What is the Big Idea? Bobette Buster lecture series




What IS the Big Idea?


Act One and Bobette Buster have the answer!


Sign up TODAY

for the Act One Lecture Series

‘What’s the Big Idea?: The Art of Cinematic Story-telling’

with world-renowned story expert Bobette Buster!



Considered by many to be the next ‘Robert McKee’, Buster’s course is taught at USC, Pixar and all over the world, and her students have gone on to write and produce international blockbusters.


“Bobette Buster’s…insights and thoroughness in examining every aspect of a film; from structure to marketing, acting, cinematography, editing, and sound, have been immensely valuable to our ongoing commitment to learning and creativity,” says Elyse Klaidman, Pixar Animation Studios.


“Bobette Buster is an absolute wizard at understanding story and passing that understanding along to others,” says Kathy Fogg, Associate Director, Peter Stark Producing Program at USC.


Check her out for yourself at : http://www.actoneprogram.com/alumniseminars.htm


For the first time ever, this 6-day course (see attachment for dates and location) is open to the public and at a fraction of the price!


Writers, Producers, Development Executives…


What’s your big idea?


Treat yourself or send us your people…Join one of the most sought out story experts Bobette Buster and learn how to make it happen!


‘What’s the Big Idea?’ covers the foundations of a good screenplay, the actual writing process and what it takes to turn vision into film, making good scripts truly great.


Pay $600 for the entire course or pay $250 for a weekend segment.


Topics to be covered in each segment include:


Weekend 1:  March 21/22 – Cinema Language 101:  Learn what Coppola, Kurasawa, Spielberg and Lucas figured out:  the roots to their success began with discovering the unique cinema language for each story.


Weekend 2: March 28/29 –  Weekend 2 – Advanced Story Physics & Sound Design: Cinema is the orchestration of emotions.  Learn how the master film storytellers create complex chords of feelings while creating clarity of insight.


Weekend 3 : April 4/5 –  The Future of Cinematic Storytelling:  How Fractured Narrative Works.  And Understanding Hollywood Economics and Target Audience:  how to create smart scripts that connect with the right audience. 


For group rates of 3 or more, and to register for individual weekends, please contact Rosario Rodriguez at rosario@actoneprogram.com



To register go to:



For more information about this course, visit our website at www.actoneprogram.com  or contact Act One directly at info@actoneprogram.com | (323) 464-0815

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