Spotlight On Brian McDonald

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Brian McDonald is an award-winning writer/director/producer who has worked in film, television and comic books for more than 25 years and has worked as a story consultant for both Pixar and Disney Feature Animation Studios.

His award-winning short film White Face was sold to HBO and is now used in corporations nation-wide as a diversity-training tool.

He scripted Abe Sapien: Drums of the Dead, the first Hellboy spin-off comic book, as well as Lost in Space and Predator – Strange Roux for Dark Horse Comics. He has also directed spots for Visa and a segment for MTV’s $5 Cover and has written for A&E’s Hoarders.

McDonald is also a teacher of story construction for various institutions and the author of several books on the subject: Invisible Ink, The Golden Theme, Freeman and the forthcoming book and Ink Spots. His book Invisible Ink is quickly becoming required reading for film students.

“Brian McDonald is one of the world’s wisest teachers of the elements that create great storytelling. On this subject, you can trust everything he says…” — Charles Johnson (National Book Award-Winner of The Middle Passage)

Elena Hartwell

Author and developmental editor.