Ethics in Screenwriting

New Perspectives

  • Steven Maras

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Screenwriting book series (PSIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Steven Maras
    Pages 1-29
  3. Writers and Production Environments

  4. Actuality and History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Felicity Packard, Ben Stubbs
      Pages 99-123
    3. Renira Rampazzo Gambarato, Alessandro Nanì
      Pages 147-175
  5. Character and Narrative

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 259-263

About this book


Ethics in Screenwriting: New Perspectives is a book that breaks new ground by forging a link between screenwriting research and a burgeoning interest in film, media, and narrative ethics. Going beyond the orthodox discussion of morality of film and television, the collection focuses on ethics in screenwriting. Building on a new wave of screenwriting research, as well as a ‘turn to ethics’ in humanities and media studies scholarship, this title forms a bridge between these areas in a unique analysis of a key area of media practice. Each essay goes beyond the general discussion of ethics and media to engage with specific aspects of screenwriting or scripting. Written for readers interested in questions of ethics as well as screenwriting, the collection offers new perspectives on ethical questions associated with Writers and their Production Environment; Actuality and History; and Character and Narrative.


responsibility morality judgment values ethical ethics screenwriting writing

Editors and affiliations

  • Steven Maras
    • 1
  1. 1.Media and CommunicationThe University of Western AustraliaPerth, WAAustralia

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