Ellen Seiter

  • Stephen K. Nenno Chair of Television Studies
  • Professor of Cinema and Media Studies
Office: (213) 740-2838

Expertise Summary

Expert in copyright law, children and the media, and anime


  • media copyright law
  • children, teens and television
  • television streaming
  • how brain diseases are represented in film
  • effects of screens on the brain
  • patterns of television viewing
  • gender and racial stereotypes
  • class biases in television
  • anime


  • German

Additional Information

  • Last book: The Creative Artists Legal Guide: Copyright, Trademark and Contracts in Film and Digital Production (Yale University Press); co-author is professor’s brother, Bill Seiter, intellectual property attorney (bill@seiterlegalstudio.com)
  • Keynote speaker: Anime Expo 2016
  • Author of: The Internet Playground (2005), Television and New Media Audiences (1999) and Sold Separately: Children and Parents in Consumer Culture (1993).