Dr Andrew Stubbs

Lecturer

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

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.

Academic qualifications

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

Expertise

Media industries and cultural production; Hollywood and independent film; Television drama and pay-tv; Media convergence; Media regulation; Media branding and marketing; Authorship; Stardom; Branded content and short-form media

Research interests

Selected Publications

  • Stubbs A. 2022. American Independent Cinema’s Hidden Figures: Managing auteurs during an era of media convergence. Edinburgh University Press.

  • Stubbs A. 2021. ‘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. 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.

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

  • 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.

Teaching

Andrew currently teaches across all levels on the BA Film Media Production, BA Film, Television and Radio (FTVR) and BSc Film Technology. Andrew is module leader of ‘Film Practice: Process and Deconstruction’ and ‘Researching Film and Broadcasting’ on FTVR. Andrew also teaches on modules including ‘Film Industry Practice,’ ‘Ideas Development,’ ‘Cinema Studies’ and ‘Research, Analysis and Communication.

Top 250 Young University

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020