Making Hollywood Mobile: Labour in Global Film and Television Production

Presented by Dr Kevin Sanson (School of Communication, QUT)

Date: 29 September, 2017
Time: 3pm-4pm
Location: Room 740, Michie Building (#9)

Abstract:

Drawing from interviews with screen media practitioners in Atlanta, London, Los Angeles, and Budapest, among other key production hubs, this talk moves past abstract discussions of ‘runaway production’ to map the transformations mobile film and television production has engendered within the work worlds of the craft workers and crewmembers responsible for making our motion pictures. In particular, I argue that international production is not just an inevitable consequence of cost cutting and public subsidy but a product of human labor that is otherwise obscured in popular discourses about global screen production. I furthermore draw attention to the conditions of that work to underscore the shifting spatial dynamics of screen media labour and the consequences those transformations pose to the personal and professional livelihoods of film and television workers. 

 

Presenter:

Dr Kevin Sanson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Communication at Queensland University of Technology. He also is a founding member of the editorial collective for Media Industries, a new peer-reviewed, open access journal devoted exclusively to critical media industries research. He currently serves as the journal’s managing editor. Previously, Dr Sanson was the Research Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center’s Media Industries Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Dr Kevin Sanson

 

About Research Seminar and Workshop Series

The research seminar and workshop series' occur each semester, each with a different topic and guest speaker from UQ or otherwise.

The seminars occur on a Friday afternoon from 3-4 pm in the Digital Learning Space (Room 224) in the Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37).

Semester 1, 2018 Seminars & Workshops

 

Friday, 2 March
3-4pm

The bizarre paradox of boat people

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Stephen Crofts

Friday, 9 March
3-4pm

Workshop: Metrics for Grant Writing and Promotion

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Angela Hannan and Kathleen Smeaton
(UQ Library)

Friday, 16 March
3-4pm

On Materiality and Meaning

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Ewa Lajer-Burcharth
(Harvard University)

Presented by the Power Institute with support from the Keir Foundation and the UQ Translational Research in Creative Practice research group.

Friday, 23 March
3-4pm

Art after Trump

UQ Art Museum
James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11)

Eleanor Heartney

Friday, 20 April
3-4pm

Rise of "Bright Noir": Redemption and Moral Optimism in American Contemporary TV-Noir

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Prof. Alberto Garcia
(University of Navarra)

 

Friday, 27 April
3-4pm

The Plague of Fascination

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Prof. Murray Pomerance
(Ryerson University)
Friday, 4 May
3-4pm

Paul Lazarsfeld and Facebook: Re-Reading Personal Influence in an Age of Social Media

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Prof Tom O'Regan
Wednesday, 9 May
3-4pm

Rhythm as a Metaphor for Presence in Prose Fiction

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Eliza Robertson
Friday, 18 May
3-4pm

TBA

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Skye Doherty
Friday, 1 June
3-4pm

The Digital Face in Cinema: Science, Technology, Cultural Reception

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Lisa Bode