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Greg Weisman
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Birth: Gregory David Weisman

28 September 1963

Roles: Co-Creator & Producer (Gargoyles)
Writer (Gargoyles)

Greg Weisman, full name Gregory David Weisman[1][2], is one of the creators of Gargoyles and the writer of the SLG comics series by the same name. He is a former English composition and writing teacher and received degrees at Stanford and USC. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

About

Greg worked at Walt Disney Television Animation from 1989 until 1996. He rose through the ranks to become the Director of Series Development for the division, working on such diverse properties as Darkwing Duck, Gummi Bears, TaleSpin, Bonkers, Raw Toonage, DuckTales the Movie, Aladdin: The Series and The Mighty Ducks, among others.

In 1991, Greg and his team created and developed a new series for Disney: GARGOYLES. Greg left his position as an executive to become the Supervising Producer and Supervising Story Editor of the first 66 episodes of that series.

In 1996, Greg left Disney for DreamWorks Television Animation, where he also developed numerous series. In October of 1998, Greg left DreamWorks to become a full-time Freelance Writer, Story Editor, Producer and Voice Director. He has written scripts for Men In Black, Disney's Hercules, Big Guy & Rusty the Boy Robot, Max Steel, Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, The Mummy, Kim Possible, The Batman, Alien Racers and Bionicle: Mask of Light, among others.[3]

He has also voice directed the original DVD Movie, Atlantis: Milo's Return and the English dub of the Japanese anime video series 3x3 Eyes. Greg also produced and story edited the second season of W.I.T.C.H. as well as The Spectacular Spider-Man (based on the classic Marvel Comics Character) for Sony/Culver Entertainment, which aired on KidsWB in March, 2008.

Most recently he produced Young Justice, an animated series based on DC comics’ various “sidekick” heroes and is now at work as one of three Executive Producers on Lucasfilm and Disney's Star Wars Rebels. On top of that, his first novel (of a planned series), Rain of the Ghosts was released in 2013.

Greg regularly answers questions from series fans about GARGOYLES in Ask Greg at Station 8

Greg Weisman and Gargoyles Fanfiction

The attitude of creators to fanfiction based on their works varies from individual to individual. Some creators give their fans free reign to write stories set in the worlds they have made. Some set out strict rules for their fans to follow. Others take no stand about it either way. Still other actively discourage it and a few even actively work to stamp it out.

Greg Weisman has somewhat mixed feelings about fanfiction. [4] On the one hand, he is flattered that Gargoyles has inspired so many people to write stories based in the Gargoyles Universe. [5] He also realizes that fan-created work has helped to keep Gargoyles alive between the end of the TV series and the beginning of the Slave Labor Graphics comic. [6] On the other hand, Mr. Weisman feels somewhat protective of the Gargoyles Universe and encourages all aspiring writers to create their own original works of fiction. [7][8][9]

Greg Weisman has a long-standing strict policy of never looking at any fan-created work. [10] Like many creators, he does this for his own legal protection. [11] If a creator reads a piece of fanfiction or has an idea suggested to him or her by a fan that bears some similarity to something the creator was going to do in the canon fiction later on, the fanfiction author could conceivably sue the creator for "stealing" the idea. [12] The only way for a creator to completely avoid this potential legal entanglement is to avoid all fan-created work based on the property. Mr. Weisman has been sticking with this policy for years, and it is not negotiable. [13] He will not read your fanfiction, listen to your ideas for a fanfiction, help you write your fanfiction, or have anything whatsoever to do with your fanfiction. Not ever. [14][15][16][17]

Trivia

  • Greg Weisman voiced one line in the series. He played one of the guards who "stole" the disks from Xanatos. He said, "Nice mask," to Broadway.
  • The mutates Erin and Benny were named after Greg Weisman's daughter and son, Erin and Benny Weisman. They both chose what kind of animals their comic counterparts would be crossed with as mutates. They also approved the final designs. Greg Weisman came up with the theme of all four mutates having some form of natural armor based on their choices.[18]

References

  1. http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=10531
  2. http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=11347
  3. http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=7908
  4. http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=13392
  5. http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=365
  6. http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=4739
  7. http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=8150
  8. http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=11466
  9. http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=19931
  10. http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=8317
  11. http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=6133
  12. http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?rid=1
  13. http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=4454
  14. http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=57
  15. http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=5273
  16. http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=8066
  17. http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=8838
  18. http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=10963

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