Bobette Buster is a regular story consultant for major studios including Disney Animation, Disney Toons, Disney Jr., and leading production companies, as well as advertising and marketing agencies around the world.
Over 25 years experience as a graduate (MFA) and Ad. Professor at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts Peter Stark Program, and as a Hollywood producer, creative executive for Tony Scott, Larry Gellbart and Ray Stark, Bobette continues to consult for Hollywood’s leading decision makers and creatives at Pixar, 21st Century Fox, Disney Animation, and Sony Animation. She also conducts seminars for the most elite film school programs around the world as well as in-depth, immersive workshops on how to be a storyteller for corporate and not-for-profit organizations, advertising and idea conferences.
Drawing from the techniques and tools of the extraordinary filmmakers of our time, Bobette deconstructs movies to illustrate key concepts to understand the purpose of story structure, a character’s arc of transformation, the core theme, zeitgeist and how these are interwoven and enhanced through cinematic language. Bobette’s seminar offers a clear, methodological and unique approach to developing a screenplay that is essential for any screenwriter, producer or director. In understanding how to use these tools to orchestrate the audience’s emotional response, a filmmaker will be able to elevate a script to the highest quality.
Bobette has just been appointed Professor of the Practice of Digital Storytelling at Northeastern University, Boston.
A featured guest lecturer at the Ciclope International Festival (Berlin, 2016), the Future of Storytelling Conference, New York City (2015), Google International (Dublin and London, 2015), Sydney Writers Festival (2014), Hay Literary Festival, Wales (2013), Bobette’s storytelling one-day workshops are also featured regularly, in London, as part of the Do Lectures ongoing workshop series: How To Tell Your Story So The World Listens and How To Make The Personal Universal. In addition, Bobette’s “Deconstructing Master Filmmakers” has put her on the Guest Faculty of Pixar, Disney Animation, Disney Channel, Sony Animation, 20th Century Fox, the BBC, Catholic University of Milan, La Fėmis (Paris), Animation Ireland, Screen Training Ireland, North By Northwest (Denmark), and the MEGA Business Program, Spain. She is also story consultant on many projects in these companies.