Andrew deWaard is a PhD student at UCLA, whose recent work regards media industries, digital humanities and screen synergy. His latest work can be viewed at andrewdewaard.com
R. Colin Tait is a PhD Candidate at UT Austin, whose recent publications include work on genre cycles, television, authorship and Robert De Niro. His latest work can be viewed at rcolintait.com
Thomas Schatz, is Professor in the Radio-Television-Film Department at the University of Texas at Austin. He has written four books on American film (and edited many others), including The Genius of the System: Hollywood Filmmaking in the Studio Era and Boom and Bust: American Cinema in the 1940s. His recent scholarly works include lead essays in The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry (2008), Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood Movies (2009), and Volume IV: 1976 to the Present, in Blackwell's History of American Film (2010).