Paul Kerr

Senior Lecturer


Middlesex University

Paul Kerr is Senior Lecturer in Television Production at Middlesex University and was formerly a Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at London Metropolitan University. Before becoming an academic he was an award-winning television producer, series editor and director for over twenty years, making dozens of documentaries for the BBC and Channel Four as well as international broadcasters including Discovery, A&E, La Cinquieme and NHK. A number of his films have been screened at film and TV festivals around the world including New York, Turin, Dinard, Florida and Bologna. He began in TV by specialising in series about the media - Open The Box (C4 1986), The Media Show (C4 1987-90), and the award-winning cinema series, Moving Pictures (BBC2 1990-96) but went on to work on programmes about the artmore...

BA Humanities (English and History) (1974) MA American Studies (1977) PGCE (2008) PhD (2013)

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  1. Kerr, Paul ORCID logoORCID: (2020) A forgotten episode in the history of Hollywood cinema, television and seriality: the case of the Mirisch Company. In: Exploring Seriality on Screen: Audiovisual Narratives in Film and Television. Hudelet, Ariane and Crémieux, Anne, eds. Routledge, London and New York, pp. 79-102. ISBN 9780367491482, e-ISBN 9781003044772. [Book Section] (doi:10.4324/9781003044772-7)
  2. Kerr, Paul ORCID logoORCID: (2020) The magnificent seven Mirisch companies: competitive strategy and corporate authorship. In: United Artists. Krämer, Peter, Needham, Gary, Tzioumakis, Yannis and Balio, Tino, eds. The Routledge Hollywood Centenary Series . Routledge, pp. 112-131. ISBN 9780367178987, pbk-ISBN 9780367179007, e-ISBN 9780429058332. [Book Section] (doi:10.4324/9780429058332-6)
  3. Kerr, Paul ORCID logoORCID: (2020) "It seemed like a good idea at the time": Hollywood, homology and hired guns – the making of The Magnificent Seven. In: Reframing Cult Westerns: from The Magnificent Seven to The Hateful Eight. Broughton, Lee, ed. Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 21-39. ISBN 9781501343490, e-ISBN 9781501343513, e-ISBN 9781501343506, e-ISBN 9781501343520. [Book Section] (doi:10.5040/9781501343520.0006)
  4. Kerr, Paul ORCID logoORCID: (2014) Alexandra Palace: war on the home front. [Film/Video]
  5. Kerr, Paul ORCID logoORCID: (2016) Case study: The apprentice’s sorcerer: television in/and the academy. In: Industrial Approaches to Media: A methodological gateway to industry studies. Freeman, Matthew, ed. Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 29-38. ISBN 9781137551757. [Book Section] (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-55176-4_2)
  6. Kerr, Paul ORCID logoORCID: (2015) Authorship, autobiography and the archive: Marilyn on Marilyn, television and documentary theory. VIEW: Journal of European Television History and Culture, 4 (8) . pp. 67-79. ISSN 2213-0969 [Article] (doi:10.18146/2213-0969.2015.jethc094)
  7. Kerr, Paul ORCID logoORCID: (2011) “A small, effective organization”: The Mirisch Company, the package-unit system and the production of ‘Some Like It Hot’. In: Billy Wilder, Movie-Maker: Critical Essays on the Films. McNally, Karen, ed. McFarland, North Carolina, pp. 117-131. ISBN 9780786442119. [Book Section]