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Kevin Sandler

Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1401
Biography

Kevin Sandler is an associate professor and director of the Film and Media Studies Program. He specializes in the contemporary U. S. media business, with a particular focus on censorship, convergence, and animation. He is the author of "The Naked Truth: Why Hollywood Doesn't Make X-Rated Movies" (Rutgers, 2007), the co-editor of "Titanic: Anatomy of a Blockbuster" (Rutgers, 1999), and editor of "Reading the Rabbit: Explorations in Warner Bros. Animation" (Rutgers 1998). His upcoming book is "Scooby-Doo" (Duke). He also has published in a wide number of anthologies and journals including Cinema Journal, Animation Journal, and The Velvet Light Trap.

Education

Ph.D. Film Studies, Sheffield Hallam University, England

 

Research Interests

Censorship

Convergence

Animation

Business

Conglomeration

Publications
  • Kevin Sandler and Kevin Haasarud. Hollywood Bites. (2010).
  • Kevin Sandler. Teaching Media Convergence. Cinema Journal (2009).
  • Kevin Sandler. The Films of Francis Ford Coppola. (2009).
  • . Teaching Dossier: Assignment Design. (2009).
  • Kevin Sandler. The Future of US Film Censorship Studies. (2009).
  • Kevin Sandler. Hollywood Film History. (2008).
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 200Film History
FMS 484Internship
FMS 502Hollywood Film Historiography
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 200Film History
FMS 503Media Industries
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 523Film Authorship
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 484Internship
FMS 502Hollywood Film Historiography
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 200Film History
FMS 302U.S. Media Now
FMS 484Internship
FMS 502Hollywood Film Historiography
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 302U.S. Media Now
FMS 374American Visions
FMS 484Internship
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 374American Visions
FMS 484Internship
FMS 503Media Industries
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 200Film History
FMS 302U.S. Media Now
FMS 484Internship
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 394Special Topics
FMS 484Internship
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 200Film History
FMS 302U.S. Media Now
FMS 502Hollywood Film Historiography
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 374American Visions
FMS 484Internship
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 302U.S. Media Now
FMS 484Internship
FMS 502Hollywood Film Historiography
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 200Film History
FMS 302U.S. Media Now
FMS 502Hollywood Film Historiography
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 374American Visions
FMS 484Internship
Presentations
  • “The Media Industries Essay,” Broadcast Education Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2016.
  • “‘Scooby-Doo: Where Aren’t You!’: Time Warner, Cartoon Network, and Synergizing a Great Dane,” Screen Studies Annual Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, June 2015.
  • “Scrappy Doo, I Hate You! The Business Behind the Animosity toward Scooby-Doo’s Nephew,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, March 2015.
Service
  • Film and Media Studies, Guest Speaker Committee, Chair (2009 - Present)
  • Transmedia League, Advisor (2008 - Present)
  • Film and Media Studies, Creator (2008 - Present)
  • Film and Media Studies, Designer (2008 - Present)
  • Montreal Study Abroad Program, Designer and Teacher (2008 - Present)
  • Talk Cinema, Guest Speaker (2008 - Present)
  • Institute for Humanities Research, FMS Member (2008 - Present)
  • Film and Media Studies, Director of Internships (2008 - Present)
  • Convergence Culture Consortium, Consulting Researcher (2005 - Present)
  • Institute For Humanities Research, Board Member (2010 - 2011)
  • FMS Digital Studies Assistant Professor Search, Chair (2010 - 2010)
  • FMS Internships, Director (2010 - 2010)
  • FMS Public Programs Committee, Chair (2010 - 2010)
  • FMS Transmedia League, Advisor (2010 - 2010)
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, Chair and co-chair (2010 - 2010)
  • Associate Director, Associate Director (2009 - 2010)
  • Institute for Humanities Research, Board Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Talk Cinema, Guest Speaker (2009 - 2010)
  • Guest Speaker Committee, Lead (2009 - 2009)
  • Internships, Head (2009 - 2009)
  • Personnel Committee, Head (2009 - 2009)
  • TransMedia League, Co-Advisor (2009 - 2009)
  • Talk Cinema, Guest Speaker (2009 - 2009)
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Teaching Committee Chair (2006 - 2009)
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Teaching Committee, Chair (2006 - 2009)
  • Teaching Review Committee, Lead (2009 - 2009)
  • Hollywood Film History Online Course, Creator (2008 - 2009)
  • Sustainability Film Festival, Coordinator (2008 - 2009)
  • CLAS Senate, FMS Member (2008 - 2008)
  • Stars of David Conference, Co-organizer (2008 - 2008)