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New Publication: Examining the Kinomatics collaboration networks

Members of the Kinomatics Team, including Deb Verhoeven, Paul S. Moore, Amanda Coles, Bronwyn Coate, Vejune Zemaityte, Katarzyna Musial, Elizabeth Prommer, Michelle Mantsio, Sarah Taylor, Ben Eltham, Skadi Loist, and Alwyn Davidson, published a new work on the research and impact of the Kinomatics project. Disciplinary itineraries and digital methods: Examining the Kinomatics collaboration networks […]

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1.47 Million Euro Open Research Area Grant Awarded to Kinomatics Researchers

Professor Skadi Loist, Professor Deb Verhoeven, Professor Doris Ruth Eikhof , Professor Elizabeth Prommer and Dr Amanda Coles have been awarded a 1.47 million Euro Open Research Area Grant funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG; Germany), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC; UK) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC, Canada) to develop […]

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Streaming Wars: Exclusive content and platform competition in Latin America

Media streaming platforms, such as Amazon Prime Video, Claro Video or Netflix, are finding an increasing need to fight over new subscribers. The competition is extremely tight for online platforms, which forces them to differentiate themselves. One way to achieve this is by offering exclusive content, some of which the platforms even produce themselves. This […]

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#GenderMattersFail

At the end of August, Screen Australia released a self-congratulatory media announcement claiming they had exceeded their (admittedly low) target of 25% participation for women in Australian screen production over the preceding three years (based on an industry initiative they called Gender Matters). We’ve been trying to crunch the data about gender in  Australian feature […]

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Testing the ‘10% Rule’

A research paper “Understanding the dynamics between the United States and Australian film markets: testing the ‘10% rule’” by Kinomatics members Vejune Zemaityte, Deb Verhoeven and Bronwyn Coate has been recently published in the Studies in Australasian Cinema Journal. In this article, we compare Australia and the US as markets for American movies against the […]

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Redistributing Gender

How bad is gender inequality in the global filmindustry? It is much worse than you think. The Kinomatics team have been examining our Showtime Dataset to identify how films directed by women are distributed across the globe. We found that around 15% of new release feature films are directed by women (alone or in teams […]

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The “Gender Offender” analysis: How and Why We Did It (Part Two)

Read Part One of this post here. PART 2. Visualising Male Producer Networks This aspect of the project was undertaken by Stuart Palmer. This data on creative roles in films contains within it the information to describe the networked structure of creative team relationships embodied in the film set analysed. Social network analysis (SNA) provides […]

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The “Gender Offender” analysis: How and Why We Did It (Part One)

Introduction Deb Verhoeven Statistics describing the parlous conditions for women in the Australian film industry have been gathered and circulated for more than 30 years. As long as I have worked in and reported on the industry these statistics have barely deviated. In some cases they’ve become marginally worse. Furthermore, their repeated release has given […]

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An outline for an intersectional feminist Digital Humanities

In September, Deb traveled to KU Leuven to give the opening keynote at a conference on Intersectionality in the Digital Humanities. Her focus was twofold, asking: What can we learn about intersectionality from working with our data and relatedly, What can we learn from intersectionality to understand our data better The presentation was principally concerned […]

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Kinomatics Goes Global

Like the movies we study, Kinomatics has been traversing the globe lately. In May, Deb presented our most recent research that uses our “big data” set of cinema showtimes to reconceptualise film transfers between nations in terms of reciprocity rather than unilateral trade dominance. You can see the slides of Deb’s  presentation. Or you can […]