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I have 20+ years’ experience in film and television as an educator and practitioner. I have filmed around the world for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Nickelodeon and Disney and have multiple BAFTA and RTS credits. I am an AdvanceHE Senior Fellow, winner of several Excellence in Education Awards and an International Lifetime Membership Award from the Asian Academy of Film and Television. I am an Executive Board member of the National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image (NAHEMI). I am also co-author of the influential text The TV Studio Production Handbook (Bloomsbury).

I am an authority in film/television and have extensive experience of establishing industry partnerships to create a bridge between the media sector and academy. I am regularly invited to sit on jury and pitching panels, teach at leading global film schools and share research at national and international conferences such as South by Southwest (SXSW), BFI London Film Festival and the International Media Education Summit. I am Founder and Chair of Women in Screen and the Trailblazing Women On and Off Screen conference. I sit on the Editorial Board for Representology, The Journal of Media and Diversity. I am Chair of NAHEMI's Media Education Diversity Group.I am co-author of The TV Studio Production Handbook, a definitive text packed with original interviews and a core part of the curriculum on many media courses internationally. My 2021 documentary BFF Thelma & Louise: Tanya & Lucy Revisit 30 Years On has screened at festivals across 6 continents including Venice, Toronto and Berlin, picking up awards for Best Mobile Short and Best International Producer.

Courses taught

Film and Television Practice - BA (Hons)

ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
100 Minutes: Gen Z and the BBC100 MinutesPrincipal InvestigatorArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)OPEN SubmittedFeb 2022
National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image (NAHEMI)
2017
Women in Screen
2016
The Institute of Leadership and Management
2018
British Film Institute
1997
Children’s Media Foundation
2012
Royal Television Society Futures
2012
BAFTA Careers Working Group
2014
Representology: The Journal of Media and Diversity

A journal for research and best practice in how to make UK media more representative of all sections of society.

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2021
University of Brighton
External examiner

BA (Hons) Digital Film

April 2016
April 2021
Brighton Film and Screen School
External examiner

BA (Hons) Film Production

April 2016
April 2021
Nottingham Trent University
External examiner

BSc (Hons) Film Production Technology (Top-Up Year)

BSc (Hons) Television Production Technology (Top-up Year)

FdSc Film Production Technology

FdSc Television Production Technology

April 2016
April 2021
Segi University College, Subang Jaya, Penang and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Other

Programme Approval & Review

BA H Media Communications

BA H Advertising & Media Communications

BA H Advertising & Digital Marketing Communications

BA H Business Management

April 2018
April 2018
University of Wolverhampton
Other

External Advisor

MA Film and Television

February 2017
August 2017
Prizes, awards, and accolades

Most Innovative Teacher - Winner (Mar 2018)

Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities, University of Greenwich


Outstanding Contribution and Positive Impact - Nominee (Mar 2016)

University of Greenwich


Excellence in Engagement with Business, Industry and the Professions - Vice-Chancellor’s Award Winner - BA (Hons) Film and TV Team (Jun 2015)

University of Hertfordshire


Tutor of the Year - Vice-Chancellor’s Award Nominee (May 2015)

University of Hertfordshire


International Journalism Lifetime Membership Award (Feb 2014)

Asian Academy of Film & Television (AAFT), India


Excellence in International Engagement - Vice-Chancellor’s Award Winner (Jun 2013)

University of Hertfordshire


Working together: Uniting screen educators and industry to support gender equality inside the academy and beyond
Brown, L. (2022). Working together: Uniting screen educators and industry to support gender equality inside the academy and beyond. Non Traditional Research Outcomes. (40), p. Models of creative arts leadership.

Script Development on Unscripted Television: Grand Designs & The Spectacle of the Reveal
Brown, L. (2021). Script Development on Unscripted Television: Grand Designs & The Spectacle of the Reveal. in: Taylor, S. & Batty, C. (ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Script Development Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 71-86

Teaching Media Production: Understanding Unconscious Bias in Creative Idea Development
Brown, L., Oyebanjo, F and Davies, R (2021). Teaching Media Production: Understanding Unconscious Bias in Creative Idea Development. Media Education Research Journal. 10. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5763747

Memory, gender and filmmaking: Exploring Thelma & Louise
Brown, L. Memory, gender and filmmaking: Exploring Thelma & Louise. Viewfinder. (118). https://doi.org/2634-8179

BFF THELMA & LOUISE: TANYA & LUCY REVISIT 30 YEARS ON
Brown, L. (2021). BFF THELMA & LOUISE: TANYA & LUCY REVISIT 30 YEARS ON. London

The Legacy of Thelma & Louise - A Panel Discussion
Brown, L. (2021). The Legacy of Thelma & Louise - A Panel Discussion. Trailblazing Women On and Off Screen. London Jun - Jul 2021

Lockdown in London – COVID reflections
Brown, L. (2021). Lockdown in London – COVID reflections. Non Traditional Research Outcomes. Edition 34 (April 2021).

Media Making Out of the Classroom – Best Practice in a Pandemic
Brown, L. (2021). Media Making Out of the Classroom – Best Practice in a Pandemic. The Media Education Association

Sound and Cinema: Past, Present and Future
Brown, L. (2020). Sound and Cinema: Past, Present and Future. London 22 Jan - 13 Feb 2020

The TV Studio Production Handbook
Brown, L. and Duthie, L. (2016). The TV Studio Production Handbook. London Bloomsbury Academic.

Live from the 2019 Edinburgh TV Festival - C21 Podcast
Brown, L. (2019). Live from the 2019 Edinburgh TV Festival - C21 Podcast. Edinburgh

Taking the Lead: Why we need more female bosses in the film & TV industries to close the real-life gender gap
Brown, L. (2019). Taking the Lead: Why we need more female bosses in the film & TV industries to close the real-life gender gap. Edge. Yule (12), p. 12.

Trailblazing Women On & Off Screen International Conference Series
Brown, L. (2018). Trailblazing Women On & Off Screen International Conference Series.

How to Make the Next Big Global TV Studio Hit
Brown, L. (2017). How to Make the Next Big Global TV Studio Hit. South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals. Austin Texas, USA 10 - 17 Mar 2017

Creating Reality Television - The Programme Maker Viewpoint
Brown, L. and Duthie, L. (2016). Creating Reality Television - The Programme Maker Viewpoint. Kimposium! A Symposium about all things Kardashian, . Brunel University 26 Nov 2015

Teaching TV studio production
Brown, L. and Duthie, L. (2017). Teaching TV studio production. BFI Media Conference. British Film Institute, London 01 - 30 Jul 2016 BFI.

TV Production in the Academy: Bringing Commercial Practices into the Classroom
Brown, L. (2015). TV Production in the Academy: Bringing Commercial Practices into the Classroom. New Directions in Film & TV Production Studies for University of West of England & Royal Television Society Bristol. Watershed, UWE Brisol, UK 14 - 15 Apr 2015

Studio Television Production – How to make programmes within a Commercial and Academic Context
Brown, L. (2014). Studio Television Production – How to make programmes within a Commercial and Academic Context. Sightlines: Filmmaking in the Academy. Melbourne, Australia 24 - 25 Nov 2014

Mother's Day
Brown, L. (2014). Mother's Day. Sightlines: Filmmaking in the Academy conference. Melbourne 24 - 25 Nov 2014