Transmedia Storytelling - Jean Desormeaux & Randall Kapuscinski

This essay is forthcoming in Directing for the Screen, one of the first three books in Routledge’s new series, PERFORM: Succeeding as a Creative Professional (January 2017), edited by Anna Weinstein. It is uploaded on the CILECT website by the generous permission of the authors, editors and publishing house.


The goal of this series is to offer engaging, uplifting, and expert support for up-and-coming artists. The series explores success in the arts, how we define success in artistic professions, and how we can prepare the next generation of artists to achieve their career goals and pay their bills.


The books include practical advice, narratives, and insider secrets from successful working artists and other professionals who represent, hire, or collaborate with these artists. The books also include essays by prominent professors, profiling specific artists and their journeys to success, as well as some of the lesser-known difficulties artists face in their fields and the perseverance and successes of marginalized groups. 


The first three books, Directing for the Screen, Writing for the Screen, and Acting for the Stage, feature interviews with award-winning directors, writers, producers, and actors such as Ellen Burstyn, Michael Apted, Susanne Bier, Jeremy Podeswa, Stacy A. Littlejohn, Boaz Yakin, Mary Harron, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Barry Morrow, Peter Segal, Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum, Chiemi Karasawa, Sheldon Epps, Mary Jane Skalski, and more.

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