Profs at the Pub

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

James McNamara: “Cut!”: The Doctor Patient Relationship in Film and Television

Our December Profs at the pub features Adjunct Professor James McNamara who will presenting a talk on how film and television portray the doctor-patient relationship, specifically, how patients and doctors "read" the body differently. Head down to Night Lizard Brewing Co. in December for a riveting discussion on medical practices.


Adjunct Professor James McNamara, D.Phil. is a television writer teaching film at UCSB. Recent TV work includes developing and writing the pilot of an original medical drama for Sony Pictures / Playmaker and creating an original TV drama for Goalpost pictures. 

McNamara has worked in TV writers rooms for the Academy Award-winning See-Saw Films, Matchbox Pictures / NBC Universal, Foxtel, ABC, and Endemol Shine, and consulted on feature films for Porchlight Films and Fox Searchlight Pictures. He wrote his doctorate at Oxford on dissection and vivisection as a means to reveal the soul, an interdisciplinary study of 17th- to 19th-century British literature, intellectual history, and philosophy.

Night Lizard Brewing Company 607 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

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UC Santa Barbara Alumni
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