As a sought-after industry reader and story consultant, Katherine O’Brien strives to help her clients maximize their projects’ commercial potential without sacrificing their essential voice.
Katherine 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, and the Film Independent Directing Lab , Katherine currently consults for Anonymous Content, the Doha Film Institute in Qatar, and numerous other independent filmmakers. 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.
Katherine provides expert story consultation for writers and filmmakers on screenplays and manuscripts, rough cuts and assemblies, as well as marketing materials for digital press kits, executive summaries and pitch decks. She offers customized coaching and editing, in addition to flat-rate services for reaction reads, coverage and story notes.
Consulted for and Edited Hollywood PL. Beyond The Dream: Personal Roads To The Silver Screen (2014) by Agnieszka Niezgoda and Jacek Laskus (ASC, PSC)