Patrick Vonderau’s research deals with interrelations of media and industries in a broad perspective.

Patrick Vonderau studies the history of motion pictures and their place within the so-called creative industries. He has published on a wide variety of topics, including the history of film marketing and distribution, industrial film, and YouTube. He is particularly interested in interrelations of film and consumption and currently working on a book about audience research and the emergence of genre cinema in the U.S. American film industry.
His recent book publications include The YouTube Reader (London/Stockholm 2009, with P. Snickars); Films that Work. Industrial Film and the Productivity of Media (Amsterdam 2009, with V. Hediger); Demnächst in Ihrem Kino. Grundlagen der Filmwerbung und Filmvermarktung [Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You. An Introduction to Film Advertising and Marketing] (Marburg 2009 2nd ed., with V. Hediger) and his doctoral dissertation, Bilder vom Norden. Schwedisch-deutsche Filmbeziehungen 1914-1939 [Images of the North. The Swedish-German Film Trade, 1914-1939] (Marburg 2005).
Vonderau is a co-founder and board member of NECS-European Network for Cinema and Media Studies ( and a member of the Global Young Faculty ( He has been a Visiting Scholar at the School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California (USC) and was formerly affiliated to Humboldt University Berlin, the University of the Arts Berlin and Ruhr University Bochum.

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