James Fleury received his Ph.D. in Cinema and Media Studies at UCLA in 2019. His research focuses on the increasing overlap between the American film and technology industries.
He is working on a monograph about the history of Hollywood studios in the video game business, with an emphasis on Warner Bros. and its conglomerate owners (i.e., Warner Communications, Inc.; Time Warner; AOL Time Warner; and AT&T). He is the co-editor of the anthology The Franchise Era: Managing Media in the Digital Economy (Edinburgh University Press, 2019) and has served as a research fellow in UCLA's Digital Incubator and Think Tank. His publications have appeared in Mediascape: UCLA’s Journal of Cinema and Media Studies (2012, 2015), the edited collection James Bond and Popular Culture: Essays on the Influence of the Fictional Superspy (McFarland, 2014), and the South Atlantic Review (2015). His research interests include adaptation across film and video games, media distribution, and the contemporary American film and television industries.