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John Caldwell

John Thornton Caldwell, a media studies scholar and filmmaker (MFA Cal Arts, PhD Northwestern), is currently Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, and Vice-Chair of the Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media at UCLA. He has published numerous chapters and articles, and his books include: Production Culture: Industrial Reflexivity and Critical Practice in Film and Television (2008), Production Studies: Cultural Studies of Media Industries, (2009, co-edited), Televisuality: Style, Crisis, and Authority in American Television, (1995), Electronic Media and Technoculture (2000), and New Media: Theories and Practices of Digitextuality, (co-edited, 2003). Caldwell’s feature documentaries include Rancho California (por favor) (Sundance premiere, 2002), Freak Street to Goa: Immigrants on the Rajpath (1989, Berlin Film Festival 1990), and Boron to Buttonwillow (forthcoming, 2016). His awards include: German Bauhaus IKKM Senior Fellow (2012), Annenberg Senior Scholar, University of Pennsylvannia (2012), UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award (2010), AFI/NEA Regional Fellowships (1985, 1999), and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships (1979, 1985).