Film, Television and Streaming Research Group

The film, television, and streaming research group encompasses scholars expert across multiple screen industries, many of whom study the how digital technologies, and often globalisation, are transforming the norms, practices and content of these industries. We investigate many changing facets – labour, industry structures, intellectual property – with an interest in the cultural implications of industrial change.

Members of the group work independently and in collaboration across a range of interests but collectively share curiosity as a research community. Group members are currently studying:

  • State of cinemagoing and changing audience behaviours across metro, regional and rural screen exhibition environments
  • Australian feature filmmaking – production and distribution – with a focus on genre and regional Australia.
  • Media industry labour – for example, how production practices are being disrupted and transformed in the emerging digital landscape and with what consequences for workers and audiences
  • How the globalization of production is shaping work routines and conditions and how business practices of studios are affecting conditions of employment and the evolution of organized labour in screen industries—particularly in Hollywood
  • Internationalization of Australian television and changing industrial and cultural practices of global television (especially in East Asia and inter-Asian relations)
  • Intersections of book publishing and video industries
  • Improving access to audiovisual history and Australian screen culture
  • Copyright licensing models for film and TV distribution
  • Mapping how Indigenous cultural protocols are used in Australian television and film production


DMRC research program

This group contributes to the research within the following DMRC research program:

Transforming Media Industries

Group Members