Peter Labuza is a Ph.D. Candidate in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California and a John E. Rovensky Fellow in US Busines and Economic History. His research interests include Hollywood historiography, legal history, film style, art cinema, and cinephilia studies. His dissertation explores the rise of the legal profession in Hollywood and its contribution to the organizational business reforms and cultural discourse of art within the industry after World War II. He has published in The Velvet Light Trap, Film Quarterly, Mediascape, Sight & Sound, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. He has also published as a film critic for Variety, The Village Voice, and Filmmaker Magazine among others, and hosts The Cinephiliacs podcast. Previously, Labuza earned both his BA and MA in Film Studies from Columbia University, as well as a Certificate in Visual Studies from USC.
Outside of his academic work, Labuza is the host of The Cinephiliacs, the author of Approaching The End: Imagining Apocalypse in American Film, and served as a booklet editor for the UK Blu-Ray distributor Masters of Cinema. He has contributed to Variety, The Village Voice, Reverse Shot, The AV Club, Little White Lies, Indiewire, The LA Review of Books, Filmmaker Magazine, and RogerEbert.Com among others.
This site serves as Peter’s general resume and CV to work he has done. All writing and research can be found via the page links on the left.
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