Join CMCS Director and board members at our first Bridging Gap live Twitter chat on October 13 at 5:30 pm (PST) / 8:30 pm (EST) – mark your calendars, bring colleagues, and use hashtag #BGCS17 to explore critical questions such as: What role do scholars have in media? When does criticism become activism? Is Hollywood prejudiced? We want to hear from you! See the poster below for details.
The call for pre-constituted panels and workshops for our 4th international conference “Bridging Gaps: Where is the film scholar in Hollywood Filmmaking?” at University of Southern California can be found below. The submission deadline is October 31, 2016. Special thanks to Dr Nicole Bojko, who has joined CMCS as board member.
On behalf of CMCS, we wish you all a great weekend.
Our board members are looking forward to speaking with you on Twitter next Thursday!
Dr Louis Massey
Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS)
The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) is an international organization and research network that helps coordinating academic research and media commentaries on celebrity culture. CMCS carries a pedagogical philosophy that inspires integration of research and media skills training in academic and public discourses of fame. The centre believes in intellectual, aesthetic, and ethical values of bridging gaps in higher education and media. With this view, CMCS facilitates research, publications, creative productions, and media commentaries to restore artistic and ethical acts for social change.
2017 CMCS Call for Workshop Panelists and Roundtable Participants
Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) 4th International Conference
Bridging Gaps: Where is the film scholar in Hollywood filmmaking?
Performance Café, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, USA
March 17 – 19, 2017
The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) 4th international conference calls for media / career workshop panelists at a discounted registration rate:
Fee waivers are available for pre-constituted panel organizers. Please read guidelines for pre-constituted panels under call for roundtable discussions here:
We look forward to reviewing proposals and meeting participants at the conference in March.
Conference URL: http://cmc-centre.com/conferences/losangeles/
Abstract Deadline: October 31, 2016
Twitter @celeb_studies #BGCS17
We are proud of Centre for Media and Celebrity Board Member & Save Movement Founder Dr Anita Krajnc for testifying at her trial and contesting criminalization of compassion towards animals. PETA President Ingrid NewKirk joined her in the courtroom. The case has been widely covered in media including National Post, CBC, Toronto Star, and Globe and Mail.
Follow the links below for detailed reports:
Global TV http://globalnews.ca/news/2978511/trial-resumes-for-woman-who-gave-water-to-pigs-headed-for-slaughterhouse/
CMCS Director and 2017 CMCS Conference Chair Dr Samita Nandy’s book Fame in Hollywood North has been covered in Hollywood North Magazine. Read the coverage here: http://hnmag.ca/announcements/samita-nandys-book-covers-canadian-film-industry/. Thanks to Nick Wangersky for the insightful review.
Her latest commentary on sexism and speciesism in Hollywood films has been published by The Political Film Blog: https://politicalfilm.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/not-so-female-hollywood/. Special thanks to Joe Giambrone for the post.
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