The Author: Alan Taylor (Hampstead, London) is an hons. graduate of Keele University with postgraduate attainments in Media
Education, Pedagogy, Cinema Studies and Filmmaking from London, Oxford, Mainz, and The London Film School respectively.
Since graduating from Oxford, the author has held managerial and lecturing posts in the U.K., Germany and Bulgaria, covering
Cinema Studies, Screenwriting and Media Production. Of late, research articles supported the launch of The Alliance for a
Media Literate Europe, and, for 2005 he was a City Producer for Cinemasports, an active network linking both amateur and professional
digital filmmakers in Sofia, San Francisco, London, Paris, New York, Santa Cruz, Frankfurt, Oxford and Hollywood.
research has focused on Hitchcock, Jacobean Drama, and The Western.