Christopher Vogler

Hero's Journey Story Consultant

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Christopher Vogler is a veteran Hollywood story consultant known the world over for his landmark book The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Storytellers.  Vogler began his career as a documentary filmmaker for the US Air Force’s space program.  After graduate studies at the USC film school, he entered the Hollywood studio system as a story analyst and eventually became a development executive at  the Fox 2000 production unit of 20th Century Fox.  He currently is a story consultant to major studios,  directors and stars.  While working in the Disney story department he wrote an influential memo on the mythological Hero’s Journey pattern that became part of Hollywood story legend and formed the foundation of his book, The Writer’s Journey.

As a consultant he has influenced the stories of many productions including Disney’s The Lion King, Aladdin, Hercules, Fantasia 2000; Fox’s Fight Club, The Thin Red Line, Courage Under Fire, and for other studios 10,000 BC, Karate Kid II, Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler and Noah, Will Smith’s Focus, Hancock, Men In Black III, I Am Legend, etc.  He consults with major corporations on storytelling and branding and presents workshops globally on the power of stories to change minds and lives.

In 2016 he received the Pulcinella Award from the “Cartoons on the Bay” Film Festival in Venice, Italy for his contributions to the animation industry.  He is the author of the graphic novel “Ravenskull” and co-author (with David McKenna) of “Memo From The Story Department: Secrets of Structure and Character”.

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Christopher Vogler is appearing at the following sessions:

'Whiplash' Script to Screen Deconstruction with Christopher Vogler

'Whiplash' Script to Screen Deconstruction with Christopher Vogler

Lean from an instant classic drama. Stepping through the film live, Christopher will illustrate the characters, archetypes and journey steps as they clearly manifest in the film and screenplay.

Book Signing: Chris Vogler at the Bookstore

Book Signing: Chris Vogler at the Bookstore

Join Christopher Vogler at the Bookstore where he will be signing copies of his book The Writer’s Journey.  

Clash of the Titans: Vogler and Aronson on stage together

Clash of the Titans: Vogler and Aronson on stage together

The Heros Journey meets The 21st Century Screenplay in this exclusive pairing of two of the greatest educators in the screenwriting world. Prepare to go deeper than you have even done before.

Final Draft: Beyond Tab and Enter

Final Draft: Beyond Tab and Enter

Final Draft tips and tricks + special guest Christopher Vogler

How to write familiar yet fresh and compelling characters

How to write familiar yet fresh and compelling characters

In this dynamic workshop, Christopher Vogler will show you how and why you should build your modern, dynamic and fresh characters from the DNA of the ancient mythological and archetypes from the Heros Journey.

The Hero's Journey, harnessing the power of myth for your stories, career and life

The Hero's Journey, harnessing the power of myth for your stories, career and life

Veteran Hollywood story consultant and studio executive Christopher Vogler brings his game changing seminar to the London Screenwriters’ Festival. Prepare to embark upon your own unforgettable adventure…

The Hero's Journey, harnessing the power of myth for your stories, career and life

The Hero's Journey, harnessing the power of myth for your stories, career and life

Veteran Hollywood story consultant and studio executive Christopher Vogler brings his game changing seminar to the London Screenwriters’ Festival. Prepare to embark upon your own unforgettable adventure…

The Pitch Factor

The Pitch Factor

Have you got the Pitch Factor? Live from the London Screenwriters Festival, the Pitch Factor returns with CASH prizes and our very own motley crew of judges!