Posts Tagged "New York City"

Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) Awards

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 | 0 comments

We are super excited for the 2016 Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) #BGCS15 awards for best celebrity studies conference paper & Celebrity Chat video! We cannot wait to announce the award winners next month. Our special thanks to conference chairs Dr. Jackie Raphael and Celia Lam. Thanks to Nick Wright http://www.pcilasercuttingengraving.com.au/index.htm for designing the awards. Photo credit: Eddie Reserva Full conference program is available for download as a PDF file here. Conference Committee Members: Dr Jackie Raphael & Dr Celia Lam (Chairs), Dr Samita Nandy...

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CMCS Media May 2016

Posted on May 30, 2016 | 0 comments

Media and Publication Updates Dr Samita Nandy’s review of Professor Sean Redmond’s book Celebrity and Media has been published at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19392397.2016.1187867. We are truly proud of Redmond’s exceptional contribution to the field. In other news, CMCS Director Dr Samita Nandy was covered in Vancouver Sun Media’s 24 Hours. Read “Celebrity 101” at eedition.vancouver.24hrs.ca/epaper/viewer.aspx (May 25, 2016, pg. 13). CMCS was  also covered on Toronto’s Sun Media 24 Hours News. The full story is given...

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America’s First Conference on Celebrity Culture Presents Exclusive Readings

Posted on Aug 12, 2015 | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE America’s First Conference on Celebrity Culture Presents Exclusive Readings New York City, NY (August 10, 2015) – The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) reception will feature exclusive book readings by Samita Nandy, Josh Nathan, and Veronica Grey, who directed the film Worst Shark Attack Ever featuring Leonardo DiCaprio. This is an exclusive event for attendees of the international media conference Bridging Gaps: Where is the Persona in Celebrity and Journalism?  Samita Nandy is the director of the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) and...

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New York (2015) Celebrity Chat – Call for Short Films and Videos

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 | 0 comments

2015 CALL FOR SHORT FILMS and VIDEOS The Terrace Club  25 W. 51st St. (Off Fifth Ave.) Manhattan, New York City September 2-3, 2015  Are you a researcher, filmmaker, broadcaster, videographer or screen image artist critically exploring celebrity culture and journalism in media? Receive a screening opportunity of your work and eligibility for $100 CMCS screen award at the Celebrity Chat (CC) Screening event in Manhattan, New York City. The screening will offer an international platform for creative researchers, filmmakers, broadcasters, and video artists that critically engage with fame....

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CFP Bridging Gaps: Where is the Persona in Celebrity and Journalism? (NYC 2015)

Posted on May 12, 2015 | 0 comments

Bridging Gaps: Where is the Persona in Celebrity and Journalism? The Terrace Club 25 W. 51st St. (Off Fifth Ave.) New York, NY  September 2-3, 2015 In tabloid journalism and in social media, gossip, rumors and scandals about celebrities develop intimacy among fans. Such gossip and rumour mongering serves a purpose in society: to build a common moral ground on the backs of celebrity lives. However what about the celebrities themselves whose emotional lives are consumed by us? The production, circulation and reception of these celebrities then negate the democratic role of journalism in...

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