Jul 17
Events | 17.07.2017 - 18.07.2017

Extras, bit-players, and historical consultants in media history

ZeM Workshop with Q&A session with a casting agent for extras and bit-players, guided tour of the Film Museum Potsdam and screenings.

The scientific attention to actors in film is double-barreled. When Richard Dyer published his monograph “Stars” in 1979, he provoked an unabated academic interest in prominent film actors. Ever since, the so-called “Star Studies” became a recognized field of research in media studies and can, today, refer to a vast number of analyses of celebrity images as well as to research on the structural core of celebrity systems.

Part of the workshop will include presentations on the use of extras in Babelsberg, the center of German film production for many decades. To balance and enrich this local orientation, we would like contributions focusing on extras and their treatment in other countries, both in the context of the studio system and/or independent production and including the treatment of historical consultants.

Both evenings will include screenings of films about extras and bit-players. Guest auditors, welcome!

Please register with a.kiss@filmuniversitaet.de, and be so kind, as to provide a short statement of your motivation and some information on your institutional affiliation. For registered guests the studio tour, the guided tour through the Film museum and the screenings are free. 

Koordination
Anna Luise Kiss, Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

Wann: 17.07.2017 - 18.07.2017 , 10:00 - 20:00 Uhr
Wo: ZeM – Brandenburgisches Zentrum für Medienwissenschaften , Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 4 , 14467 Potsdam

Jul 17
Events | 17.07.2017 - 18.07.2017

Extras, bit-players, and historical consultants in media history

ZeM Workshop with Q&A session with a casting agent for extras and bit-players, guided tour of the Film Museum Potsdam and screenings.

The scientific attention to actors in film is double-barreled. When Richard Dyer published his monograph “Stars” in 1979, he provoked an unabated academic interest in prominent film actors. Ever since, the so-called “Star Studies” became a recognized field of research in media studies and can, today, refer to a vast number of analyses of celebrity images as well as to research on the structural core of celebrity systems.

Part of the workshop will include presentations on the use of extras in Babelsberg, the center of German film production for many decades. To balance and enrich this local orientation, we would like contributions focusing on extras and their treatment in other countries, both in the context of the studio system and/or independent production and including the treatment of historical consultants.

Both evenings will include screenings of films about extras and bit-players. Guest auditors, welcome!

Please register with a.kiss@filmuniversitaet.de, and be so kind, as to provide a short statement of your motivation and some information on your institutional affiliation. For registered guests the studio tour, the guided tour through the Film museum and the screenings are free. 

Koordination
Anna Luise Kiss, Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

Wann: 17.07.2017 - 18.07.2017 , 10:00 - 20:00 Uhr
Wo: ZeM – Brandenburgisches Zentrum für Medienwissenschaften , Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 4 , 14467 Potsdam