Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) June 20, 2008
On June 19th, Full Sail University will welcome professional producer, screenwriter, commercial director and a teacher/lecturer for screenwriting and film, Northrop Davis.
While on the Full Sail campus, Davis will be participating in multiple activities including a campus tour, classroom visits, student presentation, and a private session with four graduates.
Davis is a manga and anime expert specializing in adapting and producing Japanese and Asian entertainment works for Hollywood. He has sold three studio projects, including his science fiction action script, Cyber Ship to Warner Bros., and two pitches - one to Columbia and another to Twentieth Century Fox.
"We are honored to have Northrop join us on campus," said Pete Bandstra, Program Director for Computer Animation, Full Sail University. "We look forward to offering attendees a look inside the niche field of manga and anime, while providing quality industry advice."
Recently Davis found and pitched the Battle Angel Alita manga series to Twentieth Century Fox, who acquired the project for James Cameron who is currently in pre-production within the visual effects film franchise.
Since 1979, Full Sail University, located outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 27,500 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail's 180-acre campus proudly welcomes over 6,000 students from 50 states and 47 countries.
Full Sail currently offers a total of thirteen degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees offered in Graphic Design, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business (online and on-campus), Film, Game Art, Game
Development, Music Business and Web Design & Development; and a Master of Science Degree in Education Media Design & Technology (online) and Entertainment Business (online and on-campus).
Students on-campus experience a real world education with a professional class structure of 8-12 hours per day and a 24-hour around the clock schedule which earned Full Sail the Most Innovative Program Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The university has also been named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.
For more information about Full Sail, please visit http://www.fullsail.edu.