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Rather than looking at movies in terms of “two thumbs up” or “two thumbs down” Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger discusses what you can learn from them as a screenwriter. He looks at good movies, bad movies, movies we love, and movies we hate, exploring how they were built, and how you can apply those lessons to your own writing. More information and full archives at WriteYourScreenplay.com

Rather than looking at movies in terms of “two thumbs up” or “two thumbs down” Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger discusses what you can learn from them as a screenwriter. He looks at good movies, bad movies, movies we love, and movies we hate, exploring how they were built, and how you can apply those lessons to your own writing. More information and full archives at WriteYourScreenplay.com
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Rather than looking at movies in terms of “two thumbs up” or “two thumbs down” Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger discusses what you can learn from them as a screenwriter. He looks at good movies, bad movies, movies we love, and movies we hate, exploring how they were built, and how you can apply those lessons to your own writing. More information and full archives at WriteYourScreenplay.com

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Episodes

Succession Season 2: Generating an Advanced Series Engine

9/6/2019
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In this podcast, Jacob Krueger analyzes the Season 2 pilot episode of Succession and shares how building a series engine from a personal place of truth will help you create the roadmap for a show that can continue to grow for several seasons. The post Succession Season 2: Generating an Advanced Series Engine appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

Duration:00:18:54

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: How To Pitch A Work For Hire Project

8/29/2019
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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. The post Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: How To Pitch A Work For Hire Project appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

Duration:00:22:36

Produce Your Script: An Interview with Indie Producer and Filmmaker Ramfis Myrthil

8/13/2019
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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. The post Produce Your Script: An Interview with Indie Producer and Filmmaker Ramfis Myrthil appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

Duration:00:51:41

Chernobyl: How To Write A Miniseries

7/11/2019
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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. The post Chernobyl: How To Write A Miniseries appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

Duration:00:24:26

Game of Thrones Final Episode: The Case for Compression

5/31/2019
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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. The post Game of Thrones Final Episode: The Case for Compression appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

Duration:00:28:10

Game of Thrones Episode 5: Three Levels of Structure

5/20/2019
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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. The post Game of Thrones Episode 5: Three Levels of Structure appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

Duration:00:26:58

Game of Thrones Episode 4: Lessons in Revision

5/13/2019
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This week, Jacob Krueger analyzes Episode 4 and focuses on the importance of revision in keeping an audience connected to your characters by creating a structure that comes from a place of truth. The post Game of Thrones Episode 4: Lessons in Revision appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

Duration:00:39:01

Game of Thrones Episode 3: The Poetry of Violence

5/6/2019
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Jacob Krueger discusses The Battle of Winterfell and the poetry and structure behind writing an action sequence built on the interpersonal drama of the characters within it. The post Game of Thrones Episode 3: The Poetry of Violence appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

Duration:00:21:38

Game of Thrones Episode 2: How To Make Them Care

5/4/2019
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This week, Jacob Krueger discusses the events of Episodes 1 and 2 of Season 8 and shares how you can take an audience along on any journey, but first you have to make them care. The post Game of Thrones Episode 2: How To Make Them Care appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

Duration:00:12:52

Game of Thrones Episode 1: Save the Best For First

4/28/2019
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Jacob Krueger compares and contrasts two Game of Thrones pilots: Season 8, Episode 1 and Season 1, Episode 1, to show you the elements of a successful pilot, and how, as a writer, you can benefit from “saving the best for first.” The post Game of Thrones Episode 1: Save the Best For First appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

Duration:00:12:12

Game of Thrones Season 8 vs Season 1: Building A Series Engine That Lasts

4/22/2019
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For eight seasons, Game of Thrones has attracted and retained a devoted audience. Now drawing to a dramatic finale in Season 8, this week we take a look back at Season 1 and how by building a powerful series engine the show has kept viewers flocking back to this fantastical world year after year. The post Game of Thrones Season 8 vs Season 1: Building A Series Engine That Lasts appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

Duration:00:12:12

ROMA: Turning Your Life Story Into A Screenplay

3/5/2019
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This week, we’re going to be talking about Roma by Alfonso Cuarón. Roma is an extraordinary film that harkens back to a different era of storytelling. It’s shot in black and white, despite having a substantial budget. It’s entirely in Spanish. And, in a way, the whole film is a love poem for Alfonso Cuarón’s real-life nanny from his childhood […] The post ROMA: Turning Your Life Story Into A Screenplay appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

Duration:00:22:06

From GoodFellas to Breaking Bad with Stephen Molton

2/26/2019
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From GoodFellas to Breaking Bad with Stephen Molton Jake: Today on the podcast, I have a special guest, Steve Molton. Steve is a mentor here at Jacob Krueger Studio, and he’s also just an extraordinarily amazing human being and writer. He’s a Bloomsbury Press Pulitzer Prize Nominee, he’s a former HBO and Showtime executive, he just did a movie with […] The post From GoodFellas to Breaking Bad with Stephen Molton appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

Duration:00:32:58

Beautiful Boy-Where Does Screenplay Structure Come From?

2/12/2019
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Beautiful Boy-Where Does Screenplay Structure Come From? This week we’re going to be talking about Beautiful Boy by Luke Davis and Felix van Groeningen. This is a particularly interesting film to discuss in light of our last podcast where we talked about Destroyer and the use of flashbacks in a movie, because Beautiful Boy is also built around flashbacks, but […] The post Beautiful Boy-Where Does Screenplay Structure Come From? appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

Duration:00:21:34

Destroyer: How to Use Flashbacks in Your Script

1/10/2019
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Learn from Destroyer how to use flashbacks in your script. We'll discuss the common pitfalls that can make flashbacks dangerous, and the questions you can ask yourself when using flashbacks to determine if your flashbacks are likely to make the structure of your script stronger, or to get in the way. The post Destroyer: How to Use Flashbacks in Your Script appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

Duration:00:27:54

MANDY: An Interview with Linus Roache

12/3/2018
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Jake: I’m here with Linus Roache, a Golden Globe nominated actor that you probably recognize from Homeland, Vikings, Law and Order, Batman Begins, Chronicles of Riddick, Priest and a ton of other features and TV shows. Linus was just in Mandy with Nicolas Cage, so we’re going to be talking a little bit about that movie. And Linus is also a writer in […] The post MANDY: An Interview with Linus Roache appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

Duration:00:43:44

BlacKkKlansman: Adapting a True Life Story

10/18/2018
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This week we’re going to be talking about BlacKkKlansman by Spike Lee, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott. When I first went out to see BlacKkKlansman, my hope was that I was going to be able to do a podcast about how to write a movie for a political change— to talk about the confluence of race and politics […] The post BlacKkKlansman: Adapting a True Life Story appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

Duration:00:25:20

SUCCESSION PART 2: How To Write Subtext In Your Dialogue

9/20/2018
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In the last podcast we looked at the engine of Succession. We looked at the way each episode was put together, and the way that all these characters come together in each episode to create the season. So today, rather than thinking globally, we’re going to think locally. Rather than looking at the big structure of the piece, we’re going […] The post SUCCESSION PART 2: How To Write Subtext In Your Dialogue appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

Duration:00:26:13

SUCCESSION vs ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT: The Series Engine

8/21/2018
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This week we’re going to be talking about Succession. If you haven’t already seen the whole season, don’t worry. We aren’t going to give away any major spoilers. What we’re going to be looking at this week is the structure of Succession: the way that this piece is actually put together and the way the season is created so that […] The post SUCCESSION vs ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT: The Series Engine appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

Duration:00:18:17

HEREDITARY: The Power of the First & Last Image

7/10/2018
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This week we’ll be talking about Hereditary written and directed by Ari Aster. I want to start by talking about the first image of this film. So, if you’re worried about spoilers, we will get to some spoilers later, but you can listen to the beginning of this podcast without concern. The first image of Hereditary is the most important […] The post HEREDITARY: The Power of the First & Last Image appeared first on Write Your Screenplay.

Duration:00:23:59