Weakly Villain Podcast

Weakly Villain Podcast

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Professor Northrop Davis of the University of South Carolina Department of Art and We Make Manga.

We really enjoyed talking with Professor Northrop Davis of the University of South Carolina Department of Art.  He is a screenwriter and director that teaches Manga arts and is the patriarch of the WEMAKEMANGA.COM site.  This is really worth checking out.  Not only for his interesting and impressive story but to see all that Univ of SC has going on in art.  Stand-out episode.

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Please check out the links below to learn more about Prof Davis, We Make Manga and the University.


Full Bio from Univ of South Caroilina:

Northrop Davis is a screenwriter and director who teaches feature and television screenwriting and manga/anime studies. He earned his B.A. at Duke University and his MFA at California Institute of the Arts. He has sold three projects:  his science fiction script Cyber Ship to Warner Brothers (Producers: Lauren and Richard Donner) and two pitches, one to Columbia/Sony Studios and another to 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, both of which he subsequently wrote as screenplays.  He has lectured at the Writers Guild of America, Duke University, Cal Arts, UCLA, Anime Expo Anime and Manga Studies Symposium, Screenwriting Expo, UFVA, and the Asian VC Film Festival at the Directors Guild of America; and he taught three courses on manga/anime at the University of California at Irvine.  He has also been invited three times to lecture internationally. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West and its Writers Education, Asian and Latino Writers committees. In 2012, he was invited to speak at the Freshman Convocation and was June Featured Scholar of the Month on the Office of the Vice President of Research’s website, “given in recognition of outstanding scholars from across the University's schools, colleges and campuses". The same year, he received the Michael J. Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award and was awarded a Provost’s grant for adapting his screenplay owned by 20th Century Fox into a manga that is currently in production and will be published next year.  He has published a number of print articles in the US and abroad in leading publications in his field. Professor Davis’s book, Manga and Anime go to Hollywood (the amazing relationship between Hollywood and Japanese manga, animation, television and features) will be published in 2015 by Bloomsbury Academic.

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