Professor Andrew Spicer
Andrew Spicer is Professor of Cultural Production in the Department of Arts and Cultural Industries at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He has published extensively about masculinity, stardom, film noir and on various aspects of media production. Works on the film and television industries include: ‘The Production Line: Reflections on the Role of the Producer in British Cinema’, Journal of British Cinema and Television vol. 1 no. 1 (2004); Sydney Box (2006); Journal of British Cinema and Television vol. 9, no. 1, 2012 (special issue on ‘The Producer’); ‘A British empire of their own? Jewish entrepreneurs in the British film industry’, in Journal of European Popular Culture, vol. 3, no. 2 (2012); Get Carter: Michael Klinger, Independent Production and British Cinema, 1960-1980 (2013) (with A.T. McKenna); Beyond the Bottom Line: The Producer in Film and Television Studies (2014). ‘Autonomy and Dependency in Two Successful UK Film and Television Companies: An Analysis of RED Production and Warp Films’, Film Studies, vol. 14 (2016) (co-authored with Steve Presence); Go West! Bristol’s Film and Television Industries (2016) (co-authored with Steve Presence); Building Successful and Sustainable Film and Television Businesses: A Cross-National Perspective (2017); ‘UK and European: A Case Study of Number 9 Films’, Studies in European Cinema (2018).
Andrew was a member of a European project, ‘Success in the Film and Television Industries’ (SiFTI, 2013-16) and led an investigation into the ecology of the film and television industries in Bristol. He was one of the bid writers for Bristol’s successful application to become a UNESCO City of Film from 2018 and is currently developing a major project analysing the effects of creative clustering on the UK’s film and television industries.