Ben Goldsmith is a Senior Research Fellow in CCI. His recent work focuses on media policy and the Convergence Review, and he has written three submissions to the Review on behalf of the CCI. His research interests include Australian cinema and television, media production and globalisation, and media and cultural policy. He has previously worked at the University of Queensland, the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, and Griffith University. He has written several books including Rating the Audience (with Mark Balnaves and Tom O'Regan) The Film Studio (with Tom O’Regan), and Local Hollywood (with Susan Ward and Tom O’Regan). He is the co-editor (with Geoff Lealand) of the Intellect Directory of Australian and New Zealand Cinema, published in 2010.