Dr Andrew Stubbs-Lacy

Senior Lecturer

Digital, Tech, Innovation & Business

Dr. Andrew Stubbs is Senior Lecturer of Film Industries and Studies in the Department of Creative Industries. Andrew produces high-quality research into the screen media media industries focusing especially on Hollywood, independent film, television drama, pay-tv and streaming, media convergence, media branding and marketing, authorship, and talent management. Andrew has recently completed a monograph, titled The Talent Management of Indie Authorship: From American independent cinema and short "films" to Pay-TV and Streaming, for Edinburgh University Press and has published several journal articles and chapters on related topics.

Andrew is also on the editorial board of the Short Film Studies journal. He is has recently completed supervising a PhD by practice on the independent producer in a new education-industry production model and welcomes any PhD proposals related to the topics listed above.

Andrew completed his PhD at Edge Hill University in 2019 and, before that, completed his MA in Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick and his BA in Film Studies at Staffordshire University.

Professional memberships and activities

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA)
  • Member of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies
  • Member of British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS)

Academic qualifications

  • PhD – Edge Hill University
  • MA – Warwick University
  • BA – Staffordshire University


  • Screen media industries
  • Hollywood American independent and indie film
  • Television drama pay-tv and streaming Media convergence
  • Media branding and marketing
  • Talent Management in the cultural industries
  • Authorship Stardom
  • Branded content and short-form media


I lead on the critical, contextual and employability modules throughout the Film BA and MA.


Stubbs A. 2024. The Talent Management of Indie Authorship: From American Independent Cinema and Short "Films" to Pay-TV and Streaming. Edinburgh University Press.

Stubbs A. 2024. ‘Selling “Cinematic TV” and its consequences: Nicolas Winding Refn’s Too Old to Die Young.’ Falvey and Watson (eds.) ReFocus: The Films of Nicholas Winding Refn. Edinburgh University Press.

Stubbs A. 2023. ‘Packaging the “Purest” form of Indie TV: Michael Sugar, Talent Management and Indie-Auteur Clients’. Tzioumakis and Lyons (eds.) Indie TV: Industry, Aesthetics and Medium Specificity. Routledge.

Stubbs A. 2021. ‘Music Video (De)Legitimacy and the Construction of a (Short Form) Auteur: David Fincher and Talent Management’. Short Film Studies Journal 11.2.

Stubbs A. 2020. ‘Packaging House of Cards and The Knick: How Talent Intermediaries Manage the Indie-Auteur Brand to Sell Premium Television’. Critical Studies in Television: The International Journal of Television Studies 15.2. pp. 129-147.

Stubbs A. 2019. ‘Spike Jonze, Propaganda/Satellite Films and Music Video Work: Talent management and the construction of indie-auteurs’. Wilkins and Moss-Wellington (eds.) ReFocus: The Films of Spike Jonze. Edinburgh University Press. pp. 213-230.

Stubbs A. 2018. ‘Creation as Recreation: Steven Spielberg and the Remake’. Roche (ed.) Steven Spielberg: Hollywood Wunderkind and Humanist. Montpellier: Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée. pp. 149-164

External profiles

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021