Andrew Spicer is Professor of Cultural Production at the University of the West of England Bristol. He is supervising several doctoral students and teaches across the under- and postgraduate programmes in the School of Cultural and Creative Industries, including MA Screen Business. He has published extensively about media production including Beyond the Bottom Line: The Producer in Film and Television Studies (2014). He was a member of a European project, ‘Success in the Film and Television Industries’ (SiFTI, 2013-16) and co-editor and contributor of its summative volume Building Successful and Sustainable Film and Television Businesses: A Cross-National Perspective (2017). He led an investigation into the ecology of the film and television industries in Bristol (2017, revised 2022), is currently developing a broader project exploring the politics of regional production and is engaged on research on Channel 4, and Bristol as the global centre for Natural History film-making.