This week Giles and fellow filmmaker, director and screenwriter Matthew Butler-Hart sit down and chat with Christopher Vogler, who has written the highly acclaimed book ‘The Writers Journey’, in which he talks all about the heroes journey and his twelve steps that he created to making story. We go into depth about mythology, where stories are born and emotional connections. We also touch on how the hero’s journey is sowed into our well-being.
We dive into his career at Disney and how he formed the idea behind the box office hit ’The Lion King’. Also, how he started writing coverage and developed memos of the hero’s journey. Lastly we talk about his knowledge behind power over writing and his collaborations with filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and actor Will Smith. Christopher gives some amazing tips and advice along the way, so do remember to get your hands on a copy of his book today.
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So, you want to write for Hollywood? This episode’s sponsor is the ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, now accepting applications from emerging screenwriters worldwide. You can apply with a feature script or a TV pilot script. The three winning writers chosen by the ScreenCraft Fellowship will receive a week of mentorship and personal introductions to managers, agents, studio executives and producers. Past ScreenCraft winners have signed with top management companies and have been hired by Netflix, Amazon, Universal, CBS, Disney and Warner Brothers. You can apply before the February deadline at ScreenCraft.org/Fellowship. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through education, talent-discovery programs and mentorship. Learn more about how ScreenCraft can help you with your career goals at ScreenCraft.org.
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