Bobette Buster is an acclaimed lecturer, award-winning film producer and author, whose workshops are sought after by top media companies and corporations alike, including Pixar, Disney, Sony, Amazon Studios, the BBC, Google, the DO Lectures, WaterAid, SoulCycle and the Future of Storytelling Conference. Her groundbreaking philosophy and process give people the ability to uncover and tell their own stories, often with the result of creating new awareness of their own life journeys and connections to their community. Her unique ability to crack into the heart of story has been transforming the way individuals, entrepreneurs and companies tell their own stories for well over two decades.
Bobette is also a professor who created the first MFA curriculum for Cinematic/TV Story Development at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. She serves on the guest faculties of international universities, including La Femis - Paris, Catholic University of Milan, as well as Tufts University - Boston, where she teaches Science + Storytelling, as well as recently, as Professor of the Practice of Digital Storytelling at Northeastern University.
Bobette Buster’s individually curated lecture series include “How to Tell Your Story Well,” “Deconstructing Master Filmmakers,” “What’s the Big Idea,” and "Satire and the Shaping of American Culture.” She has delivered keynotes at international idea, film, and literary festivals, including the Hay Festival (Wales), Sydney Writers Festival (Australia), along with workshops in-house to media companies, corporations, charities, advertising agencies around the world. Bobette was appointed an American Film Scholar Cultural Diplomat by the US State Department, giving masterclasses to film professionals in the Czech Republic, Uganda and Ukraine.
“Bobette is a truly fantastic teacher. No one understands story better than her.”
— Larry Turman, Director, USC Peter Stark Program and Producer of 'The Graduate'
“We have had many first class teachers in Screenwriting - including Oscar nominees and Oscar winners - but no one is as complete and illuminating in all the aspects of cinema storytelling as Bobette Buster. She is absolutely at the top of the top.”
— Armando Fumagalli, Director, Master in International Screenwriting and Production, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan)
“Bobette Buster's classes have been a wonderful addition to our internal education program. Her insights and thoroughness in examining every aspect of a film have been immensely valuable to our ongoing commitment to learning and creativity.”
— Elyse Klaidman, Director, Pixar Studios University
“Bobette Buster may be the preeminent storytelling expert on planet earth today. Her insights surprise, delight, and dazzle story-lovers like me. I loved her first book, and can’t wait for her next.”
— Jonathan Merritt - Contributing writer, The Atlantic