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- November 10, 2017November 10, 2017Read more
Jacob Krueger analyzes the first episode of Stranger Things 2, to show you the difference between Primary and Secondary Structure in a TV pilot.
- October 20, 2017October 20, 2017Read more
“…I got lucky. I got to work with David Fincher. He is willing to give anything to the creative process. He was willing to play with “what if”. For me, it was about being of service to somebody else’s story. I had to accept that the “nos” were part of the process of finding the “yes” and not taking any of it personally…” – An Interview with Pamela Cederquist.
- October 7, 2017October 7, 2017Read more
Jacob Krueger breaks down the structure of mother! and the three simple screenwriting concepts that make it both succeed and struggle to connect to its audience.
- September 21, 2017September 21, 2017Read more
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!
- September 15, 2017September 15, 2017Read more
“…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…”.