Worked for several years as a media consultant/scriptwriter/producer before deciding to focus on scientific research and professional training within the field of audiovisual storytelling and communication.
Fields of research: narrative studies, adaptation studies, screenplay studies, media studies
He has been teaching script writing since 1985 at several Belgian and international universities and film schools, among them the University of Antwerp (Masters in Film Studies), the University of Leuven (Postgraduate Cultural Studies), Turku University (Finland), NARAFI (Film Academy Brussels), St. Lukas Brussels (Section Graphic Novel) and the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television (San Antonio, Cuba). He also works as a consultant/script-analyst for film and TV producers and directors. He has published numerous articles in many international scientific journals, mainly in the field of narrative studies, adaptation studies, screenwriting and media studies. In 1992, he published a book on film adaptation titled Pour une théorie de l'adaptation filmique. Le film noir Américain and in 1995 he published a Dutch manual on scriptwriting called Handboek Scenarioschrijven. Patrick teaches Media Criticism and Theory, Writing the Feature Film and Intercultural Communication.