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Palgrave Studies in Screenwriting

Ethics in Screenwriting

New Perspectives

Editors: Maras, Steven (Ed.)

  • Analyses screenwriting drawing on media ethics and ethical theory
  • Explores critical questions raised by ethical analysis of scripts and screenwriters
  • Offers new perspectives on a key area of media practice
  • Includes case studies, interviews from practitioners discussing ethics and analysis of scripts
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About this book

Ethics in Screenwriting: New Perspectives is a book that breaks new ground by forging a link between screenwriting research and a burgeoning interest in film, media, and narrative ethics. Going beyond the orthodox discussion of morality of film and television, the collection focuses on ethics in screenwriting. Building on a new wave of screenwriting research, as well as a ‘turn to ethics’ in humanities and media studies scholarship, this title forms a bridge between these areas in a unique analysis of a key area of media practice. Each essay goes beyond the general discussion of ethics and media to engage with specific aspects of screenwriting or scripting. Written for readers interested in questions of ethics as well as screenwriting, the collection offers new perspectives on ethical questions associated with Writers and their Production Environment; Actuality and History; and Character and Narrative.

About the authors

Steven Maras is an Associate Professor in Media and Communication at the University of Western Australia. He is the author of Screenwriting: History, Theory, and Practice (2009) and also of Objectivity in Journalism (2013).

Reviews

“What are the ethical questions involved in screenwriting? Steven Maras and a range of expert contributors explore diverse ways in which ethical issues become focused through characterisation, narrative, representations of history, and screenwriting’s unavoidable engagement with social, professional and philosophical practices. Featuring ground-breaking interviews, studies of fiction and nonfiction films, long-form television series, and transmedia narratives from many different countries and industries, this major collection takes the study of screenwriting into new and challenging areas, and will appeal to researchers and practitioners alike.” (Steven Price, Bangor University, UK)

“Screenwriting is fundamentally about ethics, because it is about making choices in social situations. Maras and his colleagues are the first to seriously research this connection, opening up a whole new territory for exploration.” (Ian W. Macdonald, University of Leeds, UK)

“A compelling and original contribution to the field. Maras’ book offers an insightful and thought-provoking study of scriptwriting and screenplay studies.” (Miranda Banks, Emerson College, Boston, MA)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Ethics Beyond the Code

    Maras, Steven

    Pages 1-29

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  • The Concept of ‘Double Storytelling’ in Danish Public Service TV Drama Production

    Redvall, Eva Novrup

    Pages 33-54

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  • Ethics, Style and Story in Indigenous Screenwriting: Warwick Thornton in Interview

    Maras, Steven

    Pages 55-76

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  • On Morals, Ethics and Screenwriting: An Interview with Jimmy McGovern

    Maras, Steven

    Pages 77-95

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  • ANZAC Girls: An Ethical Auto-analysis

    Packard, Felicity (et al.)

    Pages 99-123

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Buy this book

eBook 91,62 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54493-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 114,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54492-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethics in Screenwriting
Book Subtitle
New Perspectives
Editors
  • Steven Maras
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Screenwriting
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54493-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54493-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54492-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 263
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations
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