From trailers and promos to ads and brand videos, promotional media have become a central part of contemporary screen life. This lecture explores the significance of the promotional short-forms that surround movies and TV shows.
Peter Rice, Chairman and CEO for the Fox Networks Group and Nottingham alumnus, reflects on his career in Hollywood and his roles in delivering some of the most successful films and television entertainment of our time.
Dr Claire Warden, De Montfort University, presents the lecture, ‘Pops and promos: speech and silence in professional wrestling’.
The BBC2 drama London Spy, starring Ben Whishaw and Edward Holcroft, was one of the most stylish and divisive series of 2015. We’re delighted to welcome writer Tom Rob Smith, writer and producer of London Spy and author of the best-selling novel Child 44, who will talk about the series after a screening of episode 1. Spoiler alert: the talk is likely to include details covering the entire series. Part of our LGBT History Month 2016 celebrations.
Catherine Johnson, School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, presents ‘Selling The Hunger Games: the digital infrastructure of blockbuster promotion’. Part of the Popular Culture Lecture Series.
Keith Bound, School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, gives the lecture ‘Do you like scary movies? Defining the anatomy of cinematic suspense and viewer anticipatory patterns’. Part of the Popular Culture Lecture Series. Art by Jason Edmiston.
Sean May, School of Biosciences, gives a lecture discussing ‘Zombie genomics: or the didactic dead’. Part of the Popular Culture Lecture Series. Art by Kilian Eng and Grey Matter Art.