Allan Cameron is a PhD candidate in the Department of Cinema Studies at the University of Melbourne, with research interests that include Asian cinema, science fiction, theories of temporality, and narratology. His dissertation addresses modular narrative structures in contemporary Hollywood and international films.
Kyle Conway is a doctoral candidate in media and cultural studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Heather Heckman is completing a master's degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her academic interests include French film history and silent cinema.
Patrick Keating has taught at Stanford University and at Washington University in St. Louis. He is currently working on a manuscript about Hollywood lighting in the studio period.
Mark Kerins earned his PhD from Northwestern University in 2005 and now teaches film and video production in the Division of Cinema-Television at Southern Methodist University. As a filmmaker he works principally in picture and sound postproduction; as a researcher he studies audio (particularly surround sound) and the intersections between film production and film theory.
Erlend Lavik is a doctoral student at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen. He is currently writing his dissertation on the relationship between classical and postclassical Hollywood cinema.
Jason Mittell is an assistant professor of American Studies and Film & Media Culture at Middlebury College. He is the author of Genre and Television: From Cop Shows to Cartoons in American Culture (Routledge, 2004) and is writing a book on narrative complexity in American television.
Michael Z. Newman teaches film history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He completed a PhD in communication arts (film studies) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005. He is currently working on a book about character and American independent cinema.