Packaging House of Cards and The Knick: How talent intermediaries manage the indie-auteur brand to sell premium television.

About this project

This project explores the hidden and often overlooked roles of talent managers in selling premium television and the cultural connotations their practices reinforce. It has analysed the roles of production companies Media Rights Capital and Anonymous Content in packaging premium television using David Fincher and Steven Soderbergh’s brands.

Lead researcher

Dr Andrew Stubbs

Senior Lecturer

Dr Andrew Stubbs is Lecturer of Film, Media and Communication in the Department of Film, Media and Journalism. He teaches a range of subjects across Film, Television and Media, specialising in media industries and cultural production, Hollywood …

Andrew's profile

Publications

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