Write Your Screenplay Podcast

Write Your Screenplay Podcast


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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.

Beautiful Boy-Where Does Screenplay Structure Come From?
February 12, 2019

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 abo...

Destroyer: How to Use Flashbacks in Your Script
January 10, 2019

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 structu...

MANDY: An Interview with Linus Roache
December 03, 2018

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.

BlacKkKlansman: Adapting a True Life Story
October 19, 2018

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...

SUCCESSION PART 2: How To Write Subtext In Your Dialogue
September 21, 2018

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,

SUCCESSION vs ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT: The Series Engine
August 21, 2018

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 t...

HEREDITARY: The Power of the First & Last Image
July 10, 2018

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,