Archives par mot-clé : media industry

Parution : Media Work, Mothers and Motherhood (S. Liddy, A. O’Brien, ed.)

Susan Liddy, Anne O’Brien (ed.), Media Work, Mothers and Motherhood. Negotiating the International Audio-Visual Industry, Routledge, 2021


This interdisciplinary and international volume offers an innovative and critical exploration of the impact of motherhood on the engagement of women in media and creative industries across the globe. Diverse contributions critically engage with the intersections and overlap between the social categories of worker and mother, and the work of media production and maternal caregiving.

Conflicting ideas about, and expectations of, mothers are untangled in the context of the working world of radio, film, television and creative media industries. The book teases out commonalities between experiences that are evident across a number of countries, from Hollywood to Bollywood, as well as examining the differences between class, religion, maternal status and cultural frameworks that surround working mothers in various nation states. It also offers some possibilities for ways forward that can improve the lives of women workers who are also mothers.

A timely and valuable contribution to international debates on equality, mothers and motherhood in audiovisual industries, this book will be of interest to scholars and students of media, communication, cultural studies and gender, programmes engaged with work inequalities and motherhood studies, and activists, funders, policymakers and practitioners.

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Conference : Algorithms in Film, Television and Sound Cultures:New Ways of Knowing and Storytelling

April 29-30, April

Virtual Event

Abstract Submission Deadline (EXTENDED): March 15, 2021

Organized by: Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Film and Television

Venue: Virtual Zoom Event

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • Christian Katzenbach (Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin)
  • Robert Prey (University of Groningen, Faculty of Arts)
  • Diğdem Sezen (Teesside University, School of Computing, Engineering and Digital Technologies, Department of Transmedia Digital Art and Animation)

Contemporary visual and sound cultures which increasingly rely on algorithmic analytics raise important questions on subjectivity and creativity in our ways of seeing and hearing, the ethics of the visual and the aural, the quantified self, the aesthetics and the provenance of the image. The use of algorithmic analytics to create media content, including films, series, trailers and teasers have proliferated with the advent of networking and digital streaming platforms. Digital data sets have become commodities in the global media industry. The knowledge obtained from digital data sustains the flow of knowledge on the users’ choices, governing production and consumption processes. Although algorithmic data appears to be computationally generated, it is bound with actors, networks, businesses and their ways of thinking and imagining the world. A line of research focuses on how the algorithmic calculation of taste data in film, sound and television have transformed and possibly subverted the mediums. Hence, algorithms are objects of critical cultural and political analyses.

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Parution :

Colin Jon Mark Crawford, Netflix’s Speculative Fictions. Financializing Platform Television, Lexington Books, 2020. 

Netflix’s Speculative Fictions: Financializing Platform Television argues that Netflix’s scaled expansion has hinged upon its ability not only to create, but more importantly to communicate, new forms and flows of potential value in platform capitalism, wherein capital is mobilized not only from direct revenue streams but also the new value assigned to inputs and investments of data, debt, attention, behavior, taste, time, sociality, and speculation. To interpret and critique these new communications and projections of value, Colin Jon Mark Crawford performs a discursive analysis of the platform television industry leader Netflix and its ‘investor lore’: the multi-sited narrative of value found in the company’s investor relations materials and corporate communications, such as letters to shareholders, financial earnings reports, executive interviews, press releases, and blog posts. Netflix best represents the increasingly ubiquitous nexus of culture, tech, and finance industries that is platform television. To better understand the emergent financial logics of this relatively new media industry, we must first understand the speculative narratives and discourses of value which organize it. Scholars of media studies, television studies, technology studies, and economics will find this book particularly useful.

Colin Jon Mark Crawford is a PhD student in the Film and Moving Image program at Concordia University.

Appel : Animation et industrie culturelle

“Animation as Cultural Industry? Designing and Making Cartoons”, appel à articles pour la RFSIC (Revue française des sciences de l’information et de la communication n° 18, Sébastien François et Marie Pruvost-Delaspre (dir.) 

Pour le 31 mars 2019

Even though academic interest for the animated medium remains on the fringe of media studies, it seems to have gained much importance during in the last few decades (Crafton, 1982; Pilling, 1997; Lamarre, 2008; Wells, 2012). Following the impetus of the thriving “animation studies” in the English-speaking context and the pioneering work of the Society for Animation Studies (SAS) founded in 1987, scientific research on animation has started to spread across different linguistic areas and countries. Nevertheless, animation as a field of research still appears in a state of dispersal and fragmentation, marked by recurrent tropisms. Indeed, due to their dependence to related scientific projects or events, the works conducted on animation and its multiple formats and techniques have been developed within different disciplinary fields, such as film and media studies, communication studies, history or sociology, but in a certain state of unawareness of one another (Pilling, 1998; Denis, 2011). They also have been mainly focused on aesthetics and contents –and to some extent on reception–, putting aside the practical conditions of the making of animation.

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Parution : Culture et (in)dépendance

Olivier Alexandre, Sophie Noël, Aurélie Pinto (éd.)

Culture et (in)dépendance : les enjeux de l’indépendance dans les industries culturelles

Peter Lang, 2017

« Indépendant », « alternatif », « indie », « underground », « avant-garde », « de création »… Depuis les années 1970, la revendication d’indépendance a pris une importance grandissante dans les univers de production culturelle. Qu’elle se rapporte à des contenus, des méthodes de travail ou des dispositifs de médiation, cette revendication propose une alternative à la domination des groupes et des productions mainstream. Son succès conduit cependant à s’interroger sur la cohérence même d’une notion progressivement transformée en label de qualité.

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Appel : Media Industry Studies


Réponses attendues avant le 15 septembre 2017, pour un congrès international les 18-20 avril 2018,  Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London

Studies of media industries have formed a distinctive strand of media scholarship. Foundational traditions in this field are marked by the political economy of communications, sociology of media occupations and institutions, media economics, media industry historiography, and critical and cultural studies. Subsequently, insights drawn from critical legal studies, cultural policy studies, economic geography, creative labour, cultural economy, Internet studies, production cultures and informal media economies have diversified and enriched the field.

In part this interest arises from contemporary changes within the media industries themselves, with the global extension and integration of media markets, digitalization of media production and distribution, changing business models, proliferation of supply channels, patterns of corporate convergence, and the blurring of producer/consumer relations. These are only the most recent development, however, of industries built on complex and contested histories.

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