Secrets of Blockbuster Franchises – Project Tempest Podcast

Project Tempest Podcast Episode 15 I had the pleasure of joining the Project Tempest Podcast to talk about blockbuster franchising, creative development, and the multiplatform potential of a story idea. In this discussion, we talk about blockbuster entertainment properties, such as the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars, smaller scale independent application of the franchise model, and the opportunities that franchise development can offer emerging … Continue reading Secrets of Blockbuster Franchises – Project Tempest Podcast

Superheroes on Screen – Primal Screen, 3RRR

Host Flick Ford is joined by guest reviewers Dr Tara Lomax and Dr Andrew Lynch for a look at superheroes on screen. They review Ryan Griffen’s 2016 Indigenous superhero story CLEVERMAN and Taika Waititi’s new release THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER. Continue reading Superheroes on Screen – Primal Screen, 3RRR

James Bond will Return: Franchise Longevity, the Bondian Formula & Popular Culture

Presentation at ‘The World is Not Enough: The Impact of James Bond on Popular Culture’ Symposium, convened by the Popular Culture Research Network (POPCRN) at the University of New England — Online, 26 May, 2022. A virtual symposium celebrating Ian Fleming’s birthday and focused on all things James Bond in popular culture. As the quintessential English spy serving on her majesty’s secret service the character of … Continue reading James Bond will Return: Franchise Longevity, the Bondian Formula & Popular Culture

Hannibal Lecter’s Monstrous Return: The Horror of Seriality in Bryan Fuller’s ‘Hannibal’

Chapter co-authored by Jessica Balanzategui, Naja Later, and Tara Lomax. In Becoming: Genre, Queerness, and Transformation in NBC’s Hannibal, edited by Kavita Mudan Finn and EJ Nielsen. Published by Syracuse University Press (July 2019). Available at Amazon An interdisciplinary collection of essays analyzing and dissecting the NBC series Hannibal (2013-2015), focusing on its manipulation of genre, its emphasis on queerness — in terms of sexuality … Continue reading Hannibal Lecter’s Monstrous Return: The Horror of Seriality in Bryan Fuller’s ‘Hannibal’

Feasting on Hannibal: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne 29-30 November , 2016. A year ago I co-convened the international conference, Feasting on Hannibal, with my colleagues, Dr. Jessica Balanzategui and Dr. Naja Later, and since I didn’t have this site set-up back then I thought I’d do a retrospective post about the event. Supported by the School of Culture and Communication and the Faculty of Arts … Continue reading Feasting on Hannibal: An Interdisciplinary Conference