Publications and Current Research

I am currently working on a number of different research themes:

A major project examining multi-dimensional understanding and management of risk in film and related industries.

A series of papers on Open Film and its relation to FLOSS with colleagues of the Digital Creative Industries Cohort of The Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation.

An investigation of matching audience engagement and rights management and value chain tensions in VOD innovation, which builds on insights from Nesta Digital R&D Fund projects.

You can check out some of my recent publications here:

Drake, P., Franklin, M. Sathe, D., Tierney. S. (2015). We Are Colony: Digital VOD Distribution for Independent Film – Research and Development Report. Nesta/AHRC.

Franklin, M. Stoyanova Russell, D, Townley B. (2015). From Marketing to Performing the Market: The Emerging Role of Digital Data.in. Mingant, N, Tirtaine, C, Augros, J (ed.), Film Marketing into the 21st Century, London: BFI / Palgrave.

Haywood, G.,* Nilsson. J.* Franklin, M., Gilbert, P., Krafve, L J.,  Lindén,L., MacGillivray, M., Meckin, R. (*Editing and communicating co-writers.) (2014). Valuation Studies: a collaborative valuation in practice. (2,1): 71-85.

Franklin, M. (2013). What metrics really mean, a question of causality and construction in leveraging social media audiences into business results: Cases from the UK film industry. Participations:  Journal of Audience and Reception Studies (10,2)

Franklin, M; Searle, N; Stoyanova, D & Townley B. (2013) Digital Tools for Management in the Creative Industries: The Case of UK Independent Film. Journal of Creativity and Innovation Management. (22,3 320-333)

  • Nominated for best paper 2013
  • Selected by Professor Economides of NYU Stern, Haas School of Business, and the NET Institute, for the Economics of Networks Papers Series

Franklin, M. Internet-enabled Dissemination: Managing Uncertainty in the Film Value Chain. in Iordanova, D. and Cunningham, S. (Eds) (2012). Digital Disruption: Cinema Moves On-line St Andrews: St Andrews Film Studies.

Franklin, M. & Kelly, M: Northern Alliance. (2009) An Analysis of the Corporate Finance of SME’s in the UK Film Industry. Report to the UK Film Council.

Kelly, M. & Franklin, M: Northern Alliance. (2009) Show me the money – A guide to film business finance. Report to the UK Film Council.

Kelly, M. Chandler, C. Hypponen, L. and Franklin, M: Northern  Alliance. (2009) A Review of Short Film and UK Film Council’s Policy on Short Film 2001-2009. Report to the UK Film Council.

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