Bobette Buster provides a background to the Hollywood Screen Guild's approach to film marketing. Using examples from Star Wars and Toy Story, Bobette draws upon some of the most memorable characters from film and explains the means by which Hollywood insures that its viewing audience cannot forget them.

Bobette Buster is on the Visiting Faculty for feature film development at La Femis in Paris, the University of Milan, Lux Vida in Rome, Media Business School in Spain, Sundance Lab for Latin American Writers in Mexico, EIC-TV in Havana, DFFB in Berlin, FAMU in Prague, and film programs in Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Mexico, Bulgaria and Japan. Buster was the U.S. Embassy sponsored guest speaker at the International Latin American Women’s Film Festival in Mexico City in 2006. She is working with Pixar Studios to create a lecture series for animation directors, and was a creative executive for Tony Scott, Larry Gelbart and Ray Stark while on the faculty of the Peter Stark Program at USC. Her screen credits include HBO’s Emmy-winning Barbarians At The Gate, Weapons of Mass Distraction and Revenge. Two of her screenplays have won national competitions. She was named a finalist in the 2007 Disney Fellows. She has a B.S. in Speech from Northwestern University and an M.F.A. from the Peter Stark Program.

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