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Danny Bilson

Professor of Cinematic Arts
Chair, Interactive Media and Games Division
Director of USC Games

Affiliated Divisions:

Interactive Media & Games Division
John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television

Work Phone: 213.821.4472

Danny Bilson is a writer, director and producer based in Los Angeles. After a long television and film career at Warner Brothers, Disney and Paramount,  Bilson served as a senior executive at both Electronic Arts, and THQ.  Danny has experience developing properties in film, video games, TV, theme parks and comic books. He has consulted at Walt Disney Imagineering on a number of  immersive projects.  His most recently produced screenplay, "Da 5 Bloods" was directed by Spike Lee.  Bilson has been on the faculty of the USC School of Cinematic Arts since 2005, where he currently leads the Narrative Design Workshop.  Danny is Chair of the Interactive Media and Games Division  and is the Director of USC Games, the joint program shared with the Viterbi School of Engineering.