American Independent Cinema
Emphasis on industry, aesthetics, politics, performance, documentary and technology) – an area of expertise in which my work has been recognized internationally, following the publication of four monographs (with one of them recently published in a second edition and translated in another language), one co-edited collection, many journal articles and book chapters and through co-editing the ‘American Indies’ book series (five published volumes so far with a sixth volume to complete the series in 2020).
Global entertainment industries and the place of Hollywood cinema in them
this area is served through the ‘Hollywood Centenary’ book series with Routledge, a series that examines the centennial history of the 8 major Hollywood studios. The series was contracted in November 2014 and the first volume on MGM was published in March 2018. Volumes on Fox and United Artists are scheduled for 2019, on Warner Bros. for 2020 and Paramount, Universal, Disney and Columbia for 2021. This is a major research project and is being managed together with Gary Needham (University of Liverpool).
Particular emphasis on the intersection between Greek cinema with Hollywood film and media) - Following the launch of the Journal of Greek Media and Culture (now in its 5th year) for which I am one of the editors I have published 2 book chapters and one journal article on the topic. I am currently preparing a major research project on Hollywood studios' activities in Greece, 1957-1967.
Project: Rock Around the Clock
Co-authoring a book that examines the impact of the film Rock Around the Clock as a media text representing the youth of the time and teaching young people how to engage with the cultural industries.
Project: Liverpool Film Seminar
For the past 9 years we have been co-organising and co-hosting the Liverpool Film Seminar, a major platform for the dissemination of research in film studies in the Merseyside region
Project: The Hollywood Renaissance Project
Edited together a book that revisits the films of the Hollywood Renaissance with the view to examine them from new perspectives and explore why they continue to hold such a fascination 50 years later.
Project: Acting Indie
Co-authoring a book on the role of actors in US independent film both as performers and as practitioners who help produce and market films.
Peter Kramer, Tino Balio, Gary Needham
Project: United Artists at 100
Editing together a book that examines the centennial history of United Artists, one of the most successful Hollywood companies. The book is part of the Routledge Hollywood Centenary series