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Andrew Robinson



MFA Game Design
Counselor Bio: 

Andrew Robinson started in the entertainment industry as a story analyst for production companies and agencies, where he read hundreds (thousands?) of books and scripts, and began to write screenplays in response. He worked his way up to be a film development executive, and then moved over to television development for MTV Productions, writing screenplays and television scripts (pilots and writing samples) all the while.

In 1999, he landed his first paid assignment as a freelance writer on a television show, for an animated series called “Roughnecks: The Starship Trooper Chronicles.” Since then he has written dozens of hours of television for over 30 series, ranging from preschool shows such as “Dragon Tales” and “Baby Loony Toons,” to the boys’ action genre, where he’s written on two Spider-Man series, six “Transformers” shows, and a plethora of other super-hero shows like DC’s “Young Justice,” Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avengers,” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” He created “Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters” for Hasbro, which ran for two seasons and 52 episodes on their network, The Hub, and sold a live-action fantasy drama pilot, “Faerborne,” to the SyFy Channel. He has developed a number of projects, served as Story Editor / producer on others – receiving an Emmy nomination for his work on “Transformers: Rescue Bots” - and has consulted on foreign properties. He’s done many panels at various conventions, and has spoken to students at Cal State Long Beach and the New York Film Academy numerous times about writing for animation and games.

Currently, Andrew writes animated shorts, comics, short fiction, in-game content and other material for Blizzard Entertainment, one of the largest computer gaming companies in the world, supplementing. augmenting and informing the universes around the games of “World of Warcraft,” “StarCraft,” “Heroes of the Storm,” “Diablo,” “Hearthstone” and “Overwatch.” He has worked there for just long enough to earn himself a coveted Blizzard sword, which is a real sword made of steel with a pointy tip and everything. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two grown-up-ish kids and two furry, whiskered murderers, and spends nearly 3 hours each day commuting to and from work because of course Los Angeles (or at least he did until March 2020).