Write Your Screenplay Podcast

Write Your Screenplay Podcast


Latest Episodes

Succession Season 2: Generating an Advanced Series Engine
September 06, 2019

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.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: How To Pitch A Work For Hire Project
August 29, 2019

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...

Produce Your Script: An Interview with Indie Producer and Filmmaker Ramfis Myrthil
August 13, 2019

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 te...

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.”