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New Book! The Format Age, Jean Chalaby

Posted by on Feb 20, 2016 in News | Comments Off on New Book! The Format Age, Jean Chalaby

The Format Age: Television's Entertainment Revolution, Jean Chalaby's new book, is now available! Few trends have had as much impact on television as formats have in recent years. Long confined to the fringes of the TV industry, they have risen to prominence since the late 1990s. Today, they are a global business with hundreds of programmes adapted across the world at any one time, from mundane game shows to blockbuster talent competitions, from factual entertainment to high-end drama. Based on exclusive industry access, this book provides an in-depth analysis of the complex world of...

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MAB Conference 2015 made it to CST Online!

Posted by on Feb 20, 2016 in News | Comments Off on MAB Conference 2015 made it to CST Online!

The MAB Conference 2015 is the object of a blog post on CST Online! Tobias Steiner, a conference participant, gratified Media Across Borders with a warm-hearted report of its 2015 Conference, qualified as an "inspiring event". So, if you could not make it to the conference, or if you are just curious to discover someone else's standpoint on it, check it out here!

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New Book! Hollywood Meme, Dr. Smith

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016 in News | Comments Off on New Book! Hollywood Meme, Dr. Smith

Dr. Iain Robert Smith new work is to be published very soon!     This is the uncharted history of Hollywood reworkings from a Turkish Star Trek to a Bollywood Godfather. Did you know that there was a Turkish remake of The Exorcist in which Catholicism was replaced with Islam? Or that in 1966, a film was produced in the Philippines entitled James Batman in which James Bond and Batman team up to fight crime? Or that a Bollywood remake of Memento has been one of the biggest box-office successes in India of all time? The Hollywood Meme is the first comprehensive study of the unlicensed...

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New Book! Translation and Localization in Video Games, Dr. Bernal-Merino

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in News | Comments Off on New Book! Translation and Localization in Video Games, Dr. Bernal-Merino

Dr. Miguel Angel Bernal-Merino's new book is out!     Translation and Localization in Video Games: Making Entertainment Software Global is a multidisciplinary study of the translation and localisation of video games. It offers a descriptive analysis of the industry – understood as a global phenomenon in entertainment – and aims to explain the norms governing present industry practices, as well as game localisation processes. Additionally, it discusses particular translation issues that are unique to the multichannel nature of video games, in which verbal and...

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CFP – TV Formats and Format Research, VIEW

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Please find below the cfp for the issue of VIEW on TV Formats and Format Research: Theory, Methodology, History and New Developments. This issue is to be published in September 2016. Paper Proposals of 500 words max are due on September 1, 2015. For more information and the call for paper, click here: 20150420_viewjournal_cfp-issue09-1

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Special Issue of Continuum on “Transnational Television Remakes”

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

A special journal issue, dedicated to ‘Transnational Television Remakes’ was published in September 2015. Edited by Claire Perkins and Constantine Verevis, this special issue of Continuum seeks to provide a cross-cultural investigation of the current phenomenon of transnational television remakes. Assembling an international team of scholars (from Australia, Germany, Israel, the UK and the USA), it draws upon ideas from transnational media and cultural studies to offer an understanding of global cultural borrowings and format translation that extends beyond those approaches that...

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