Professor Andrew Spicer
Andrew is Professor of Cultural Production at the University of the West of England. He has published widely on British cinema, masculinity, film noir and production cultures. His books include Typical Men: The Representation of Masculinity in Popular British Cinema (2003), Sydney Box (2006), European Film Noir (2007) and, with A.T. McKenna, Get Carter: Michael Klinger, Independent Production and British Cinema, 1960-1980 (2013). In addition to the BFTV project, Andrew is one of the leaders of a European research project investigating success in the film and television industries.
Dr Steve Presence
Steve is a Research Fellow in Film and Television in the Department of Arts and Cultural Industries at UWE. His research interests include the UK film and television industries, documentary and alternative film cultures. He is currently working on a pan-European research project investigating successful film and television production companies and an international AHRC-funded project exploring organisations involved in political film culture.
Eleni is employed as the full-time researcher for the project. Previously she wrote and lead modules in experimental film production at the University of Worcester; was a director of Gorilla Cinema Ltd; founder of the Films4Lives human rights film initiative; worked as a researcher and co-producer for feature films; and as a writer and director for several short films including the 10×10 TV series, ‘The right to be a child’, in Greece.