MINE connects

fresh European research to practitioner reflection on the state and future of media industries. The network offers a forum for bringing industry practitioners, new and established scholars, and policy experts into a lively dialogue, supporting research, teaching, and creative practice by a number of activities crossing disciplinary and national borders. MINE puts a particular emphasis on industries, countries and regions which traditionally have been overlooked by the prevailing focus on industries in larger and Anglophone countries. It puts a spotlight on emergent and peripheral industries which are influenced by and dependent on stronger media centres and geopolitical powers. MINE fosters research on audiovisual media entertainment from a multidisciplinary perspective combining the humanities (film and media studies, cultural history, aesthetics) and the social sciences (economics, sociology, anthropology).

MINE's mission is to bring together scholars, media practitioners and policymakers to:
1. create a forum for the interdisciplinary and transnational study of European media industries;
2. promote innovative methods of critical empirical research into media practices;
3. offer innovative formats for publishing research and practitioner reflections;
4. foster cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue in media industries and creative labour;
5. reflect upon the effects of globalization on media production communities and careers.

The Founding Committee

Paul McDonald, Alejandro Pardo, Eva Novrup Redvall,
Petr Szczepanik, Patrick Vonderau

partner institutions

Department of Film Studies and Audiovisual Culture

Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Contact: Dr Petr Szczepanik
Associate Professor

For recent activities - see http://www.cefs.cz/konference.html

Department of Media Studies

Stockholm University, Sweden

Contact: Dr Patrick Vonderau
Professor in Cinema Studies


Current Projects


Department of Film, TV & Digital Media

School of Communication, University of Navarra, Spain

Contact: Prof. Alex Pardo
Professor of Production for Film & TV

Film Studies

Centre for Languages and Literature | Lund University, Sweden

Contact: Dr. Olof Hedling
Associate Professor

Department of Media, Cognition and Communication

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The Film and Media Studies Section

Contact: Dr Eva Novrup Redvall
Assistant Professor


Recent Publications

Hjort, Mette, Ib Bondebjerg and Eva Novrup Redvall (2013):
Danish Directors 3: Dialogues on the New Danish Documentary Cinema.
Bristol: Intellect Press.

Redvall, Eva Novrup (2013):
Writing and Producing Television Drama in Denmark: From The Kingdom to The Killing.
London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Bondebjerg, Ib and Eva Novrup Redvall:
Transnational Scandinavia? Scandinavian Film Culture in a European and Global Context.
In Manuel Palacio and Joerg Tuerschmann (eds.): Transnational European Cinema. Wien: LIT (Serie: Beitraege zur europaeischen Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft).

Redvall, Eva Novrup:
A European take on the showrunner? Danish TV drama production.
In Patrick Vonderau and Petr Szczepanik (eds.): Behind the Screen: Inside European Production Cultures. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Bondebjerg, Ib and Eva Novrup Redvall (Forthcoming 2014):
Breaking Borders: The International Success of Danish TV Drama.
In Ib Bondebjerg, Andrew Higson and Caroline Pauwels (red.): Being European: Media, Culture and Everyday Life. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Mortensen, Mette and Eva Novrup Redvall (eds.) (2012):
Re-thinking Film and Media Production: Creativity, Convergence and Participation.
Northern Lights. Film and Media Studies Yearbook 2012 (vol. 10). Bristol: Intellect Press.

Redvall, Eva Novrup (2013): Dogmas for television drama:
The ideas of one vision, double storytelling, crossover and producer choice in drama series from Danish public service broadcaster
DR. Journal of Popular Television 1(2): 227-234.

Redvall, Eva Novrup (2012):
Encouraging Artistic Risk Taking through Film Policy: The Case of New Danish Screen.
In Mette Hjort (ed.): Film and Risk. Detroit: Wayne State University Press.

Redvall, Eva Novrup (2012):
A Systems View of Film-making as a Creative Practice,
Northern Lights vol. 10: Re-thinking Film and Media Production: Creativity, Convergence and Participation, pp. 57-73.

Redvall, Eva Novrup (2012):
More than Films and Dragon Awards: The Goeteborg International Film Festival as a Meeting Place,
Journal of Scandinavian Cinema 2(2): 135-141.

Bondebjerg, Ib and Eva Novrup Redvall (2011):
A Small Region in a Global World: Patterns in Scandinavian Film and TV Culture.
Copenhagen: CEMES Working Papers. 127 pages.

Redvall, Eva Novrup (2013):
European TV Drama Series Lab 2012: Documentatio. Module 2.
Berlin: Erich Pommer Institut.

Redvall, Eva Novrup (2012):
European TV Drama Series Lab 2012: Documentation. Module 1.
Berlin: Erich Pommer Institut.

Redvall, Eva Novrup og Michael Gubbins (2012):
Scandinavian Think Tank: On Films, Markets, Audiences and Film Policy.
Copenhagen: European Think Tank on Film and Film Policy.

Department of Culture, Film and Media

University of Nottingham, UK

Contact: Prof. Paul McDonald
Professor of Creative Industries



Inaugural Screen Industries Research Lecture
Alison Preston
Head of Media Literacy Research, Ofcom

Wednesday 6 November 2013
Institute for Screen Industries Research
University of Nottingham

Ofcom is the UKs media and communications regulator. In this lecture Alison Preston, Head of Media Literacy Research at Ofcom, outlined how the regulatory authority carries out its research programme, giving examples of the research they provide and where to find it. To illustrate this work, the lecture provided an overview of three key recent studies childrens media use; news consumption; and adults digital literacy. What changes have occurred in childrens media consumption over the last year? Which platforms are adults using for their news consumption, and what use is made of social media for news? To what extent do online adults have critical understanding of the activities that they carry out? These and other questions were addressed through the findings of Ofcoms studies. In addition, Ofcoms Media Lives qualitative, longitudinal study was used as illustration of some key themes relating to online habits and individuals digital journeys.

To access the reports referred to, please visit:

Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report 2013 (http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/research/media-literacy/october-2013/research07Oct2013.pdf)

News Consumption in the UK 2013 (http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/market-data-research/other/tv-research/news-2013)

Adults Media Use and Attitudes Report 2013 (http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/research/media-literacy/adult-media-lit-13/2013_Adult_ML_Tracker.pdf)

Media Lives Wave 8 2013 (http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/research/media-literacy/wave8/Media_Lives_Wave_8_2013.pdf)

Thursday 1 to Friday 2 November 2012
BFI Southbank, London

This two-day conference examined the role of C4 as producer-distributor and exhibitor-broadcaster of film. Hosted by the BFI Southbank, the event coincided with the 30th anniversary of the channels launch. Full details at: www.c4film.co.uk/conference-2012

2013-14 User Engagements with Online Distribution Services in Brazil, India, and Korea. Part of the Connected Viewing Initiative co-ordinated by the Media Industries Project, University of California, Santa Barbara (see www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu/mip/article/2014-cvi-team). This project will gather both quantitative and qualitative data concerning user attitudes, tastes and behaviours related to online distribution services. Among the key questions are the following: What are the main characteristics defining the market environment for online film and television distribution services in Brazil, India and Korea; How are users engaging with those services; What forms of content do users prefer to access online and why; How are users expressing the entertainment value of online viewing? To answer these questions, we will develop a framework for the cross-cultural analysis of online viewing which may be applicable to other international contexts.

2010-14 Channel 4 and British Film Culture: An Assessment of the Broadcasters Film Policy and Programming, and Its Impact on British Film Culture (www.c4film.co.uk). Funded over four years by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), this project examines and evaluates Channel 4s role as both a key sponsor of film production and as an innovative and occasionally challenging exhibitor of films. This research benefits from the support and assistance of Channel 4. A key outcome from the project has been the Channel 4 Press Packs 1982-2002 database (see http://beta.bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/c4pp, password required), produced in collaboration with the British Universities Film and Video Council (BUFVC), giving online full text access to 80,000 pages in the 1,100 weekly Press Information Packs issued by C4 in the channels first two decades.

2011-12 Your Entertainment Set Free? Connected Viewing in Europe. Part of the Connected Viewing Initiative co-ordinated by the Media Industries Project, University of California, Santa Barbara (see www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu/mip/article/2011-2012-cvi-research-team). Using comparative case studies of Sweden and the UK, this project examined the markets for digital distribution services and the ways teenage and young adult media audiences access, consume, and experience those services using multiple media platforms in socially networked environments. Focusing on the practices by which multi-screen viewers connect dispersed content and participate in various formats, the research asked specifically how perceptions of content value relate to new and emerging modes of social interaction. For the final report, visit www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu/mip/article/CVIFinalReportYearOne


2013 Hollywood Stardom. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

2013 Guest co-editor with Justin Smith for the Channel 4 and British Film Culture issue of the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television 33(3). Emerging from the AHRC funded Channel 4 and British Film Culture project (2010-14), this issue brought together articles examining the historical importance of Channel 4 as a financier, producer and patron of film.

2013 Curator Mapping Media Industry Studies week on In Media Res (27-31 May) (http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/theme-week/2013/22/cinema-journal-presents-mapping-media-industry-studies-may-27-may-31-2013). To launch a new collaboration between the Cinema Journal and In Media Res, this week thematically connected to the special In Focus Media Industries Studies published in the journal . Contributors: Michelle Hilmes (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Jennifer Holt (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Alisa Perren (Georgia State University).

2013 Editor Media Industries Studies. Cinema Journal 52 (2), pp. 145-98. In Focus special section reflecting on the purposes, practices and potential futures of media industry studies. Contributors: John Caldwell (UCLA), Nitin Govil (University of Southern California), Michelle Hilmes (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Jennifer Holt (University of California, Santa Barbara), Eileen Meehan (Southern Illinois University), Alisa Perren (Georgia State University) and Janet Wasko (University of Oregon).