Film & TV Course Team
Lyndsay Duthie Programme Leader, Senior Lecturer Film & TV Production
Lyndsay Duthie spent 15 years of her producing career at ITV. She started in the land of talk shows on formats such as Trisha, Loose Women and Jerry Springer UK – before transferring to the documentary department. Here Lyndsay worked on the death row series Kentucky Teen Vampires as well as being the series creator behind the observational documentary 18 to 30 Stoners and Sky's factual entertainment series Fat Pets, Fat Owners. From ITV Lyndsay moved to Big Brother producers Endemol before starting her own production company Ice Blue Media. Lyndsay also served on the Board of Directors for the organisation Women in Film & TV and has been a judge at the International Emmys . Lyndsay took over as course leader in 2013 and has led the course to successes at the Royal Television Society Awards.
Howard Berry: Senior Lecturer in Post Production
Howard teaches Post-Production and is an Apple Master Trainer. He has worked as a Visual Effects Editor on Paul Greengrass' Green Zone, and on Oscar®-winning films including Kick-Ass, Sherlock Holmes, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, Paul, The Soloist, Angels & Demons, Harry Potter 6 and trailer editor on Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Howard leads on The Elstree Project collating archive interviews to celebrate the studios history. Recent interviews include Stephen Spielberg as part of the project.
Andrew Parker: Lecturer in Film & TV Production
Andrew's areas of special interest include directing and working with actors, and his extensive industry experience also includes writing and producing. He has combined these skills with previous teaching work at the Herts, both for Creative Arts and for the School of Humanities. Andrew is an award-winning trailer maker, and has worked for a broad range of broadcasters and channels including C4, BBC, ITV, Disney and the Discovery Channel.
Kim Walden: Lecturer in Film and Television Culture
Kim's research interests are media education and the impact of new media on film. In 1990 she coordinated an Arts Council funded research project developing approaches to visual literacy through the use of photography. She has contributed to several books in the field. Her paper "Run, Lara, Run: The Impact of videogames on cinema's action heroine" examined the impact of computer games on films and was presented at the Crossroads Fourth International Cultural Studies conference.
Kim Akass: Lecturer in Film and Television Culture
Kim has published widely on American TV series from Sex and the City, The Sopranos and The L Word through to Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty and is co-editor (along with Janet McCabe) of the Reading Contemporary TV series for I.B. Tauris. She is one of the co-founding editors of Critical Studies In Television, a peer-reviewed journal focusing solely on Television Studies. She is also the webmistress of CSTonline (www.cstonline.tv) a website devoted to the study of TV.