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- 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…”.
- September 8, 2017September 8, 2017Read more
“…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”
- August 24, 2017August 24, 2017Read more
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.