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I want to start today’s podcast with a personal story, something that happened to me early in my writing career. I had just sold my first screenplay, which meant I got to do the thing that everybody dreams of doing, the thing that I had always dreamed of doing. I got to leave my job and I got to devote
In his second podcast about the film Parasite, Jacob Krueger discusses how thematic exploration not only informs the tone and structure of your screenwriting, but allows your story to unfold more naturally and take your audience on a powerful journey that can help them see others through more understanding eyes.
In the first of a two-part podcast on the film Parasite, Jacob Krueger shares a new way of thinking about genre and how to connect to it in your screenwriting. He also discusses how to play with tone and use it as a powerful tool to draw your audience in and keep them invested in your characters and story.
What’s the “thing” that makes your character tick? In this podcast, Jacob Krueger discusses The Irishman and demonstrates how understanding one simple element of character can help you build your structure, sharpen the focus of your rewrites, and create the kinds of characters that attract A-list stars..
Kicking off Season 9 of the Write Your Screenplay Podcast, Jacob Krueger explains the importance of the very first image in your script: how it captures your audience’s attention, introduces them to your main character’s journey, and sets the tone and feel for your film or show. He then shares how to use the concept of the first image to successfully reach your writing goals in the new year.
Jacob Krueger addresses the more subtle and complex form of writer’s block in this week’s podcast. He examines the source of this block and shares how to begin overcoming it by learning how to safely look, listen, and feel your way back into your writing, which allows you to reconnect with your inner creative and your story.
This week, Jacob Krueger discusses Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and one of the most important skills a screenwriter needs: the ability to develop a distinctive take on historical material or a pitch for a work-for-hire project that makes your approach to a story unique from any other writer.
In this podcast, indie producer and filmmaker Ramfis Myrthil joins Jacob Krueger for a conversation on the business of self-producing: how to properly pitch your project, master the art of following up, attract financial backing and create the right team to make your movie a success.
This week, Jacob Krueger discusses Chernobyl as an example of how to write an essential and effective miniseries, what makes the miniseries format so unique, and how to determine whether your project has the epic scope, relevant theme, visual beauty, and character journey needed to become a miniseries.
In his final Game of Thrones podcast, Jacob Krueger discusses the series finale and the lessons it has to offer screenwriters regarding the importance of compression in keeping your audience engaged and on the edge of their seats until the very end.
This week, Jacob Krueger analyzes Episode 5 and discusses how the three levels of structure – plot, emotion, and theme – need to tie together to create a powerful journey for both your characters and your audience.