Manohla Dargis is a PhD candidate in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research project focuses on the representation of women in contemporary American cinema. She is a film critic for The New York Times.

Dawn Fratini is an Adjunct Professor at Chapman University and a PhD Candidate in UCLA’s Cinema & Media Studies program. Her research interests are in Hollywood’s technological history and the operations and cultures of engineers, cinematographers and other technicians in media industries. Her current project is a history of engineers in Hollywood during the 1950s.

Jennifer Moorman earned her PhD in Cinema and Media Studies from UCLA, and currently lectures at several universities around Southern California. Her dissertation, Women on Top: Female Pornographers and “Sexperimental” Filmmakers, combines production studies methodologies with textual analysis to assess the gender politics of the adult video industry and other marginal and experimental film production cultures. Her publications include several articles on queer women in television, as well as a forthcoming article on the women-in-prison trope and representations of lesbian, bisexual, and trans* women in Orange Is the New Black.