Head of Development, Elfin Productions
Reader, Ffilm Cymru
Script Editor (Freelance, BFI, Gravy Media)
Expert panelist at the Hay Festival, TwiCon, LeakyCon, AHRC, and Ffilm Cymru training events
Twilight (film, 2008), The Lord of the Rings: Online (game, 2008), Captain America (film, 2009), Love at First Sight (short, 2010).
My academic specialty is the adaptation of event films and fan management in a digital age, and the impact of that management on box office results. Or, plainly speaking, how to access your audience and make money.
My continued areas of focus are bridging Academic research and Industry practice: monetary return on popular adaptation/fan management, social media use/building your audience and brand, and traditional story and script development.
Lecturer: Signum University (https://signumuniversity.org/) , CAPA University (London, UK)
Taught at: Twicon (2009), LeakyCon (2011), University of Mary Washington, George Fox University, High Point University, The Hay Festival (2014), Arts and Humanities Research Council (2016), and University of California: Northridge, amongst others.
Guest Lectures: Wellesley College, Dartmouth College, University of California: Northridge, the University of Mary Washington, Gettysburg College, Arcadia University, Plymouth State University, George Fox University, University of New Hampshire, Reed College, California Lutheran University, High Point University, Columbus State University, Humboldt State University, and many, many high schools.
My Master's degree was in Arthurian Literature, focusing on medieval influence on modern writers. I've specific interests in J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Susan Cooper, Mary Stewart, and modern fantasy adaptations based on medieval, and often earlier, source material. I've taught two summer schools on the subject: 1) British Fantasy Literature and Arthurian Legends, and 2) Castle Quests and Digital Fiction: Transmedia Storytelling.