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From literature to screen: what practitioners & consumers think make successful adaptions

Books, play and comics have been the inspiration for films for as long as films have been made.

We know a lot about how literature can be adapted to film, but what do we know about what practitioners and consumers think is important when it comes to the adaptation of literature to film?

Researchers from Victoria University, the University of Birmingham and the University of Otago are investigating this question.

If you are a film industry practitioner (such as a screen-writer, author, director, crew-member, producer or actor), we are keen to hear from you to discuss your thoughts on the topic.

Participants in our research will be asked to participate in a 30-40 minute one-on-one interview with one of the researchers - in person, via phone or Skype (which ever is more convenient). We have already commenced undertaking focus groups and in-depth interviews with consumers and when we have both 'sides' of the story, we will share our findings with you. All participants in our project will remain anonymous.

For further information please contact one of:

Professor Anne-Marie Hede
Victoria University (Aus.)
Email: [email protected]

Dr Finola Kerrigan (Reader)
University of Birmingham (UK)
Email: [email protected]

Associate Professor Maree Thyne
University of Otago (NZ)
Email: [email protected]

This research has been approved by Victoria University's Human Research Ethics Committee. If you have any queries or complaints about the way you have been treated, you may contact the Ethics Secretary, Victoria University Human Research Ethics Committee, Office for Research, Victoria University, PO Box 14428, Melbourne, VIC, 8001, email [email protected] or phone (03) 9919 4781 or 4461.

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