Daniel Steinhart

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Associate Professor 
Department of Cinema Studies

102 PLC


M.A./Ph.D., Cinema & Media Studies, UCLA, 2013
B.A., Film Studies, Wesleyan University, 2000

Research Statement

I’m interested in the art and industry of cinema and media. More specifically, my research and teaching focus on global Hollywood, production studies, film aesthetics, independent film, and contemporary international art cinema. My book Runaway Hollywood: Internationalizing Postwar Production and Location Shooting examines how Hollywood created a globalized production industry from the late 1940s to the early 1960s. It also analyzes the artistic choices that arose when Hollywood filmmakers confronted the challenges of foreign location shooting. This research was supported by a number of grants, including a Fulbright Fellowship in France. I’m currently at work on a follow-up book tentatively titled Cross-Border Hollywood: Film Politics, Production, and Style in Mexico, which looks at the history of Hollywood productions in Mexico from the early 1940s to the late 1960s. I also have a background in moving-image programming and film journalism. Both of these pursuits have taken me to international film festivals, which for me remain important places to keep up with new developments in cinema and media.

Recent Citations – Publications – Professional Work

  • Runaway Hollywood: Internationalizing Postwar Production and Location Shooting (Oakland: University of California Press, 2019).

  • “Postwar Hollywood, 1945-1967: Foreign Location Shooting.” In Hollywood on Location: An Industry History, ed. Joshua Gleich and Lawrence Webb (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2019).

  • “The Making of Hollywood Production: Televising and Visualizing Global Filmmaking in 1960s Promotional Featurettes.” Cinema Journal 57 no. 4 (Summer 2018): 96-119.

  • “Dispatches from the Dark: A Conversation with Film Critic Neil Young at the 2015 International Film Festival Rotterdam.” NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies (Spring 2015).

  • “‘Paris…As You’ve Never Seen It Before!!!’: The U.S. Marketing of Hollywood Foreign Productions in the Postwar Era.” InMedia: The French Journal of Media Studies no. 3 (2013).

  • “A Flexible Mode of Production: Internationalizing Hollywood Filmmaking in Postwar Europe.” In Behind the Screen: Inside European Production Cultures, ed. Petr Szczepanik and Patrick Vonderau (London: Palgrave, 2013).


  • CINE 260M: Media Aesthetics

  • CINE 330: Film Festivals

  • CINE 340: Production Studies

  • CINE 399: US Independent Cinema

  • CINE 410/510: Hollywood Film Style

  • CINE 440/550: Contemporary International Art Cinema