Emily Caston


Emily Caston is Professor of Screen Industries and Director of PRISM (Policy and Research Institute for Screen and Music) at the University of West London, UK. Previously a board member of Film London (2008-2015), she has worked in the film and television industries since 1991.

After graduating from Cambridge University with a double first, she began her career in Channel 4 documentaries before moving into fictional and experimental film with Derek Jarman.

During the 1990s she worked in Los Angeles and London as a Producer at Propaganda Films (part of Polygram Filmed Entertainment), Executive Producer at Ridley Scott Associates, and Executive Producer at Harry Nash where she produced over 100 music videos and TV commercials for artists ranging from Madonna and U2 to directors Spike Jonze and Chris Cunningham.

She is currently co-investigator on the AHRC funded Fifty Years of British Music Video research project on which her book for Edinburgh University Press is forthcoming in 2019.