Denise Mann is the Head of the UCLA Producers Program (1996-present) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media at UCLA, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses on contemporary entertainment industry practices as well as critical studies seminars on film and television history and theory.
She is the editor of "Wired TV: Laboring over an Interactive Future" (Rutgers, forthcoming) and the author of "Hollywood Independents: The Postwar Talent Takeover" (University of Minnesota Press, 2008). Previously, she co-edited "Private Screenings: Television & the Female Consumer" (University of Minnesota Press, 1992). She served as an associate editor on "Camera Obscura: a Journal of Feminism and Film Theory" for six years (1986-1992). She has written essays for several anthologies and academic journals ("Camera Obscura," "Quarterly Review of Film and Video," "Journal of Popular Film and Television" and "Flow").
She serves as a consultant to UniJapan (a non-profit trade organization commissioned by the Japanese government), Creek and River Co., a media management firm in Tokyo, and serves on the board of the Association Internationale des Medias (AIM) in Paris. Mann is routinely invited to deliver talks at scholarly conferences and delivers industry talks at international film festivals and conferences such as the Tokyo International Film Festival and Shanghai International Film Festival and at major universities in Asia and Europe: Beijing Broadcasting Institute, Shanghai University, Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne and Institut National de L'Audiovisuel (INA). In addition, Mann co-chairs the annual “Transmedia, Hollywood” conference (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) at UCLA and USC and serves as a “Futures of Entertainment” fellow at MIT (2010-present).
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