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Keynote speakers

Peter Krämer

Auteurism, Adaptations and Beyond: Reflections on 40 Years of Studying Production Histories and Story Development

Peter Krämer is a Senior Research Fellow in Cinema & TV in the Leicester Media School at De Montfort University (Leicester, UK). He also is a Senior Fellow in the School of Art, Media and American Studies at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK) and a regular guest lecturer at several other universities in the UK, Germany and the Czech Republic.

He is the author or editor of twelve academic books and has published over ninety essays in academic journals and edited collections. Drawing on extensive archival research, much of his work – including short monographs on The GeneralDr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb2001: A Space OdysseyA Clockwork Orange and American Graffiti – deals, among other things, with production histories, in particular story development. 

Donat F. Keusch & Gabriele C. Sindler

Insights into the skills and the practical art of story & script development.

Tribute to František Daniel – The “unknown” whiz of script analysis and -writing.

Donat F. Keusch and Gabriele C. Sindler are CEO & COO of DFK FILMS | dfk script*service. The company has an expertise of more than 3,000 script evaluations. Based on the specific needs of film production, national and worldwide distribution, and financing, DFK FILMS offers the evaluation, in depth analysis, and improvement of screenplays. The basic tool is the newly developed and approved technique: the Story-Step-Outline (SSO) | *40-Steps-Method. The method is the fundamental step towards a psychoanalytical approach to the author’s intentions. 

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Screenwriting Research Network Conference 2024

Conference Theme: “Conversation Beyond Script”

Dates: September 11-14, 2024

Location: Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic

The Screenwriting Research Network invites scholars, researchers, practitioners, and enthusiasts to participate in the Screenwriting Research Network Conference 2024. This annual event serves as a vibrant platform for the exchange of ideas, insights, and research findings in the field of screenwriting and storytelling in audiovisual media.

The central theme for SRN 2024 is “Conversation Beyond Script,” encouraging a broad exploration of dialogues and communication within the world of screenwriting and beyond. Although we emphasize the role of dialogues in scripts and films, we also invite you to interpret this theme metaphorically, considering filmmakers’ discussions in the crews, intercultural dialogue, and other related topics.

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About SRN 2024:

The Screenwriting Research Network is a research group consisting of scholars, reflective practitioners, and practice-based researchers interested in research on screenwriting. The aim is to rethink the screenplay in relation to its histories, theories, values, and creative practices. The SRN was founded in 2006 and has since held fifteen conferences on four continents. For more information, please visit the official website.

We look forward to your contributions and the engaging conversations that will shape SRN 2024!