Memo from the Story Dept.: Secrets of Structure and Character

Memo from the Story Dept.: Secrets of Structure and Character

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"Memo from the Story Department" offers a battery of story-generating engines, story-improving tools, and reliable methods tested on hundreds of Hollywood productions. It goes far beyond the standard advice given in most screenwriting manuals.

Author: Christopher Vogler, David McKenna
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Published: 07/01/2011
Pages: 255
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.98lbs
Size: 8.99h x 6.02w x 0.69d
ISBN: 9781932907971

Review Citation(s):
Reference and Research Bk News 10/01/2011 pg. 190

About the Author

Christopher Vogler is the top story analyst and consultant for major Hollywood studios and talent, advising on projects as varied as The Lion King and Fight Club. He wrote the script for the animated feature Jester Till and the story for a Japanese-style manga comic, Ravenskull. He was executive producer of the feature film P.S. Your Cat is Dead and has worked recently on projects for Will Smith, Helen Hunt, Roland Emmerich, and Darren Aronofsky. He travels widely to lecture about mythic structure. With Michael Hauge he produced the instructional DVD The Hero's Two Journeys. His book The Writer's Journey has been translated into ten languages and is one of the top-selling screenwriting manuals in the world.
David McKenna is a stage director, acting coach, voice-over artist, and film professor at Columbia University and Barnard College. He is an expert on the films of Clint Eastwood and film genres including horror, westerns, and war movies. His influential classes on screenwriting have stimulated a generation of young filmmakers and writers.