The Workshop pairs you with an intimate group of 8 writers, put together specifically to challenge and inspire each other.
Under the mentorship of a Jacob Krueger Studio faculty member, you’ll meet twice a month, hitting your deadlines, sharing and workshopping your pages, getting helpful and incisive feedback and developing, along with your group, the skills you need to become a professional writer.
Want to be matched with a Workshop Group?
Schedule a zoom call with James Kautz or give us a call at 917-464-3594 to discuss your goals and your writing, and we’ll get you matched with the right group.
To allow the group to grow together and create the continuity required to teach at the highest level, all Workshop Groups require an initial commitment of at least two 6 months.
ALL LEVEL WORKSHOPS
The class meets twice a month, generally from 3-4 hours depending on the number of enrolled students.
Unlike an informal writer’s group, our workshops are moderated by top professional working screenwriters, who are experts not only in writing but also in education. Your mentor will guide the feedback, helping the students learn not only how to receive notes, but also how to give them in the most effective ways. Your mentor will also help you make sense of conflicting notes, and help you synthesize all the suggestions you’re receiving into actionable steps, so that you’re servicing the story you want to tell, rather than just the loudest voices in the room.
Each student will workshop their show once per month, on an alternating schedule. During your approximately 50 minute period, the focus of the entire class will be on your project. You choose how the class spends their time on your project. You can share pages to be read aloud and receive feedback from the mentor and your fellow students, ask questions, practice a pitch or whatever else will most benefit your writing.
The TV Writers Rooms are run like real writers rooms, and only serve TV projects in either the hour long or half hour format. They are most beneficial for students working exclusively in half hour TV Comedy or hour long TV drama, who want to develop skills for working in a writers room. Workshops are more valuable for students who wish to generate work and receive feedback in a variety of formats: TV Comedy, Drama and Dramedy, Feature Film, Limited Series, Short Films etc.
No experience is required to attend the All Levels workshop, however there is an application process. The Advanced workshop is designed for advanced, emerging professional, and professional level writers.
It takes time to bring your writing to a professional level, and class continuity really matters in this format, so we ask students to commit to a minimum of 1 year (most stay for much longer). There is a 6 month option at a higher rate for students who cannot commit to the full year.
If you can’t attend live, you can watch replays of any class you wish. However because students are dependent on each other for feedback, habitual absences will lead to you being removed from the class.