Dr James Cateridge

Senior Lecturer in Film Studies

Profile

Dr James Cateridge completed his doctoral research at the University of East Anglia in 2007, where he examined the impact of National Lottery funding upon the British film industry of the 1990s. James has presented papers based on his findings at several international film studies conferences, and his work has been published in The International Journal of Cultural Policy and The Journal of British Cinema and Television, as well as in the edited collection Sights Unseen: Unfinished British Cinema. His first monograph, The People's Pictures: National Lottery Funding and British Cinema was published in 2011.

James is the key tutor for the vocational pathway on the film studies degree. He teaches modules on contemporary British Cinema, the international film industry and film festivals and exhibtion. These modules are co-taught by industry professionals who pass on their knowledge and expertise to students. James oversees Brookes’ innovative work placement modules, which allow students to improve their skills portfolio and to make their own contacts within the industry.

In addition to his academic research and teaching, James has also worked in film and video distribution for Columbia Tristar, arts administration at the Arts Council of England, film journalism for the London Film Festival, and as a research consultant for Screen East, the regional film body for the East of England.

Undergraduate Teaching

  • U64002 The Film Industry
  • U64067 Work Placement in Film Studies
  • U64029 British Cinema: Industry and Text
  • U64073 Film Festivals and Exhibition

Postgraduate Teaching

  • U64003 Popular European Cinema
  • U64004 Professional Film Cultures

Research

Dr James Cateridge researches in the areas of British cinema, film policy and the international film industry.

  • The film industry and funding bodies
  • British cinema and the State
  • Film music
  • Film and television-related tourism.

Books and other publications

Film Studies for Dummies, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 2014.

The People's Pictures: National Lottery Funding and British Cinema, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.

Chapters

  • 'From Film Four to the Film Council: Film Policy, Subsidy and Sponsorship, and the Relationship between Cinema and TV, 1980-2010' in Laraine Porter, I.Q. Hunter and Justin Smith (eds.), The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History, London: Routledge, 2015.
  • ‘The Mysterious Case of the Highwayman, the Thief-Taker General, and the National Lottery’, in Dan North, ed., Sights Unseen: Unfinished British Cinema, Cambridge Scholars’ Press, 2008.
  • With Andrew Higson: ‘The British Film Industry’ in The International Film Industry: Europe, Escrituras Editora, Brazil, October 2007.

Journal Articles

  • ‘Playing the Lottery Twice: The Dual-Nationality of Stella Does Tricks’, Journal of Media Practice 5:3, 2004.
  • ‘Carrying a Cultural Burden: Film Policy and its Products’, Journal of British Cinema and Television, 5, May 2008.
  • ‘Reinventing the British film industry: the Group Production Plan and the National Lottery Franchise Scheme’, International Journal of Cultural Policy, 17:1, Jan 2011.

Reference Articles

'The British Film Institute' in Neil Mitchell (ed.), Directory of World Cinema: Britain, Vol. 2, Bristol: Intellect Publishing, 2014.

'Review: The Selfish Giant' in Neil Mitchell (ed.), Directory of World Cinema: Britain, Vol. 2, Bristol: Intellect Publishing, 2014.

BFI’s Screenonline resource; entries include Love Is The Devil (1998) and Touching The Void (2003).

Research Dissemination

  • 'Inhabiting Englishness: The Oxford of Harry Potter and Inspector Morse', ECREA Film Studies Section Conference, Lund University, November 2013.
  • ‘“If you film it, they will come!” Film and TV-related Tourism and Screen Policy in the UK’, MeCCSA Conference, National Media Museum, Bradford, January 2009.
  • ‘Historical Precedent in UK Film Policy’, Research Seminar, University College London, November 2008.
  • ‘Do you want it good, or do you want it Wednesday: Elisabeth Lutyens, the classical avant-garde and the British horror movie’, Screen, Glasgow University, July 2008.
  • ‘Reinventing the British Film Industry: the Group Production Plan and the National Lottery Franchise Scheme’, Screen, Glasgow University, July 2007.
  • ‘Carrying a Cultural Burden: Film Policy and its Products’, British Screens Now Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, September 2006.
  • ‘The Highwayman, the Thief-Taker General, and the National Lottery’, MeCCSA Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, January 2006.
  • ‘Textual absence, intertextual presence’, Research Seminar, UEA, November 2005.
  • ‘Lottery Funding and the BFI’, BFI Research Group Seminar, Queen Mary, University of London, September 2005.
  • ‘Lottery Funding and the BFI’, BFI Research Group Seminar, Queen Mary, University of London, September 2005.
  • ‘Irreverence and Anachronism in Plunkett & Macleane’, Historical Adventure Film Study Day, University of East Anglia, June 2005.
  • ‘Researching Lottery Funding for Film’, AHRC Postgraduate Training Event in Film & Broadcasting Policy, University of Lincoln, April 2005.
  • ‘Playing the Lottery Twice’, Off-Screen Spaces Conference, University of Ulster, July 2004.
James Cateridge

CONTACT

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Oxford, OX3 0BP

jcateridge@brookes.ac.uk