FREE REGISTRATION OPEN for Production Studies Conference, 2016

It’s time! Registration is now open for the 2016 CATH Centre postgraduate conference, “Production Studies”. Registration is free and can be done by following this link.

We’re looking forward to a stellar conference, replete with brand spanking new scholarship and all the complimentary tea and coffee you can handle. Everyone is welcome, and we look forward to seeing you there!

As a preview, here’s our schedule:

09.00 – 09.30   Registration (Clephan Building: Third Floor Lobby)

09.30 – 10.30   Keynote: Invisible Labour/Invisible Workers in Media Production Studies – Dr. Bridget Conor (Kings College London) CL3.01

10.30 – 10.45   Break CL3.02

10.45 – 12.25   Parallel Panels (1)

The Role of Women in Film and Television Production


Production for Contemporary Audiences


Frances Galt (De Montfort University) – Patterns of Discrimination against Women in the Film and Television Industries Report (1975): A Historical Context Cassie Brummitt (De Montfort University) – Pottermore: The Production of a Digital Adaptation
Ania Ostrowska (University of Southampton) – I’m Not Very Good At Compromising…’ Creative Agency of Women Documentarians Working With British TV Channels Gloria Dagnino (Università della Svizzera italiana) – Friends with (conflicting) Benefits? Industrial and Cultural Relations Between Italian Film Producers and Product Placement Agents
Jennifer Voss (De Montfort University) – ‘The Hardest Working Girl in Hollywood’: Clara Bow, Louise Brooks and the Welfare of the Performer Jinuo Diao (University of St Andrews) – Under the Profit Push Trend: What is Happening to Production in the Contemporary Chinese Film Industry
Munira Cheema (University of Sussex) – The Production of Gender-based Content in Pakistani Television Industry Anna Potter (University of Sunshine Coast) – Digitally Disrupting Programming and Production Practices: Tales from the Children’s Television Industry

12.25 – 13.10   Lunch CL3.02

13.10 – 14.50   Parallel Panels (2)

National Contexts of Production


The Lives of Production Workers


Marc Rose (University of Portsmouth) – Creative Identity in British Music Video: Exploring Oil Factory and Sophie Muller Laura Taylor (Leeds Beckett University) – Self-Shooting for Documentary and Factual
Maya Nedyalkova (University of Southampton) – On a Mission to Win: Contemporary Bulgarian Producer Dimitar Mitovski and His Comedy Feature Mission London Karl Rawstrone (University of West of England/Bournemouth University) – Methodological Issues: Questions and Interventions in the Qualitative Interview
Andre Dechert (University of Augsburg) – Looking to America: A Transnational History of Early West German Television in the 1950s Laura Fryer (De Montfort University) – Screenwriting, Self-Adaptation and Collaborative Authorship: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s The Householder and Heat and Dust
Alejandra Castano Echeverri (University of Leicester) – Creative Labour and Public Value: Contextual Specificity and Impact on Colombian Public Broadcasting System Geoff Brown (De Montfort University) – A Fly on the Wall in 1929: The Production Diary of David Cunyghame at British International Pictures

14.50 – 15.05   Break CL3.02

15.05 – 16.45   Parallel Panels (3)

Production Workers as Creative Workers


Genre and Generic Context of Production


Tim Heath (Royal Holloway) – “Idiots Turned Engineers.” The Redistribution of skill in British Television Dubbing Daniel Klug (University of Basel) – ‘It’s Not What It looks Like’: The Context of Scripted Reality Production
Tom Symmons (Early Career Researcher) – New Hollywood Cinematographers Eva Pjajcikova (Masaryk University) – Czech Television Crime Series Constructing their Identities
Rowan Aust (Royal Holloway) – The Lives of Television Editors Kieran Foster (De Montfort University) – Dracula Unseen: Hammer’s Unmade Films
Dr Douglas McNaughton (University of Brighton) – ‘Visible’ and ‘Invisible’ Performance: Framing Performance in 1970s Television Drama Production Li Yuxiao (ShanDong University) – Inexperienced Content Producers Create Popular Works

16.45 – 17.00   Break CL3.02

17.00 – 18.00   Roundtable with Industry Guests: Chris Carey, Graham Duff and B. Jones CL3.01

18.00 – 18.30   Wine Reception CL3.02

19.00   Conference Dinner – The Boot Room, Leicester (more details to follow)





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