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As a sought-after consultant, Kat O’Brien helps her clients discover and develop their story, maximizing their project's commercial potential without sacrificing their unique voice.

As the Founder and CEO of consulting firm, KOB Magic, 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 provides comprehensive consulting services to develop projects from conception to completion across media platforms including film, television, digital/web, web3, print, and publication. We specialize in story development for studios and production companies, incubators, and labs, as well as 360 narrative and project development for civic institutions, educational institutions, non profits, NGOs, independent financiers, and creators alike. 

Our services include consulting, coaching, teaching, training, workshops, keynotes, and presentations. We provide customized support and expert analysis for writing, directing, producing, and marketing projects spanning creative media, organizational initiatives, movements and campaigns.

Kat began her career in story development within the Hollywood-based 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. She expanded her expertise in storytelling and narrative building for movements as the Co-Communications Director for Generation Obama: Los Angeles, a group of Hollywod-based young professionals organizing to elect President Obama in 2008. 

Distinguished as a story analyst and consultant for Focus Features, Alcon Entertainment, the Film Independent Directing LabAnonymous 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 continues to offer services for clients in the film, TV and digital spaces including 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. 

Since then, Kat has creatively applied her storytelling expertise to consult for politicians, organizers, and civic leaders in support of building, sustaining, and growing movements for social impact and community building. 



Consulted for and Edited Hollywood PL. Beyond The Dream: Personal Roads To The Silver Screen (2014) by Agnieszka Niezgoda and Jacek Laskus (ASC, PSC)          

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