Dave Anthony

Nonresident Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Dave Anthony

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  • November 03, 2014
    M.A. and George Lund Fellow for Emerging Defense Challenges Steven Grundman and Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Fellow Dave Anthony join BBC World News to discuss the future of unknown warfare:
  • October 05, 2014
    Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Fellow Dave Anthony joins Itele to discuss the future of unknown conflict: 
  • October 02, 2014
    Bloomberg Businessweek cites the Atlantic Council for hosting an event with Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Fellow Dave Anthony: 
  • October 01, 2014
    Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Fellow Dave Anthony joins The Takeaway to discuss his new posititon at the Atlantic Council and the future of unknown warfare: 
  • October 01, 2014
    Please join the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security on October 1, 2014 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to welcome our newest fellow, Dave Anthony, director of the major military-themed computer game series Call of Duty. Anthony
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Dave Anthony is a nonresident fellow in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, where he focuses on the future of conflict and warfare, as well as the defense and security implications of global trends.

Due to his expertise in visualizing the future of conflict, Anthony assists the Scowcroft Center in creatively thinking about what warfare will look like, how it will be fought, and what strategies will be required to deter and defeat enemies.

A writer, director, and producer, Anthony is best known for his pioneering work on the blockbuster "Call of Duty" video game franchise.

Anthony moved to Los Angeles in 2004 to produce Call of Duty for Sony Playstation and Microsoft Xbox. In 2010, he wrote the screenplay for, and directed "Call of Duty: Black Ops," which, as of 2014, remains the bestselling video game of all time, grossing almost $2 billion in sales.

"Call of Duty: Black Ops" was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2011 as the best video game story ending of all time. In 2012, the sequel "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2", which Anthony also wrote and directed, grossed $1 billion in just fifteen days, breaking the world record as the fastest billion dollar gross in the history of entertainment.

In 2014, Anthony formed Prisoner Six Productions (www.prisonersix.com), a Los Angeles based production company developing both TV and movie projects.