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.

Andrew's profile


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