University of Hertfordshire

  • Lyndsay Duthie
  • Lucy Brown
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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2015
EventThe Conference of New Directions in Film and Television Production Studios - Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Apr 201515 Apr 2015

Conference

ConferenceThe Conference of New Directions in Film and Television Production Studios
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBristol
Period14/04/1515/04/15

Abstract

This paper critiques and celebrates the tradition of television programme making within the context of academia and the ‘real world’ of commercial television programme-making by examining the key ingredients that make a successful TV programme, the pitfalls and the future for this relationship. The paper discusses how to maximise the commercial opportunities by understanding the nature of the television business and how programmes are commissioned and funded. It explores the barriers between these worlds, and looks at how they can be removed to enable a closer working relationship that has maximum impact. One way of doing this is through internal production companies housed at Universities and ran with the expertise and track records of dual professionals. What are the implications of this and is it a sustainable and helpful way for academia to engage with the broader screen industries?

Notes

Lyndsay Duthie, Lucy Brown, ‘TV Production in the Academy: Bringing Commercial Practices into the Classroom’, paper presented at The Conference of New Directions in Film and Television Production Studios, Bristol, UK, 14-15 April, 2015.

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