Our first speaker was Kim Wilkins, who talked about the glorious and varied role of product placement in films. From James Bond to Repo Man to Gossip Girl, Kim takes us through the odd and fascinating trends in product placement that we're barely aware of when we're seated in the cinema.
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Kim is currently writing her PhD at the University of Sydney in contemporary American film and has given numerous presentations on this topic. In her spare time, she is co-editor of the journal Philament, and is co-founder and co-curator of The Yeah Sessions. She looks like a child but drinks like a fish.