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Television from Small Nations

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This multidisciplinary, international research network addresses the specific challenges and opportunities facing television broadcasters and producers in small nations. For small nations the television industry performs a number of important cultural, political and economic functions: constructing cultural identities, contributing towards a democratic public sphere, and enabling minority-languages to thrive in the modern world. However, several structural challenges shape their TV industries including less access to talent, fewer capital resources, higher production costs, and a smaller market for advertising and license fee revenue. The network directly addresses these imperatives by drawing together academic experts and key stakeholders in the television industry, and enabling them to identify the necessary conditions for sustained success in both cultural and commercial terms.

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Industrial Approaches to Media - The University of Nottingham

Industrial Approaches to Media - The University of Nottingham | Television from Small Nations | Scoop.it
Industrial Approaches to Media (IAM) is a research methods training initiative aimed at postgraduate and early career researchers interested in engaging directly with media industry professionals and companies to produce original and collaborative research.
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Screen Talent Europe

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Screen Talent Europe is a network of film workshops and media centers in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Faroe Islands, Germany, Ireland, Northern Ireland and France. The purpose of the network is to promote and foster co-operation between our partners and to help filmmakers exchange knowledge, experiences and methods through talent camps, network meetings and co-productions.
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Serial Eyes: Experiencing the Writers' Room

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Europe’s first postgraduate TV serial writing & production programme

From 'The Sopranos' to 'Breaking Bad', and recently the European 'The Killing', 'Misfits' or 'The Returned',


An intensive 8-month full-time postgraduate course on TV writing and producing, based in Berlin and taught in English. It is designed for young European TV writers and producers with previous experience. SERIAL EYES is organised and ran by the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) and is partnering with the London Film School and the National Film School of Denmark.

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Towards a 'transnational regional' cinema: the francophone Belgian case study, Transnational Cinemas

Towards a 'transnational regional' cinema: the francophone Belgian case study, Transnational Cinemas | Television from Small Nations | Scoop.it
As I work towards an approach to cinemas in a regional context, this blog post signposts an article now published on the concept of a 'transnational regional' cinema in the Transnational Cinemas journal. As the abstract outlines, the article serves to introduce the ‘transnational regional’ as a means of better understanding the transnational-national-regional basis of contemporary francophone Belgian cinema. It…
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Television from Small Nations - Internationalisation

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How big is 'small' in terms of a nation? And to what extent should size determine the value of a culture? Or should cultural value be kept separate from political clout? These questions matter incr...
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‘The World is Round’ - TV in Small Nations, by By Hywel Wiliam and Tim Hartley (Royal Television Society)

‘The World is Round’ - TV in Small Nations, by By Hywel Wiliam and Tim Hartley (Royal Television Society) | Television from Small Nations | Scoop.it
‘The World is Round’ - Challenges and Opportunities for TV in Small Nations

 
It may be true that ‘TV tells stories for a nation about a nation’, but this event also showed that Nordic drama producers are going beyond ‘noir’ to find international as well as local audiences.  The Wales Centre discussion, held in partnership with the University of South Wales, followed a daytime conference that explored issues surrounding television production in small nations.

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A report about the first workshop of Television from Small Nations research network on the RTS Wales website. For further details about the TV from Small Nations network, see http://smallnationstv.org/. ;

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EBU Knowledge Exchange 2015

The EBU Knowledge Exchange brings together EBU Members, media professionals and communications scholars for a day of discussion and ideas sharing around a current issue affecting public service media (PSM). - See more at: http://www3.ebu.ch/events/2015/09/ebu-knowledge-exchange-2015

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TV in Small Nations: Sustaining Talent, Royal Television Society

TV in Small Nations: Sustaining Talent, Royal Television Society | Television from Small Nations | Scoop.it
'Sustaining Talent' was the theme of a two day workshop held on the 2nd and 3rd June in the Danish port of Aarhus, the country's second city and the location of its Film Village, which houses over 60 production companies. It was the third workshop in a series exploring some of the challenges faced by the television industries of small nations, in a unique collaboration between the Universities of Aarhus and South Wales (USW), with contributions from Glasgow Caledonian University, Copenhagen University, the Irish Broadcaster, TG4, S4C and RTS Wales.
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New Danish Screen: Der er opstået en fejl på siden

New Danish Screen: Der er opstået en fejl på siden | Television from Small Nations | Scoop.it
Fejl på siden. Vi beklager.
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The EPIC Network – part of Screen Talent Europe – Emerging Producers' International Co-production network

The EPIC Network – part of Screen Talent Europe – Emerging Producers' International Co-production network | Television from Small Nations | Scoop.it
The Emerging Producers International Co-Production (EPIC) network is an association of young producer talents from Northern Europe. The networks main goal is to create more transnational collaborations and to make it easier for young people to find production assistance, advice, creative exchanges and finance in other countries.
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Call for Papers - SPECIAL ISSUE

Call for Papers - SPECIAL ISSUE | Television from Small Nations | Scoop.it
International journal of TV serial narratives
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"Locations in Television Drama Series"

Guest Editors: Anne Marit Waade and John Lynch

 

This special issue is dedicated to the analysis of the increasingly significant role of location as a key element in television drama. In recent years, the popularity of serial television has progressively been tied to the expanded use of location as a central element in productions, both as setting and as part of a wider audience engagement driven by social media and marketing. Popular television series and brands as for example Game of Thrones, Sex and the city, Nordic Noir, The Fall, Cities and The Wire illustrate how location has become a significant production value. This emerging field of research defined here as ‘location studies’ represents an interdisciplinary approach to the study of television series. It is pertinent at this point to bring together examples of work from a range of scholars and to usefully mark out potential lines of development within the subject. Location has so far mainly been considered as a practical term in film and television productions.

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Television drama production in small nations: Mobilities in a cha...: ingentaconnect

Television drama production in small nations: Mobilities in a cha...: ingentaconnect | Television from Small Nations | Scoop.it

Authors: Mcelroy, Ruth; Noonan, Caitriona

Source: The Journal of Popular Television, Volume 4, Number 1, 1 January 2016, pp. 109-127(19)

Publisher: Intellect

 

 

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Abstract:

For small nations, the television industry functions on a number of interlinking levels constructing a sense of identity, contributing towards a democratic public sphere, and providing an important cultural and economic resource. Television drama is particularly important to these functions due to its ability to tell stories about and for a nation. However, the ecology of television drama production is changing in terms of technological innovation, greater competition, downward pressure on costs, and evolving audience consumption patterns. Set within this context, this article investigates the television industry of a particular small nation, Wales, and its most recent creative infrastructure project, the BBC’s Roath Lock Studios. One of the key features of the Welsh production ecology is mobility, and the authors frame this research around three aspects of mobility, which condition the making of television drama: how production and symbolic value are mobilized in small nations, the consequences of production mobility between regions and nations, and the impetus for content mobility through the international sale of series and formats. These forms of mobility are intimately linked to the negotiation of power, which circumscribes all indigenous drama production, but which may be felt more acutely by smaller nations where access to talent, greater limits on resources and questions of sustainability condition the everyday realities of television professionals. Using interviews with key stakeholders in the field of television drama production in Wales, this article argues that the voice and lived experience of television practitioners and stakeholders is a vital element in the academic critique of cultural and industrial developments in television production. The research suggests that Roath Lock would seem to be a success within its principal term of reference, which is to house more efficient and well-made drama for the BBC network and for S4C. On a more subjective level, it has been used by a variety of stakeholders to create positive perceptions of Welsh creative industries and ‘put Wales on the map’, to compete with other locales within and outside the United Kingdom, for international productions, capital investment, talent and industry legitimacy. However, real concerns remain about whether it enables drama production that adequately represents contemporary life in Wales, and delivers on the cultural aspirations of television workers and viewers.

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Challenges and Opportunities for Television in Small Nations

Challenges and Opportunities for Television in Small Nations | Television from Small Nations | Scoop.it
The Royal Television Society and the University of South Wales   Television production is now a global industry and success on the world stage can help sustain domestic output.  The success of Nordic Noir in the UK, with series such as The Killing, Borgen, and The Bridge has challenged earlier thinking in the TV industry that English speaking audiences will not welcome content in other languages and from other national contexts.
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Television Drama Production in Wales.

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A report by the Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations Dr Ruth McElroy & Dr Caitriona Noonan with Emeritus Prof. Steve Blandford

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Prof John Cook, Professor in Media, Glasgow Caledonian University, ‘Is Doctor Who exterminating BBC drama around the UK?’ The Conversation, 18th September 2015.

Prof John Cook, Professor in Media, Glasgow Caledonian University, ‘Is Doctor Who exterminating BBC drama around the UK?’ The Conversation, 18th September 2015. | Television from Small Nations | Scoop.it
Everyone's favourite BBC sci-fi show is sometimes held up as a model of regional development in television. Don't believe it.
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IWA Wales Media Audit ‘Media in Wales: A Democratic Necessity’

IWA Wales Media Audit ‘Media in Wales: A Democratic Necessity’ | Television from Small Nations | Scoop.it
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