Thursday, 27 March 2014, 11am CE225, Creative Edge
Visiting Speaker: Lothar Mikos, “Transnational Productions for Film and Television”
In times of audience fragmentation and diversification of media outlets the budgets for the production of audiovisual products such as films and fictional TV formats are decreasing. One of the strategies to cope with this situation is the support of international co-productions and transnational productions. Regulations for film and TV are different. There are EU regulations for co-productions of films. The TV market is much more deregulized and is integrated in the economic impact of global television flows. But not all co-productions work. They have to be adjusted to local cultural contexts, and to local laws, local policy and local economy. There’s a complex field of interdependancies that inform international co-productions and transnational productions.
Lothar Mikos is a Professor at the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen, Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany, the film school placed directly next to the UFA film lot. He has published widely on audiences, film reception and transnational television. His latest publications include Transnationale Serienkultur: Theorie, Ästhetik, Narration und Rezeption neuer Fernsehserien, with Susanne Eichner and Rainer Winter. He is director of the Erich Pommer Institut in Potsdam-Babelsberg, and chair of the television studies section of ECREA (European Communications Research and Education Association).
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