Staffordshire University logo
STORE - Staffordshire Online Repository

Packaging House of Cards and The Knick: How Talent Intermediaries Manage the Indie-Auteur Brand to Sell Premium Television

STUBBS, Andrew (2020) Packaging House of Cards and The Knick: How Talent Intermediaries Manage the Indie-Auteur Brand to Sell Premium Television. Critical Studies in Television: The International Journal of Television Studies, 15 (2). ISSN 1749-6020

[img] Text
VOL15ISSUE2StubbsFINAL.docx - AUTHOR'S ACCEPTED Version (default)
Available under License All Rights Reserved.

Download (95kB)

Abstract or description

The article explores the migration of indie-auteurs to television during the 2010s. Using David Fincher and Steven Soderbergh’s work on House of Cards and The Knick as case-studies, the article argues that talent intermediaries such as producers and talent managers have sought to mobilize the indie-auteur, a branded identity and authorial discourse, to package premium television programmes to exploit growing competition between channels and platforms. The article also explores repercussions of the indie-auteur’s insertion in television as a mark of distinction, arguing that it becomes increasingly important to be aware of the systems behind it.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: School of Computing and Digital Technologies > Film, Media and Journalism
Depositing User: Andrew STUBBS
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2020 12:37
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2020 15:29
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/6117

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

DisabledGo Staffordshire University is a recognised   Investor in People. Sustain Staffs
Legal | Freedom of Information | Site Map | Job Vacancies
Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST4 2DE t: +44 (0)1782 294000