As a sought-after story consultant, industry-reader and creative coach, Kat O’Brien strives to help her clients maximize their projects’ commercial potential without sacrificing their essential voice.
As the Principal Writer & Producer for the KOB Magic Idea, Kat
empowers people and organizations to reach their target audience by leveraging storytelling as a tool for social impact, meaningful change, and community building.
KOB Magic Idea provides 360 Consulting Services to develop projects from conception to completion across media platforms including film, television, digital/web, web3, print, and publication. In this role, Kat develops projects from start to finish for studios and production companies, incubators, labs, educational institutions, civic institutions, and non profits, as well as supporting executive 360 project management for independent financiers and creators alike.
KOB Magic Idea services include consulting, coaching, training, workshops, keynotes, and presentations. Kat provides customized support and expert analysis for writing, directing, producing, and marketing projects spanning media to organizational initiatives to movements, and campaign
Kat began her career in story development within the studio system working for mini-major studios and studio-based production companies including Original Film, Revolution Studios, Morgan Creek Productions, and Blue Star Pictures. She assisted in the development of commercially and critically successful films including Exorcist 4, Two for the Money, The Good Shepherd, Role Models, Bangkok Dangerous, and The Messengers.
Distinguished as a story analyst and consultant for Focus Features, Alcon Entertainment, the Film Independent Directing Lab, Anonymous Content, and the Doha Film Institute in Qatar, Kat continues to provide expert story consultation for writers, filmmakers and production companies. Her diverse clientele hail from within the studio system and throughout the specialty marketplace, from every major continent worldwide, and range in experience from novices to Academy Award winners, Emmy winners, and others of international acclaim.
Kat provides customized and flat-rate script coverage, development notes, as well as coaching and editing services on screenplays and manuscripts, rough cuts and assemblies, marketing materials for digital press kits, executive summaries and pitch decks.
Consulted for and Edited Hollywood PL. Beyond The Dream: Personal Roads To The Silver Screen (2014) by Agnieszka Niezgoda and Jacek Laskus (ASC, PSC)