I am a professor of Cinema & Media Studies and English at the University of Pennsylvania. I also hold a secondary appointment at the Annenberg School for Communication and an affiliation wth the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition at Penn Law School. (formal bio)
My research focuses on media law and policy, especially the regulation of Hollywood.
I am a regular contributor to Forbes (read my pieces here).
My free online course (a MOOC) on the history of Hollywood launched November 1, 2016.
Students (and anyone interested) please click the courses navigation link at the top of this page to see course websites with syllabi and readings.
I live outside of Philadelphia with my wife, two children, and very enthusiastic yellow lab.