Special Journal Issue on TV Narrative

The latest issue of The Velvet Light Trap (Number 58, Fall 2006), spotlights film and TV narrative. There is a wonderful selection of papers with one by Jason Mittell: Keating, Patrick. Emotional Curves and Linear Narratives Newman, Michael Z. From Beats to Arcs: Toward a Poetics of Television Narrative Mittell, Jason. Narrative Complexity in Contemporary American … Read moreSpecial Journal Issue on TV Narrative

DAC in Australia

DAC, the premier international digital arts conference, will be in Perth next year with Beap. They have just announced the first stage of acceptances: The reviewing of the 230 abstracts has now been completed, and many thanks to the reviewers for the enormous task. In a process that turns out to have been highly competitive, … Read moreDAC in Australia

CROSS Sessions at SPAA

Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) 21st Annual Conference is being held November 14th-17th on the Gold Coast.   The Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) represents the interests of producers on all issues that affect the business and creative aspects of independent screen production. Our annual conference is held over three days and attracts more than 650 … Read moreCROSS Sessions at SPAA

The Lost Experience: Branding Perspective Interview

Rick Mathieson interviews Mike Benson, the Senior Vice President of Marketing for ABC Entertainment, on “multi-platform branded entertainment”. It is an audio interview about The Lost Experience from a branding perspective (which extends an earlier article on the topic too). I’ve popped some notes about each one here: Part 1: Benson spoke about how The Lost Experience helped … Read moreThe Lost Experience: Branding Perspective Interview

The Whedonverse Expands

As with all conjured universes that have a premature ending or unpopulated grid, the Whedonverse, specifically Firefly and Serenity verse, has been persisted by fans. There are some wonderful fanfics such as the fan-made TV-series Into the Black and the live-action paromage (what I call a parody that is a homage) Mosquito. More recently there is also … Read moreThe Whedonverse Expands

MipCom Mobile Content Awards Call for Works

MipCom has a call for works for their Mobile Content Awards: Established media companies and small innovative firms alike are responding to the rapid growth of Mobile TV and video services by producing content especially made for mobile devices. The MIPCOM Mobile TV Screenings & Awards recognise outstanding achievement in mobile film and video content … Read moreMipCom Mobile Content Awards Call for Works

Talk on Cross-Media Entertainment at AFTRS

The Australian Film, Television and Radio School has asked me to come in a give a lunchtime seminar on Cross-Media Entertainment. It is for practitioners across the whole school but outsiders are welcome to come too. Tomorrow at 1pm. Apologies for the late notice as I was waiting for the very sexy poster that you … Read moreTalk on Cross-Media Entertainment at AFTRS