Since summer 2007 Paul Kerr has been Senior Lecturer in Broadcast Media at London Metropolitan University. He is the author and editor of a number of books and articles on television and film. He started his career at the British Film Institute but for the last twenty years he was a television producer, making dozens of programmes for the BBC and Channel Four as well as a number of international co-productions. He began his TV career by specialising in major series about the media – Open The Box (C4 1986), The Media Show (C4 1987-90), and the award-winning cinema series, Moving Pictures (BBC2 1990-96) but developed into working in a range of programmes about the arts, and history including series about gay theatre, the Crimean War, black British history and international design. A number of his documentaries have been screened at film and TV festivals around the world including New York, Turin, Dinard, Florida and Bologna. His research interests include documentary, drama documentary, ‘quality’ television, the independent production sector in film and television, Hollywood, and international art cinema.