2014
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, France

Historically, film has been at the centre of cultural policies around the world. These public policies have striven to support a local film production, for both cultural and economic reasons. After dedicating the previous conference in 2013 to Film and TV policies in the English-speaking world, CinEcoSA ( now wishes to enlarge the discussion to 1) other media, 2) other regions around the world. Over the last three decades, the media environment has changed, with digitalisation and the development of new forms of screen media (video games, the Internet, mobile media), so much so that screen media is no longer geographically constrained in its production and distribution. New technologies have also potentially reduced the costs of producing and distributing films around the world. These changes have consequently challenged government policies aimed at the cultural protection and nurturing of local screen industries.

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Conference CFP: Independent States Conference

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Calls for Papers, Conferences, Current Events | Comments Off

Independent States Conference
4 -5 September 2014
Institute for Creative Enterprise, Edge Hill University

What does independence mean for and within the creative and cultural sectors? Independent, indie, freelance, entrepreneur, radical and oppositional are located on a continuum of independence signalling aesthetic, creative, economic, political or ideological distinctiveness. At the same time, when it comes to labour, these terms may be indicative of precarious or portfolio careers while changes to funding, production, distribution and marketing have transformed relationships between indies and audiences. This conference will consider the role, impact, benefits and characteristics of indies and independence within local, regional, national and global contexts.

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First Issue of Media Industries Journal Now Live

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Current Events, Journals, Scholarship | Comments Off

The first issue of Media Industries is now online and we are currently accepting submissions for future issues.

About Our First Issue

Issue 1 is the first in a series of three issues to be published over the summer that features essays authored by our esteemed editorial board. Each of the board essays discusses the state of the field of media industries studies.

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TV is the New Cinema Symposium

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Conferences | Comments Off

TV is the New Cinema:

Exploring the Erosion of Boundaries between two Media

Thursday 22 May 2014

12.30-7.30 pm

Lecture Theatre 1, The Redmonds Building, Liverpool John Moores University

One-day symposium organised by the Department of Communication and Media, University of Liverpool and the Department of Film Studies, Liverpool John Moores University.

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Transforming Hollywood 5 to be held on April 4

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Transforming Hollywood 5:

The Future of Television

Friday, April 4, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

James Bridges Theater, UCLA    

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