Jacob Krueger Studio Masterclass

The Pilot, The Bible & The Pitch

A Master Class with Jacob Krueger


Whether you’re trying to sell an original pilot or get staffed on a TV show, to take the next step in your TV career you need more than just a great pilot or spec episode. You’ve got to understand how TV really works.

That means learning what producers, agents, managers, stars, studios and networks are actually looking for when they read your script. 

It means  understanding how your script, pitch and Bible must work together to demonstrate not only the hook but also the engine of your project.

And most importantly, it means learning how to network, pitch, and talk about your project in a way that makes producers salivate. 

In this Master Class with WGA Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger, you’ll learn:


  • Advanced Pitching & Networking Skills (that work even if you’re an introvert!)

  • Simple techniques to create instant rapport, find mentors, and get past gatekeepers.

  • Seminar with Agents to learn about the agent process and interviews

  • Advanced concepts of Engine and Structure from some of the most successful shows on Television (including Game of Thrones, Arrested Development, Bojack Horseman, The Wire, Succession, Breaking Bad and many more) and how to integrate those lessons into your own writing.

  • How to develop a successful pitch for your project, and talk about it in a way that instantly grabs a producer’s attention, and helps you stand out from the competition.

  • The vital elements of Structure and Engine that can make or break your show, and how your Pitch, Pilot and Bible can work together help a producer see them.

  • An organic, character driven approach to take the Structure of your pilot and Engine of your series to the next level, without losing touch with your instincts or your voice as a writer.

  • How to create a successful Logline, Synopsis, Show Bible, Pitch Deck and other documents you need to succeed in the industry.

  • How to know if your Pilot is ready (and what to do if it’s not!)

  • How to get the most out of every meeting, and every interaction at Catalyst!

And MUCH more!

Catalyst Festival is pleased to bring this program from its home in NYC to Duluth, MN for 16 hours of Master Class workshop instruction:

Wednesday, Oct 9, 10am - 6pm.

Thursday, Oct 10, 9am - 1pm.

Friday, Oct 11, 9am - 1pm 


Sign Up

A specific pass must be purchased in order to be admitted into the Jacob Krueger Studio Masterclass. General festival passes and creator badges do not apply. 

About The Instructor

As founder of Jacob Krueger Studio in NYC and the host of the Write Your Screenplay podcast, 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.

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