Date: 5th June 2007

Raindance



Raindance brings to London the most influential screenwriting theorist in the world today.


The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler has become one of the cornerstones of modern screenwriting theory. Based on an influential memo he wrote while working at the Disney studios, the book has been translated into eight languages and its ideas were promptly put to use by a whole generation of screenwriters and novelists. Meantime, as Vogler has worked on countless feature film projects as a consultant, writer, and producer, his concepts about myths and movies have continued to evolve. The world has changed, we are in a new era with different rules, and classic patterns like the hero's journey have to be re-examined for what they can tell us about the current state of movies and the world. Vogler will share the latest principles derived from his work as a story consultant on independent films and major studio features, and will update his model of the Writer's Journey.

Christopher Vogler will be in London on 9/10 June 2007 to pass on his knowledge to a new generation of aspiring screenwriters. The cost of this Weekend Screenwriting Masterclass is 250 + VAT

For further information contact Will Pearce, Course Director at Raindance:
0207 287 3833
will@raindance.co.uk
www.raindance.co.uk


CHRISTOPHER VOGLER PROFILE

In 1993, Christopher Vogler's The Writer's Journey became one of the most popular books on writing of the last fifty years. It has sold over 150,000 copies and has been translated into six languages. Now, Vogler returns to the UK to provide new insights and observations from his pioneering work in mythic structure for writers. Vogler is a leading Hollywood script consultant and analyst and has been a development executive at 20th Century Fox, as well as a consultant on many Disney films.

At Fox he worked on development of the features Courage Under Fire, Anna and the King, Fight Club, and The Thin Red Line (7 Oscar nominations). Vogler has now moved on to a new stage of his career as a screenwriter and producer. He served as an Air Force officer, producing briefing films and documentaries for the Pentagon and Congress on the military space programme. He has worked as a story analyst for United Artists, Orion Pictures, The Ladd Company, Paramount, MGM, and Warner Bros and worked closely with the Walt Disney and Disney Imagineering consulting on the stories of The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Hercules. He received a story credit for his contributions to The Lion King.

At Disney he worked out a system for analyzing stories based on the work of the mythologist Joseph Campbell. His influential memo on story structure that caught the attention of Disney production chief Jeffrey Katzenberg and was soon required reading for development executives at major studios.

An expert on mythology and Hollywood's narrative patterns, he has consulted on projects for IBM, website and game design companies, Fortune 500 companies, and major film and TV studios. He is executive producer of P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, a feature adaptation of the Broadway play, directed by actor/director Steve Guttenberg. He is a story consultant on the upcoming Superman movie series for Warner Bros, and is developing his role as producer on numerous projects. He was named an Outstanding Screenwriting Teacher of the Year by the UCLA Extension Writers Program. Recently he wrote the screenplay and song lyrics for an animated feature, JESTER TILL, about the popular European folk character Till Eulenspiegel, produced by Munich Animation Studios.

Source: Press Release