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  • War for the Planet of The Apes Podcast with Writer Mark Bomback

    September 21, 2017

    Anything I am working on, that is really the first question I ask myself: “What is the point of the story? What is this about?”
    If I don’t have the answer to that, I almost am incapable of writing it…for me, I always have to really justify– What is the point of the story? What are you going to get out of watching the story? I need it to be emotionally true, and then I will believe anything. As long as I believe that what the characters are feeling in the scenes feels right, then actually anything can happen!

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  • Annabelle: Creation Podcast

    September 15, 2017

    “…I’m not saying Annabelle: Creation is a fully successful film. For all that’s great about it, it’s also full of holes, gaps in logic, violations of its own rules, crappy dialogue… but there’s also a ton you can learn from it as a screenwriter, particularly when it comes to how to write your first ten pages…”.

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  • How To Write A Web Series

    September 8, 2017

    “…When we think about traditional television series, there are certain confines of the narrative structure. We have to be able to sustain a half-hour or an hour every week. But one of the things that I think is really exciting about Web Series is, because Web Series are so short, you can kind of blow the roof off the house…you have the freedom to do it your way”

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  • The Big Sick Podcast

    August 24, 2017

    The Big Sick is a hugely successful film adaptation of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon’s true life story. But the structure of the film actually differs in many ways from the true life events that inspired it. In this Podcast, Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger discusses how to adapt a true life story, and how to navigate the pressure between truth and fiction to get the real story on the page.

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  • More than one main character

    August 15, 2017

    “…There’s no doubt that some of the most successful movies ever, from Dead Poets Society to Little Miss Sunshine, have more than one main character. And at the same time, there are genuine risks when we start telling a story from the point-of-view of more than one main character. In this podcast, Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger shows you how to write a script with more than one main character and how to avoid the pitfalls when building this kind of complicated screenplay structure…”

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