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Wed, May 08


Virtual Webinar

How To Win Contests & Influence Producers

Wondering what it takes to win a contest, get past a coverage reader, or get that first screenplay sale? This free seminar is taught by WGA Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger, in partnership with the Lake Placid Film Festival

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How To Win Contests & Influence Producers
How To Win Contests & Influence Producers

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May 08, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Virtual Webinar

About the event

Wondering what it takes to win a contest, get past a coverage reader, or get that first screenplay sale? In this seminar with WGA Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger, you'll learn what contest readers, coverage readers and producers are looking for in a script by a new writer, and simple tricks that distinguish your script from the competition and help you advance in contests and your career. You'll learn:

- Simple tricks to grab your readers from the very first page.

- The 3 elements winning screenplays all have in common.

- The 5 mistakes that can sink a great script-- and how you can avoid them!

- How to convert your first 10 pages into a sales machine.

- The 5 things readers are looking for, and how to integrate them into your script.

- 3 simple tips to write for the inner eye of your reader, so they stop skimming and start seeing.

- The most important page in your script (it's probably not the one you think!)

- And much, much more

The founder of Jacob Krueger Studio, Jacob has worked with thousands of writers, from Academy and Tony Award Winners, to beginning writers picking up the pen for the first time. Jacob is a WGA Paul Selvin Award Winning screenwriter, playwright, producer and director. Jacob’s first produced movie, the Emmy Award Winning “The Matthew Shepard Story” (2002) won him the Writers Guild of America Paul Selvin Award and a Gemini Nomination for Best Screenplay. He has collaborated on original film musicals with Tony Award winning composers Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg (Les Miserables, Miss Saigon) and with four-time Academy Award Composer Michel Legrand (Yentl, The Thomas Crown Affair), as well as a full slate of solo projects ranging from Feature Films to TV and Miniseries. Book Jake for Your Next Event Jacob Krueger teaches writing and pitching masterclasses worldwide. If you are interested in booking Jake for your next podcast, event, film festival or industry panel, please call our NY Studio at 917.464.3594 or email Prior to embarking on his writing and directing career, Jacob Krueger worked as an executive at Alliance Atlantis Entertainment.  During his four year tenure, he became the youngest person to hold the title of Story Editor, writing over thirty original treatments and working one-on-one with other writers to develop an entire slate of TV Movies and Miniseries.  His treatments have sold to many major networks.  Notable projects include CBS telepic Crossed Over (starring Diane Keaton), miniseries The Salem Witch Trials and Joan of Arc (nominated for eleven Emmy awards). Jacob’s stage work includes the critically acclaimed off-Broadway production of What To Do When You Hate All Your Friends (Theatre Row, 2008), A Guy Adrift in the Universe, (Payan Theatre, April 2007)and  The Sound of a Voice by David Henry Hwang (Whitmore Theatre, May 2005).  Jacob is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Four Chairs Theatre Company and a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Jacob graduated Summa Cum Laude from Dartmouth College in 1997.  A Presidential Scholar in Creative Writing, he was mentored by such notables as Peter Parnell (The Cider House Rules, QED, The West Wing), and Bill Philips (Christine, Seduction in a Small Town), and acclaimed set designer Georgi Alexi-Meskhishvili.

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