Christopher Vogler is an internationally known and highly sought-after Hollywood development executive who has worked for Disney, Warner Bros., Fox and many other major studios and production companies. As a veteran story consultant for major Hollywood film companies and a respected teacher of filmmakers and writers around the globe, his book The Writer's Journey has become an international best seller and a true classic. The Writer's Journey explores the powerful relationship between mythology and storytelling in a clear, concise style that's made it required reading for movie executives, screenwriters, playwrights, scholars, and fans of pop culture all over the world. He has influenced the screenplays of movies from THE LION KING to FIGHT CLUB to THE THIN RED LINE and most recently wrote the first installment of RAVENSKULL, a Japanese-style graphic novel.
A native of St. Louis and a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, he served in the Air Force as an officer, and made documentary films on the military space program before doing graduate work at the University of Southern California film school. He started work in the film industry as a story analyst for 20th Century Fox and other major studios. He was part of the animation story staff at Disney while THE LION KING, ALADDIN, HERCULES, and MULAN were being developed. His book The Writer's Journey grew out of a short memo he wrote while at Disney. Recently he has consulted on films such as 10,000 BC, HANCOCK, I AM LEGEND, Darren Aronofsky's THE WRESTLER, and the 2010 remake of the KARATE KID.
Michael Hauge has presented his seminars and lectures to more than 30,000 writers and filmmakers. He has coached hundreds of screenwriters and producers on their screenplays and pitches, and has consulted on projects for Warner Brothers, Disney, New Line, CBS, Lifetime, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, Kirsten Dunst, and Morgan Freeman.