Christopher Vogler is a top Hollywood story consultant (recent movie projects include Hancock, I Am Legend, Helen Hunt’s Then She Found Me, and others). He’s also the author of The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers, which analyzes the hero’s journey, a pattern of narrative that’s at the core of most successful novels and movies today.
The Hero’s Journey is easily translated to contemporary romances, dramas, comedies, or action-adventures. It offers creative principles, a set of reliable building blocks for constructing stories, and a set of tools for troubleshooting story problems. As a story consultant for Disney he contributed to the development of The Lion King, Aladdin and Hercules. As an executive at Fox he worked on Fight Club, The Thin Red Line and Volcano. Recently, he has consulted for Roland Emmerich on 10,000 B.C., for Will Smith on The Karate Kid remake, for Paramount Pictures on Beowolf and The Spiderwick Chronicles, and for Darren Aronofsky on The Wrestler. Currently, he works with the Swarovski crystal company to develop media projects, and is completing a new book, Memo From The Story Department: Secrets of Structure and Character.