Write Your Screenplay Podcast

Write Your Screenplay Podcast

Latest Episodes

Chernobyl: How To Write A Miniseries
July 11, 2019

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,

Game of Thrones Final Episode: The Case for Compression
May 31, 2019

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.

Game of Thrones Episode 5: Three Levels of Structure
May 20, 2019

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.

Game of Thrones Episode 4: Lessons in Revision
May 13, 2019

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.

Game of Thrones Episode 3: The Poetry of Violence
May 06, 2019

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.

Game of Thrones Episode 2: How To Make Them Care
May 04, 2019

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.

Game of Thrones Episode 1: Save the Best For First
April 28, 2019

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.”

Game of Thrones Season 8 vs Season 1: Building A Series Engine That Lasts
April 22, 2019

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 ba...

ROMA: Turning Your Life Story Into A Screenplay
March 05, 2019

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,

From GoodFellas to Breaking Bad with Stephen Molton
February 26, 2019

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.