"Bobette Buster's engaging style and comprehensive filmmaking knowledge enlightens her audience and challenges them both intellectually and creatively. She is very well respected by our filmmakers and we look forward to more sessions with her." — Disney Animation StudioRead the whole post here
"You need only study this week's cinema listings to know Hollywood is running out of stories. Wrath of the Titans is a sequel to a remake of a film based on a millennia-old Greek myth. Battleship is a movie adaptation of a board game. Mirror, Mirror is a version of Snow White, the fairytale first committed to celluloid by Walt Disney 75 years ago. Another big-budget take on the same story, Snow White and the Huntsman, comes out in June. The industry is long on "re-imaginings", but short on imagination.
The problem, explains story specialist Bobette Buster, is that studios are neglecting one of the most important — and cheapest — parts of the filmmaking process: development. "I see it on screen over and over again," she says. "People who have a good idea but become frustrated with the story development process and eventually just say:'It's good enough'. They think they can fix the problems later with marketing. Pixar is an exception: it takes apart its stories at least four times before putting them out and it takes the time to create a great tale, well told."Click here to read full article on The Independent website
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For five years, a Disney team of writers, child-development and early-education experts and storytelling consultants worked to create a new sort of royal girl: Sofia the First.
"Everyone is aware of the 'princess luggage'." says Bobette Buster, a story consultant hired by Disney to help with Sofia.
Sofia the First was 2013s most-watched cable series among children 2 to 5.
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