FOUNDING MEMBERS: Joël AUGROS, Nathalie DUPONT, Nolwenn MINGANT, Cecilia TIRTAINE
Fabiola obtained a BA in Translation and Interpreting studies (English, French, Spanish) in Spain, which would eventually lead to her being involved in the film industry and, subsequently, to her current role as a PhD researcher: after finishing her undergraduate studies she moved to London and started working as an audiovisual translator, subtitler, and editor for a number of audiovisual postproduction companies. This daily contact with the medium increased her interest in film and she decided to spend some time in the United States doing a course on digital filmmaking at the New York Film Academy. Back in the UK, she did an MSc in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh, while continuing her professional collaboration with several postproduction companies and universities in the UK, including City University London and the University of Edinburgh. Her academic and professional background led to her being selected in 2010 by the University of St Andrews and the Economic and Social Research Council to carry out a research project about the role of the former national screen agency in Scotland, Scottish Screen. The completion of the project, now in its final stages, will lead to the award of a PhD by the University of St Andrews School of Management.
Joël Augros is a Senior Lecturer at the Film Department of the Université Paris 8-Vincennes in Saint-Denis. After completing a PhD in Economics on the multimedia development of the international film industry, he pursued his research on the economic aspects of Hollywood film and the French cinema. In the past years, he has been developing a more comparative approach to the different film businesses across the world.
Dr Sian Barber is a Lecturer in Film at Queen’s University Belfast. She has published on British cinema and cinema-going and is the author of Censoring the 1970s: the BBFC and the Decade that Taste Forgot (2011) and The British Film Industry in the 1970s: Capital, Culture and Creativity (2013). She is currently writing a study guide for Palgrave Macmillan entitled Using Film as a Source which is due to be completed by October 2013.
Jean-Samuel Beuscart est sociologue et économiste au laboratoire de recherches en sciences sociales d’Orange Labs (SENSE). Ses travaux de recherche portent entre autres sur la publicité en ligne ainsi que sur les usages et les modèles économiques du Web 2.0. Pour plus d'informations, cliquer ici.
Alexis Blanchet est Maître de Conférences au Département Cinéma et Audiovisuel de l'Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3. Ses thèmes de recherche concernent les relations entre cinéma et jeu vidéo, en explorant tout particulièrement leurs dimensions économiques, technologiques et culturelles. Il est l'auteur du livre Des pixels à Hollywood. Cinéma et jeu vidéo, une histoire économique et culturelle, publié aux éditions Pix'n Love (avril 2010).
Professeur émérite, spécialiste du cinéma américain (contributions à Keystone album, John Ford, biopics de gansters et autres).
Marco Cucco, Ph.D., is lecturer in Film Economics at the Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano, Switzerland), where he coordinates the master program in Media Management. He also teaches “Film Economics and Management” and “International Media System” at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan (Italy). He has been visiting scholar at the City University of New York (USA), at the Université de Lorraine (France) and at the University of Leeds (UK). He wrote two books: Il film blockbuster. Storia e caratteristiche delle grandi produzioni hollywoodiane/Blockbuster movie. History and characteristics of the US high-budget film productions (Carocci 2010) and Il mercato delle location cinematografiche/The film location market (co-authored with Giuseppe Richeri, Marsilio 2013), and several articles published by peer-reviewed journals (Media Culture & Society, European Journal of Communication, Studies in Communication Sciences, Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, Economia della cultura, etc.).
Aurélie Damême est docteure l'Université de Bordeaux 3 (équipe d'accueil : CLIMAS). Elle vient de soutenir une thèse intitulée "British, Actually. Working Title Films et la construction d'un cinéma britannique à vocation internationale" (sous la direction de Jean-François Baillon).
Pauline Drapeau is a teaching fellow in the Department of English of Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3. She is currently writing her doctoral dissertation in American studies under the supervision of Pr. Divina Frau-Meigs. Her dissertation topic is DreamWorks Animation Studio and American animation. She uses political economy of the media as her main methodology and will try to find out what is particular about animated films when it comes to American film economics.
Keywords: American studies, political economy of the media, animated films, DreamWorks Animation
Nathalie Dupont is a Senior Lecturer in American studies at the Université du Littoral et de la Côte d'Opale (ULCO) in Boulogne sur mer. She completed her PhD on American cinema at the University of Paris 8 in 2001. Her research interests include the films produced by the American studios and what those films tell us about the American society. For more information, click here.
Manuel Dupuy-Salle est doctorant en Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication à l’Université Grenoble 3 Stendhal. Membre du laboratoire Gresec, il effectue une thèse sous la direction de Françoise Paquienséguy intitulée : "L’expérience cinéphile médiatisée, entre émancipation, marchandisation et information culturelle". Il est également ATER à l’Université Paris 8 Vincennes - Saint-Denis, où il anime des cours de licence et master sur les théories de l’information et de la communication et sur les usages des dispositifs socio-techniques. Ses travaux portent sur les mutations des industries culturelles et créatives. A ce titre, il s’intéresse aux enjeux socio-économiques de la médiatisation des pratiques culturelles ordinaires et du web collaboratif.
Fariborz Fallah est spécialiste des documentaires britanniques.
Michael Franklin is a doctoral researcher at the Institute for Capitalising on Creativity (ICC), University of St Andrews and is affiliated with Creative Scotland: the national leader for Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries. Michael’s doctoral research focuses on market devices for managing uncertainty in the UK independent film business. This work has been presented and developed at the British Academy of Management, EGOS, Oxford Internet Institute SDP, and The Medici Management Program of NYU Stern, HEC Paris & UNIBO. Within ICC and Creative Scotland Michael previously worked on a two-year research grant on the digital marketing and distribution of feature films and associated business models. This research was funded by the ESRC and TSB.
Frédéric Gimello-Mesplomb is an Associate professor of Film Studies at the University of Lorraine (France) and adjunct professor of Cultural Policy at the Paris Institute of Political Studies. He works in Social and Economic History of postwar French cinema, with a focus on Critical Film Policy Studies: stakes of public support for film industry (Emerging film production Funds, cinema subsidies and Advances on receipts), select Committees methods & evaluation criteria (Empirical policy-relevant research: sociology of expertise, cultural norms and perceived quality of movies). His research engages with questions of cultural evaluation and processes of legitimation of films and authors within the public support system. Latest books (selection): Le Cinéma des années Reagan, un modèle Hollywoodien ? (Nouveau monde, 2007) and Les Cinéastes français à l’épreuve du genre fantastique. Socioanalyse d’une production artistique (L’Harmattan, 2012).
Julia Hammett-Jamart forged her career in the Australian film industry. She worked firstly in film and television production, directing and producing projects for national broadcast (SBS Television and Film Australia), before moving across into film education and then public policy. Prior to relocating to France in 2009, she held the positions of Policy Officer (2004-06) and Manager of Governance and Strategic Planning (2006-08) at the Australian Film Commission. In 2008 she was appointed to the Transition Team responsible for overseeing the merger of the existing federal film agencies into the new film funding agency, Screen Australia.
Julia holds a BA from Australia’s national film school (AFTRS), an MA from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and a PhD from the University of Wollongong. She has written numerous articles about her research into policy implementation on French-Australian official co-productions and has delivered papers, in French and English, at Kings College London, the British Institute in Paris, as well as at conferences of the Australian and New Zealand Film and History Association, the European Australian Studies Association, the US Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), and the Association Française des Enseignants et Chercheurs en Cinéma et Audiovisuel (AFECCAV). Julia has been the recipient of a Bourse Baudin from the French Government, an Australian University Postgraduate Award, and an SCMS Travel Award. She has held visiting fellowships at Université Paris III and the British Institute in Paris.
Jéssica IZQUIERDO CASTILLO
Universitat Jaume I de Castellón, Espagne
Bjarke Liboriussen, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Digital and Creative Media at University of Nottingham’s China campus. His research follows two main strands: the creative industries (results of interview-based research in China forthcoming in the shape of book chapters and a journal article in Convergence) and computer game studies (for example, 2013 article in Philosophy & Technology).
University of the Basque Country/ Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (EHU/UPV), Comunicación Audiovisual y Publicidad Department
Kevin Mellet est sociologue et économiste au laboratoire de recherches en sciences sociales d’Orange Labs (SENSE). Ses travaux de recherche portent entre autres sur la publicité en ligne ainsi que sur les usages et les modèles économiques du Web 2.0. Pour plus d'informations, cliquer ici.
Nolwenn Mingant is a Senior Lecturer in American Studies at the Université de Nantes. In June 2008, she defended a thesis entitled "Hollywood Export Strategies (1966-2004)". This American Studies thesis was guided by Francis Bordat. Her current research areas: French films financed by the Hollywood majors, presence and value of foreign languages in American big-budget films, Hollywood-Middle-East relations, film marketing. For more information, click here.
Petar Mitric, PhD candidate at the University of Vienna (Department of Media and Communications), holds degrees in Film History from the Central European University in Budapest and Global Studies awarded jointly by the Roskilde University and Vienna University. He attained experience in European film industry during his stay at the Danish Film Institute in Copenhagen, Strasbourg-based film fund Eurimages and MEDIA Desk Austria. He is the author of a number of articles and reports on film policies and film financing, and has curated several film programmes.
Currently, he is co-running the production company “IGNIS” in Belgrade (Serbia) and the audience design project “CineLine“ in Vienna in collaboration with the Austrian production company “Nina Kusturica Projects”.
Dr Claire Molloy is Professor of Film, Television and Digital Media in the department of Media at Edge Hill University. She is the author of the books Memento (Edinburgh University Press, 2010), Popular Media and Animals (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and co-editor of Beyond Human: From Animality to Transhumanism (Continuum, 2011) and American Independent Cinema: indie, indiewood and beyond (Routledge, 2012). She has also published articles and essays on the films of Guru Dutt, media and risk, anthropomorphism and animality in popular culture. For more information, click here.
Pierre Mondor est étudiant à l'Université de Montréal. Sa recherche porte sur la distribution cinématographique.
Pierre Mondor studies at the University of Montreal. His research focuses on distribution.
Pierre-François Peirano is Assistant Professor and teaches at the Université du Sud Toulon-Var. His PhD, devoted to the representations inspired by the Lewis and Clark Expedition, was defended in November 2010 in Aix-en-Provence and his fields of research include painting and the cinema, in association with the history of ideas.
Philippe Persiaux is "professeur agrégé" at Paris Descartes Université. He taught for several years at Sciences Po Paris classes on British popular culture, on musical films as well as a class on the decline of the British Empire in James Bond films. He has recently written a paper on BBC's Spooks entitled "Spooky Facts and Fictitious Spooks" which will be published in the next issue of LISA e-journal.
Actuellement en thèse de cinéma, ses recherches se concentrent sur l’étude du cinéma américain indépendant contemporain en tant que nouvelle communauté et de mode de consommation culturelle. Elle est intervenue sur le cinéma américain contemporain, notamment sur les « processus de normalisation dans les teen moviespopulaires : fabrique du stéréotype et réflexivité » (séminaire interdisciplinaire de recherche, Paris III/INHA, 2011). Elle a également coécrit un ouvrage, Les teen movies (Vrin, 2011).
Roger Shannon is currently a Professor of Film and Television in the Department of Media at Edge Hill University, which is located just outside the city of Liverpool. He is also a film producer with his company swish films, which is based in the city of Birmingham. After an MA in Contemporary Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham, he established in 1979 the Birmingham Film and Video Workshop, which produced over 25 films, videos, dramas, shorts and docs for the BFI, the Arts Council and the new tv station, Channel 4. He founded the award winning Birmingham International Film Festival in 1985, and was its Artistic Director until 1992, when he left in order to set up the Moving Image Development Agency in Liverpool, his home city. MIDA financed over 60 films, introducing Roger Shannon to the role as Exec Producer on a range of feature films, a responsibility he subsequently undertook on the national stage from 1997, when he became the Head of the BFI Production Board, from 2000 the Head of the Film Production Dept at the newly established UK FIlm Council, and in 2005 the Head of Production at Scottish Screen. His university posts have included being Visiting Film Fellow at Birmingham City University, Honorary Film Professor in International Film Business at Glasgow Caledonian University and International Film Professor at the Cuban Film School. He has producer, exec producer or financier credits on over 20 UK feature films.
Ela Siromascenko is a marketing specialist at Cinema City Romania (the leading multiplex cinema chain in Romania). Her activities consist of developing and coordinating advertising and PR campaigns, promotional campaigns and events, as well as marketing materials development and competition monitoring. She is also a Doctor in Communication. In September 2012 she defended a PhD thesis on the features of public space vs. private space within social networks, at the Faculty of Journalism and Communication within The University of Bucharest, Romania. Other areas of research include the use of social networks for marketing and advertising purposes.
Cecilia Tirtaine is a Senior Lecturer in British studies at the Université Paris 3-Sorbonne
Nouvelle. In 2008, she defended a PhD thesis on the British film industry and the political, economic and social factors which led to the revival of British cinema as from 1994. The identity of
British cinema and the relationships between cinema and television are some of her current research interests. For more information, click here.
Dr Yannis Tzioumakis is Lecturer in Media and Communication studies at the University of Liverpool. His research specialises in American cinema (independent and Hollywood), global entertainment, the B movie and Greek cinema. His books include American Independent Cinema: An Introduction (EUP, 2006), The Spanish Prisoner(EUP, 2009) and Hollywood’s Indies: Classics Divisions, Specialty Labels and the American Film Market (EUP, 2011). He has also published a number of essays on independent film and has been co-editing the “American Indies” book series (EUP) (recent articles: "Academic discourses and American Independent Cinema: in search of a Field of studies, Part 1 from the beginning to 1980", in New Review of film and Televison Studies, vol.9, n°2, 2011; "Academic discourses and American Independent Cinema: in search of a Field of studies, Part 2 1990 to date", in New Review of Film and Televison Studies, vol.9, n°3, 2011). He has co-edited Greek Cinema: Texts, Histories, Identities (ed. with Lydia Papadimitrios, Intellect, 2011) and is currently co-editing The Time of Our Lives; Dirty Dancing and Popular Culture (Wayne State UP) and American Independent Cinema: Indie, Indiewood and Beyond (Routledge). For more information click here.
Judith Warner (Paris 3, doctorante contractuelle, civilisation américaine/étude des médias/transmédia)