Write Your Screenplay Podcast

Write Your Screenplay Podcast

Latest Episodes

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.

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...