Gloria Dagnino is a Post-Doc researcher at the Institute of Media and Journalism at the Università della Svizzera italiana. She was an invited lecturer at the University of Strasbourg (France) in February 2016. She holds a M.Sc. in Media Management from USI, and a B.Sc. in Liberal Studies In Communication from the University of Milan. Her dissertation explores economic, managerial and creative impacts of private investments, notably through product placement and tax credit agreements, upon Italian quality film productions. Her research interests encompasses film production studies, political-economy of media, audiovisual media labour, and film production practices in the European context. She coordinates the annual Documentary Summer School, jointly organized by USI and the Locarno Film Festival.