Title European Scriptwriting Perspectives: Exploring Curricula, Training and Standardization
Project Number D/04/B/F/PP-146 114
Project Type Projets Pilotes (2000-2006)
Status En cours
Marketing Text Neue Anforderungen, als Antwort auf die zunehmende Industrialisierung im Filmgeschäft (TV / Medien) und der internationale Druck von Seiten amerika...
At present small and middle-class enterprises from the film and television area atone for the fact, that compatible training and further educational channels or modular qualification offers for authors do not exist.
Competition ability and dynamically lifelong competence improvement only can be promoted and created, if the teaching strategies (of private and public enterprises/universities/enterprise/promoting facilities) with respect to basic and advanced qualifications see a European wide coordination The quality of the professional education and further education for the profession of "authors in the European media branch" must be improved.
Due to the increasing industrialisation of the media business European enterprises need a clearly defined job outline for "authors" according to the different skills they ask them to fullfill. Till today numerous European teaching strategies, be they public or private, have never been evaluated, nor harmonized. No one works on a harmonized European concept concerning national and/or European curricula for the author offside and further education.
Due to this authors are unable to do any specific planning and structuring of their education. European standards are missing which regard a clear definition of the needed soft skills for content production.
The dominant market position of American productions in the European media makes it necessary, that Europe reacts and takes up the challenge to keep it s own media - identity. This is the only mean by which Europe can firmly root itself into the hearts and bring her citizens clues for a European identity.
Film and television projects take significant investment risks and recent experiences show that these risks only get manageable if one develops systems for authors further professionalisation as quickly as possible .
The pilot project "ESPECTS" aims at the following points:
Item 1 For author qualifications and qualification programms, European partner countries shall together evaluate their existing educational programs. Next step is to coordinate and work out European curricula to meet the needs of participants. In this way authors are enabled to plan their education and study possibilities regarding a lifelong process of permanent learning. In accordance with their abilities and competences they can improve and increase their competition abilities and so better adjust their ability upon the market requests.
Item 2 The partner countries develop together relevant standards (coordinated with each other and regarding the European innovative constituents for the education and further education modules). Through that we guarantee a trans-European comparability and we will as well reflect the practically quality requests. The talent of one author can be steered in the right direction by the form of gradual and modular training we are aiming on.
Item 3 After this the project leads into an extensive phase for proof-testing, distribution and public announcement. The analyzed modules and Curricula will be processed with didactic and methodical know-how. Detailed programs (among others Print/DVD/Web site) arise for instructors and trainings.
The curricular constituents will be published and printed. We work out guides and examination strategies for the offside and further education profiles.
Item 4 Immediate after the first phase of the project, all results will be published and available for everyone who is interested in. All training and further education facilities, SMEs and authors themselves receive a transparent insight about the first “European education profile for authors”. Over the professional organizations and media enterprises the developed modules are passed on to the public, they will at the same time be integrated in present trainings (e.g. IFS/Cologne, NSA/Leeds, Universita di Milano). Another aim among is to create a presence during trade fairs and festivals (e.g. MIPCOM/Italy, Cannes-Market/France, Berlinale/film market/Germany) and use them as specific communication public forum.
The education sector of the media branch needs the results envisaged by ESPECTS. Sound facts are missing, as much as analyses of teaching methods across Europe. To this day training and further education situation of authors (differently e.g. with journalists) is not legally regulated and must be tackled.
A first substantial effort of ESPECTS is to define clearly the author job profile and their educational channel on European level.
Media enterprises demand that authors job profile outlines don't meet the requirements of the branch one wants to aim at. Till now the efforts and primarily the costs shunned, this urgently required profile for prospective author education.
This important primarily step has until now not been adressed, because no institution felt appointed to start this alone.
ESPECTS gathers a number of European Film Schools (Centro Sperimentale in Italy, Northern Film School in the U.K., Dept. of Media Counselling of the TU Berlin in Germany), of private Enterprises (Vogelsaenger Medien in Germany, Dramaworks in Germany, EURODOC in France) experienced instructors such as Julian Friedman and public bodies (Ver.di in Germany, Authors Association in Finnland) who will jointly work together at the task and ensure to deliver the expected results which will add to a better co-ordination of authors training on an European level.
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