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Stewart Jones

Screen Industry: Theoretical Process Management Frameworks for Film, Television, and Videogames



This multidisciplinary research aims to explore how operational effectiveness within the Screen Industries can be managed more efficiently giving competitive advantage to organizations working within film, television, and videogames. Using a mixed method approach to obtain data samples within three specific geographic and distribution territories, this investigation aims to position its discoveries between the interdisciplinary areas of business and management, and the creative industries, filling gaps in current information relating to the management of creative productions.



Stewart is a journal-published MBA graduate and Ph.D. researcher with an international career as a management and production consultant in the media and entertainment industry. He is an EU Commission Expert, a Consultant and Mentor for film/television, IP, and contracts, a higher education lecturer, and has multiple publications in animation, visual effects, screenwriting, and project management. Stewart is an advocate for people with disabilities, determined to decrease the barriers to entry for both the enjoyment and participation in business and the screen industry.



Media and Entertainment Industry, Creative Project Management, Intellectual Property Rights, Project and Contractual Working, Business Management, Management Process Frameworks.

External Activity

External Activity

2021 - Current

  • Management Consultant for film, television, intellectual property (IP), and contracts (UK/EU/USA)

2016 - 2021

  • Consultant Producer for film, television, commercials, and AR/VR/XR (UK/EU/USA)

2015 - 2016

  • Production Manager and Head of 3D for film and television (UK/EU/USA)

2013 - 2015

  • Studio head for mobile apps (UK/USA)

2011 - 2013

  • Chief Executive (CEO) for film, television and commercials (UK/EU/USA)

2009 - 2011

  • Computer Graphics (CG) Supervisor for film, television, commercials, and videogames (UK/USA/AU/NZ)

2005 - 2009

  • Technical Director for film, television, commercials, and videogames (UK/USA/AU/NZ)



Jones, S. (2020), Screenwriting in Final Draft, KDP; USA.

Jones, S. (2019), Digital Creature Rigging: Wings, Tails & Tentacles for Animation & VFX, CRC Press; USA.

Jones, S. (2018), Mechanical Creations in 3D: Complex and Technical Setups for Animation & VFX, CRC Press; USA.

Jones, S. (2015), Project and People Management Techniques: Where are we now? An Analysis for Practitioners, Seven Bridges Journal, Vol. 3, UK.

Jones, S. (2013), Sams Teach Yourself 3ds Max in 24 Hours, Pearson Education/Elsevier; USA.

Jones, S. (2012), Digital Creature Rigging: The Art and Science of CG Creature Setup in 3ds Max, Focal Press/Taylor & Francis; USA.

Jones, S. (2012), Digital Animation Notes: The Basics, Blurb Books; UK.

Contact details

Stewart Jones
School of Arts and Creative Technologies
University of York