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Screenwriting Research Network Conference

About the SRN 2017 Conference

The aim of the SRN 2017 Conference in Dunedin

The aim of the Screenwriting Research Network 2017 Conference is to consolidate our growing global screenwriting research network while, at the same time, providing a forum to investigate screenwriting praxis as a trans/national phenomenon. This aim thus builds on the important work done at the 2015 Chilean conference, and will be based around similar themes.

Planned keynote speakers may include Rachel Lang (writer on TV shows such as Outrageous Fortune, Go Girls, and The Almighty Johnsons), Himiona Grace (writer/director of The Pā Boys) and Briar Grace-Smith (writer of the film, The Strength of Water).

The conference theme is Screenwriting: Fact and Fiction, Truth and the Real

SRN2017 will examine how we approach/frame our storytelling, in and from different contexts. This then brings in conventions, orthodoxies, claims about the real and the truth (which might be different from the ‘real’), as well as the cultural and industrial contexts of storytelling practice(s).

In other words, how we justify telling our stories in a particular way and how these shifts impact our work as practitioners and scholars: for example, in Aotearoa New Zealand, why it is important to understand different cultural perspectives which include the very nature of storytelling, if we are to get (or get to) a particular truth. We want to discuss the role and function of conventions regarding fact and fiction, as well as interrogating the practices of certain genres and media.

For full information and details see the Screenwriting Research Network Conference website

Date Monday, 28 August 2017 - Thursday, 31 August 2017
Time 8:00am - 5:00pm
Audience Public
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Conference
DepartmentMedia, Film and Communication

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