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Updates on some of Dean's recent - and forthcoming - activities...


AFM
American Film Market, Santa Monica, 31st October to 7th November 2018
Dean will be attending the AFM this year with his agent and various creative industry partners.

More details and available projects here.
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Book
SPACE SIRENS, SCIENTISTS AND PRINCESSES:
The Portrayal of Women in Science Fiction Cinema
A survey of female roles in the genre from 1895 to 2018.

8 June 2018: Publication Date. Now available on the McFarland website and at booksellers worldwide.
May 2018: Twitter. Dean's 'Iconic Women of Science Fiction Cinema' runs throughout May under the hastag #winsff. Join the conversation here.
2018/19: A television documentary series is currently in development/discussion.
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Philip Larkin Television Documentary - as Associate Producer
Motion on Larkin

Dean's project on the Hull-based poet Philip Larkin was commissioned by Sky Arts and made by Bristol-based Icon Films. A film directed by Cris Warren, and presented by Larkin's friend and literary executor, Sir Andrew Motion.

May 2018: Shortlisted in the 2018 national 'Broadcast Digital Awards'.
Details here (external link).
Feb. 2018: Nominated for 2 Royal Television Society (West) Awards 2018: 'Documentary Programme' and 'On-screen Talent' (Sir Andrew Motion). Details here (external link).
24 Nov. 2017: First broadcsast by SkyArts.
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Book Chapter
"Female Scientists Under Strain: Transitions From Lab To Lit To Screen"
, in LabLit: Exploring Literary Fictions About Science, Ace and Olga Pilkington, eds. Co-written with Lynne Magowan

Lynne and Dean's previous collaboration here.

2019: Scheduled for publication by Lexington Books.
5 July 2018
: Final draft signed off.
June 2018: First draft submitted to editors.
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Conference Presentation
"City of Cinemas: Mapping the Picture Houses of Hull"

At 'Hull: City of Cinema', hosted by the School of Drama, Music and Screen, University of Hull, in association with Hull Independent Cinema and the Media and Memory Research Institute.

29 July 2018: Revised version was presented at the Cinema Theatre Association's AGM in Hull.
March 2017: Presentation.
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Screenplays
Dean has a number of feature screenplays in development and looking for new homes.

Documentaries
Further factual TV projects based on Dean's research interests are currently being discussed and developed with production companies and agencies in the UK and the US.
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There is always something new over the horizon. Watch this space.

Or contact Dean for details.
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