Christopher Vogler (born 1949) is a Hollywood development executive best known for his guide for screenwriters, The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure For Writers.
Vogler has worked for Disney studios, Fox 2000 pictures, and Warner Bros. in the development department. He has also taught in the USC School of Cinema-Television, Division of Animation and Digital Arts as well as at UCLA extension. He is President of the company Storytech Literary Consulting. It was founded in 1999 and its Vice President, Brad Schreiber, consults on scripts and books, utilizing Vogler's approach.
Vogler studied filmmaking at the USC School of Cinema-Television, the alma mater of George Lucas. As with Lucas, Vogler was inspired by the writings of mythologist Joseph Campbell, particularly The Hero with a Thousand Faces.
Vogler used Campbell's work to create the now-legendary 7-page company memo for Hollywood screenwriters, A Practical Guide to The Hero with a Thousand Faces . Vogler later developed his memo into the late 1990s book, The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure For Writers (ISBN 978-1-932907-36-0).
Today, Christopher Vogler continues to teach his techniques all over the world in leading Masterclasses.