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Dr Yannis Tzioumakis Ph.D, MA, Ptycheion (BA equivalent)

Reader in Film and Media Industries Communication and Media


    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).

    Greek cinema

    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.

    Research Collaborations

    Sian Lincoln

    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.

    Cynthia Baron

    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.

    Lydia Papadimitriou

    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

    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

    Peter Kramer

    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.