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TV Format Factor Conference Programme

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The final programme for the TV Format Factor Conference taking place in Bologna on May 23-24 May is available! It can be accessed here: MM9_conference_programme There is a great line-up of TV format experts and attendance for those coming to listen is free!   Keynotes Here to Entertain Us: How TV Formats Changed Television Jean K. Chalaby, City, University of London Beyond Television: Theorizing the Format in Cultural History Jérôme Bourdon, Tel Aviv...

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CFP The Format Factor: Television Shows, Brands and Properties in the Global Television Scenario

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in News | 0 comments

CFP The Format Factor Television Shows, Brands and Properties in the Global Television Scenario Bologna, Dipartimento delle Arti, May 23rd-24th, 2017   Organized by Luca Barra and Paola Brembilla In collaboration with Andrea Esser, the Media Across Borders Network and the ECREA Television Studies section   Confirmed keynote speakers: Jérôme Bourdon, Jean Chalaby   The 9th Media Mutation Conference, hosted by the Dipartimento delle Arti of Universita di Bologna, will this year focus on the cultural and industrial role of global formats in television production,...

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The Hollywood Meme – Book Launch and Screening

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Iain Robert Smith's new book The Hollywood Meme: Transnational Adaptations in World Cinema will be published later this month. It will be launched at the Cinema Museum, London on the evening of Monday 28th November as part of a broader celebration of 'Remakesploitation'. There will be a screening of the documentary Remix, Remake, Rip-Off followed by a Q&A with director Cem Kaya, a talk from Dr. Smith on the history of international film remakes, projectors showing clips of Turkish Superman, Filipino Batman, etc. on the walls of the museum, and loads more fun!  Tickets...

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Cfp – Translation in the creative industries

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Call for Papers for the Journal of Specialised Translation on Translation in the Creative Industries. Guest-Edited by Dionysios Kapsaskis (d.kapsaskis@roehampton.ac.uk), this special issue of JoSTrans "aims to establish and investigate the role that translation plays in the growth of the creative industries." Articles exploring lingustic, cultural, sociological, pedagogical or professional aspects of translation in the creative sector, and in particular in the areas of visual arts, performing arts, design, cultural sites, cultural events, advertising, as well as publishing and...

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New issue of VIEW on TV Formats and Format Research

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in News | 0 comments

  Cover image credit: (c) FremantleMedia Spain   The new issue of VIEW is now available! VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture has launched its Volume 5 Issue 9 on TV Formats and Format Research: Theory, Methodology, History and New Developments. This special issue of VIEW "builds on existing format scholarship to deepen our understanding of the history and the continuing growth of the TV format business from a European perspective." Co-edited by Dr. John Ellis, Dr. Andrea Esser, and Dr. Juan Francisco Gutiérrez Lozano, this issue is fully...

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The FIRST MAB BOOK is AVAILABLE!

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in News | Comments Off on The FIRST MAB BOOK is AVAILABLE!

Media Across Borders: Localizing TV, Film and Video Games, the first Media Across Borders' book is out! Following several years of workshops and conferences, Media Across Borders: Localizing TV, Film and Video Games is the result of the collaboration of the Media Across Borders' network members. Incredibly new and deeply diversified, this work reflects the breadth and quality of the Media Across Borders' members research. What happened when Sesame Street and Big Brother were adapted for African audiences? Or when video games Final Fantasy and Assassins’ Creed were localized...

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