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Dr Jon Silver
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Film, Television and Digital Media
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology), PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)


film distribution, movie distribution, digital disruption, digital distribution, cinema, hollywood dominance, movie marketing, new screen ecology, multi-channel networks, OTT

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Jon Silver is a Senior Lecturer (Film & TV Producing) in the Creative Industries Faculty at QUT.
His PhD, “Hollywood’s Dominance: How did it arise and how has it been maintained”, was completed at QUT in 2008. His research interests and publications focus on ‘big picture’ strategic issues facing the movie business ‘past, present and future, including

  • film business history
  • the impact of technology on distribution and exhibition
  • development of future scenarios for the movie business.

Jon is a feature film producer, his most recent film credit is Executive Producer of Bill Bennett’s thriller ‘Uninhabited’ currently in post-production with a release anticipated in 2010/2011.
Jon worked in film distribution and exhibition during the 1980s as General Manager, Marketing at Greater Union (GU) where he directed the marketing of movies released through GU’s film distribution company and he supervised the marketing of GU’s cinema chain. He has also worked as a Senior Consultant in the Strategic General Management Unit at Price Waterhouse Urwick and prior to that was a consultant with W.D. Scott & Co. Jon is a member of the Screen Economists Research Group.

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