Main results are presented of a research carried on by the EuroPAWS network within a EU funded project (ASSEND). The best TV drama, TV films series and serial involving science and technology were identified and presented in purposely organised festivals. Grants for the development of scripts involving science and technology were awarded. An action research activity involved in depth analysis of the scripts and TV Dramas, analysis of round table discussions and semi-structured interviews with writers, directors, producers and broadcasters.

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Science and society in european TV drama

Matteo Merzagora   CNRS Images, SISSA

Andrew Millington   OMNI Communications Ltd.

Main results are presented of a research carried on by the EuroPAWS network within a EU funded project (ASSEND). The best TV drama, TV films series and serial involving science and technology were identified and presented in purposely organised festivals. Grants for the development of scripts involving science and technology were awarded. An action research activity involved in depth analysis of the scripts and TV Dramas, analysis of round table discussions and semi-structured interviews with writers, directors, producers and broadcasters.

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