In the long history of the enduring connection between Italian cinema and national television, re- cent years have added some new developments. Due to the economic crisis, and hence a quest for creative and production methods to achieve greater return at lower cost, the ‘border’ between lm and TV has become the arena for several textual and productive experiments, with varying degrees of success, contributing to lay the foundations for a new model. On the one hand, television is ‘serialising’ some stories that were cinema hits, presenting them as sequels or reinterpreting the original story in a different way. This trend is exemplified by some of the premium fictions associated with pay operator Sky Italia, as Romanzo criminale and Gomorra, or by the Net ix project Suburra. On the other hand, forms of actual ‘joint production’ for both lm and TV are starting to emerge, representing not merely a desire to spread content over several TV slots, but also the wish (and need) to envisage a dual outlet for a text right from the time of writing and production. Two separate objects are planned and prepared from the outset, as in the case of Tutta colpa di Freud or Chiamatemi Francesco, forcing the writing and production routines to adapt and take due ac- count of the specific traits of the two media and of their target audiences. Through interviews with professionals, viewing figures and promotional materials, it is possible to uncover the reasons behind these projects, the modi cations happening in the production routines, and how concepts like taste, success and quality are being reformulated in such a scenario.

Barra, L., Scaglioni, M., One Story, Two Media. Strategies and Intended Audiences in Italian Productions for Cinema and Television, <<COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI>>, Settembre-Dicembre; (3): 412-425 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/89008]

One Story, Two Media. Strategies and Intended Audiences in Italian Productions for Cinema and Television

Barra, Luca
;
Scaglioni, Massimo
2016

Abstract

In the long history of the enduring connection between Italian cinema and national television, re- cent years have added some new developments. Due to the economic crisis, and hence a quest for creative and production methods to achieve greater return at lower cost, the ‘border’ between lm and TV has become the arena for several textual and productive experiments, with varying degrees of success, contributing to lay the foundations for a new model. On the one hand, television is ‘serialising’ some stories that were cinema hits, presenting them as sequels or reinterpreting the original story in a different way. This trend is exemplified by some of the premium fictions associated with pay operator Sky Italia, as Romanzo criminale and Gomorra, or by the Net ix project Suburra. On the other hand, forms of actual ‘joint production’ for both lm and TV are starting to emerge, representing not merely a desire to spread content over several TV slots, but also the wish (and need) to envisage a dual outlet for a text right from the time of writing and production. Two separate objects are planned and prepared from the outset, as in the case of Tutta colpa di Freud or Chiamatemi Francesco, forcing the writing and production routines to adapt and take due ac- count of the specific traits of the two media and of their target audiences. Through interviews with professionals, viewing figures and promotional materials, it is possible to uncover the reasons behind these projects, the modi cations happening in the production routines, and how concepts like taste, success and quality are being reformulated in such a scenario.
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Barra, L., Scaglioni, M., One Story, Two Media. Strategies and Intended Audiences in Italian Productions for Cinema and Television, <<COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI>>, Settembre-Dicembre; (3): 412-425 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/89008]
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