John Bucher (@johnkbucher) is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and communicator based out of Hollywood, California. He has spoken on story, film, spirituality, and pop culture on five continents. He served as the Executive Director for the Damah Film Festival, Director of Story Development for the Global Short Film Network, and currently teaches at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center. Most recently, he worked with HBO to develop content around their show, THE LEFTOVERS. He writes for LA-Screenwriter.com and is the author of THE INSIDE OUT STORY and MASTER OF THE CINEMATIC UNIVERSE: WRITING IN THE NEW WORLD OF MEDIA.