Wesley Jacks received his PhD in Film and Media Studies from UC Santa Barbara, working in the fields of Chinese film history and media industries studies. His research focuses on the contemporary distribution of imported films in the People’s Republic of China. He has been a member of the Media Fields Collective and a contributing researcher on the Connected Viewing Initiative. He has presented his work at Peking University, Nanyang Technological University, SCMS, and Warner Brothers Studios. His essay on Sino-Japanese film connections from the mid-70s to the early-90s is forthcoming in the Journal of Chinese Cinemas and he co-authored a chapter in Film Marketing into the Twenty-First Century (2015). His broader research interests include distribution studies, media policy, film aesthetics, and piracy.