Loist, Skadi

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  • Article
    How to capture the festival network: Reflections on the Film Circulation datasets
    Loist, Skadi; Samoilova, Evgenia (Zhenya) (2023) , S. 363-390
    The Film Circulation project is the first quantitative research in film festival studies that analyses the complex network relations of the sector using festival run data. This paper provides a detailed account of the project’s dataset, including decisions on data model, collection, structuring, and enhancement. It also documents the dataset’s sources, structures, limitations, and potential, with the goal of making the project more accessible and encouraging further collaborations in festival-related data analytics.
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    Zirkulation im Netzwerk. Eine Betrachtung zur Zirkulationskraft von Filmfestivals
    Loist, Skadi (2020) , S. 55-63
    Activities at A-festivals such as Cannes show how much influence festivals have on the exploitation chain of films. A festival premiere promises to generate buzz through the attendance of the press and sales to distributors; this is followed by further festival screenings, a distribution strategy, and theatrical release. This article looks at the circulation of films through the festival network and uses approaches from film festival research and media industry studies, which favor the term circulation over distribution, to suggest that we use the concept of «circulation power». These considerations are supported by initial results from the empirical research project «Film Circulation in the International Festival Network».
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    Gendered Production Culture in the German Film Industry
    Loist, Skadi; Prommer, Elizabeth (2019) , S. 95-115
    German cinema has in recent years experienced a revival of scrutiny for its evident gender inequality. Women directors receive less public funds, work with lower budgets, and their films have smaller releases; however, their films are often more successful artistically and are produced financially more efficiently. The lack of female talent in the industry, thus, can’t be a problem of quality as is often argued. Instead, industry structures fail to sustain female directors’ careers. This article presents findings from a series of extensive empirical studies on the German film industry. One of the key findings is that the producer is crucial to the gender balance of the team, evidenced by the fact that female producers work significantly more often with female authors and directors.
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    Medienindustrieforschung im deutschsprachigen Raum. Einleitung
    Krauß, Florian; Loist, Skadi (2018) , S. 7-25
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    Gendered Media Industries. Argumente für eine geschlechtergerechte und diverse Filmindustrie
    Loist, Skadi (2018) , S. 135-158
    Der vorliegende Beitrag befasst sich mit gendered media industries. Dazu wirft er zunächst einen kurzen Blick auf das entsprechende Forschungsfeld in den Media Industry Studies und arbeitet dann brancheninterne Debatten und Studien zum Thema Gender und Diversität am Beispiel der deutschen Film- und Fernsehindustrie aus. Der Beitrag beleuchtet Mythen, die häufig in der Branche als Erklärung vorgetragen werden, wie es zur Benachteiligung von Frauen und Minoritäten in der Filmbranche kommt. Ziel ist es, mithilfe von Fakten und Statistiken aus aktuellen internationalen Untersuchungen diese Branchenmythen zu entkräften und Strategien zur Erreichung eines Kulturwandels in der Branche hin zu einer nachhaltigen geschlechtergerechten und diversen Filmindustrie aufzuzeigen.
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    Disciplinary itineraries and digital methods: Examining the Kinomatics collaboration networks
    Verhoeven, Deb; Moore, Paul S.; Coles, Amanda; Coate, Bronwyn; Zemaityte, Vejune; Musial, Katarzyna; Prommer, Elizabeth; Mantsio, Michelle; Taylor, Sarah; Eltham, Ben; Loist, Skadi; Davidson, Alwyn (2020) , S. 273-298
    The Kinomatics project () is an international, interdisciplinary project applying innovative digital practices to study creative industries, particularly the film industry. Kinomatics uses data-driven tools and methods to examine the social, cultural, and economic ‘relationality’ of film distribution as a complex, overlapping, co-constituting media infrastructure. What is unique to this project is the way we apply the same methods for the study of film circulation to evaluate our own collaboration networks and determine future research opportunities. We produce both research tools and analysis that is focused on intervening in, rather than just describing, the creative industries. Kinomatics derives this recursive approach to method from digital humanities. This article conceptualises our approach with a critical social network analysis of how our own collaborations are structured and open to being reshaped. Being mindful of our multi-disciplinary methods as dispersed ‘teams of teams’ emphasises the relational dimensions of our work. These connections represent a significant interpersonal investment that is not always evident in the formal measurement of academic success, such as co-authorship for example. In researching how cinema operates as a global cultural industry, Kinomatics team members aim to collaborate on a ‘global’ scale themselves, across geographic and disciplinary boundaries. This article will show how our migration across specialities in inter-team collaboration and co-authorship has contributed to new approaches and collaboration dynamics.
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    Editorial NECSUS – Spring 2023_#Ports
    Beugnet, Martine; de Cuir Jr, Greg; Keilbach, Judith; Loist, Skadi; Pape, Toni; Vidal, Belén; Virginás, Andrea (2023) , S. 1-4
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    Wie ist die Medienwissenschaft der Zukunft und der Utopie?
    Holl, Ute; Neubert, Christoph; Brunow, Dagmar; Stollfuß, Sven; Baumgärtel, Tilman; Nusser, Tanja; Loist, Skadi; Schüttpelz, Erhard; Zechner, Anke; Beinsteiner, Andreas (2014) , S. 10-27