Stuart J. Levy
|Alma mater||University of California at Los Angeles, Georgetown University|
|Occupation||Producer, director, and writer|
|Title||Founder and CEO of Tokyopop|
Levy founded the media company Tokyopop and is known for establishing the manga market in North America. He was an executive producer on the major motion picture Priest in 2011 distributed by Sony Pictures. Additionally, he directed the documentary Pray for Japan and mockumentary Van Von Hunter. Van Von Hunter won him "Best Director" at the Los Angeles based Mock Film Fest 2011. He has written the Sailor Moon novels and created/wrote Princess Ai with singer Courtney Love. Levy also is a chair of the International Producers Guild of America. Levy appeared as a speaker for the Middle East Film & Comic Con 2018 for his experience as a businessman and producer/artist. Levy's manga series, "Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero's Journey" was nominated for two 2018 Diamond GEM awards.
- "Finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) Award Announced in Greater Los Angeles; Award Winners Named at Gala Event on June 27". Business Wire. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
- "Writer of the 'Nightmare Before Christmas' sequel comic just gave us a release date". The Daily Dot. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
- "ICV2 INTERVIEW: TOKYOPOP'S STU LEVY". ICv2. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
- "The Muscle Behind 'Manga in America'". Pop Matters. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
- "Stu Levy and the Rise and Fall of Tokyopop". Publisher Weekly. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
- "EXCLUSIVE: TOKYOPOP's Stu Levy Talks Disaster Doc 'Pray for Japan'". Indie Wire. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
- "Award Winners 2011". Mock Film Fest. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
- "Girl Power Fuels Manga Boom in U.S." The New York Times. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
- "PRINCESS COURTNEY!". NME. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
- "PGA National Committees: International". Producers Guild of America. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
- "Opening ceremony of Chinese American Film Festival held in LA". China.org. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
- "Meet The Stars". MEFCC. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
- "2018 DIAMOND GEM Award Nominees". Newsarama. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
- "Tokyopop's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero's Journey Nominated for Diamond Gem Awards". Anime News Network. Retrieved 14 January 2019.