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Sunday Highlights

 

Research Symposium
Race and Gender in Electronic Media:  Challenges and Opportunities

Since its debut in 2008, the BEA Research Symposium has become a focal point of BEA’s research community and is held in conjunction with BEA’s annual convention each April. Past symposium chairs have included the most distinguished researchers in their field and have covered cutting-edge topics in the areas of media & the social self, sports, economics, media & morality,  technopolitics, race and gender, and entertainment. The success of the Symposium launched the Electronic Media Research book series, published by Routledge. In addition to a paper competition, the day-long symposium has a series of presentations and panels led by senior scholars.

 

Scriptwriting PITCH Sessions

Many wonderful stories and scripts go unproduced because the author or originator has not or can not make a convincing oral summary (or “pitch”) of its value, appeal, and marketability to a producer or agent. In this annual panel, we encourage student winners of the Writing Division’s Scriptwriting Competition and others to “pitch” their story to industry professionals, who will evaluate the “pitch” and their script’s merit in the current marketplace.

 

BEA Opening Awards Ceremony & Reception

The annual BEA Opening Night Awards Ceremony recognizes some of the best faculty and graduate student work in research, as well as our scholarship winners and the very best leadership and service to BEA. Join us at the ceremony to honor this year’s distinguished award recipients. Host: John Allen Hendricks, BEA 2015-2016 President