Professor Manuel Alvarado has spent over thirty-five years researching, writing, and teaching about the mass media and has also, over much of that period, been responsible for publishing the work of other academics and intellectuals working in this field. Among the many posts he has held, he was, for one period, head of education at the British Film Institute.
Rebecca Barden was head of publishing at the BFI from 2005–2007. She is now Publisher for the BFI list at Palgrave Macmillan.
Charlotte Brunsdon is professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of War-wick. Research referred to in this article includes “Taste and Time on Television,” Screen 2005, 45.2: 115–29, and London in Cinema (London: BFI, 2007).
Edward Buscombe was formerly head of publishing at the British Film Institute, and is currently visiting professor of Film Studies at the University of Sunderland. His most recent book is Injuns! Native Americans in the Movies.
Pam Cook is professor emerita in Film at the University of Southampton. She is the editor of the third edition of The Cinema Book, one of the last books to be published by BFI Publishing as part of the BFI. She has been a BFI author since 1975.
Bill Grantham writes on film, television, media, culture, law, and history. He is the author of “Some Big Bourgeois Brothel”: Contexts for France’s Culture Wars with Hollywood. He is based in Los Angeles.
Formerly head of the distribution division of the BFI, Colin McArthur has since been a freelance teacher, writer, and graphic artist. While still acting intermittently as such, he is now mainly a market trader in a London antiques market. His most recent books are Whisky Galore and The Maggie and Brigadoon, Braveheart and the Scots.
Toby Miller is chair of the department of Media & Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside. His latest book is Cultural Citizenship. He has published three books with the BFI. That number will remain at three.
Geoffrey Nowell-Smith is senior research fellow at Queen Mary, University of London, where he directs a project funded by the Art and Humanities Research Council on the history of the BFI. His latest book is Making Waves: New Cinemas of the 1960s. [End Page 163]