Dr Andrew Stubbs is Lecturer of Film, Media and Communication in the Department of Film, Media and Journalism and course leader of BA Digital Film and Television run through Staffordshire University’s partner institution, Liverpool Media Academy. Andrew teaches a range of subjects across Film, Television and Media, specialising in media industries and cultural production, Hollywood and independent film, television drama and pay-tv, media convergence, media regulation, media branding and marketing, authorship and stardom He is also supervising a PhD on independent film funding models in the English regions and welcome any PhD proposals related to the topics listed above.
Andrew completed his PhD at Edge Hill University in 2019. His thesis was titled 'Managing Indie-Auteurism in an Era of Media Sectoral Convergence' and explored the roles that producers, talent agents and managers play in packaging specialty projects using a form of branding constructed around figures associated with contemporary American independent film Beforehand, Andrew completed his MA in Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick and his BA in Film Studies at Staffordshire University.
Andrew is the author of various chapters or articles including 'Spike Jonze, Propaganda/Satellite Films and Music Video Work: Talent management and the construction of indie-auteurs', “Packaging House of Cards and The Knick: How Talent Intermediaries Manage the Indie-Auteur Brand to Sell Premium Television,” and 'Creation as Recreation: Steven Spielberg and the Remake.” Andrew is currently in the process of converting the PhD into a monograph with Edinburgh University Press.