• AUGUST 17-20, 2023


THE MYTH OF 3 ACT STRUCTURE(or, Why Am I Lost in The Second Act)

With WGA Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger

For about as long as there have been screenwriting books, writers have been taught that movies have a 3 Act Structure. Each act is viewed as 30 to 60 page chunk of the plot and when they're all assembled together, they provide a beginning, a middle and an end for your story.

Countless script doctors, critics, teachers, and producers have used this structure to analyze great movies, TV shows and stories. But while this may be a great way of looking at a finished project from a critical perspective, for writers, it's not particularly helpful.

In fact, for most writers, rather than leading to finding their structure, the 3 Act approach just leads to boring, formulaic writing, disconnection from their characters, and getting "lost in the second act," with no idea of how to find the thread again.

When you're beginning a new project, it's not exactly groundbreaking news that your story is going to need a beginning, a middle and an end. The real challenge is figuring out how to structure your story in a way that captures the essence of your character's journey.

In this groundbreaking seminar, WGA Award Winning screenwriter Jacob Krueger explodes the myths of 3 act structure, and shows you a new intuitive way to transcend the tired old formulas, build your structure organically, and shape your script into a form that audiences will love, producers will salivate over, and you will be proud of.


Difficulty level: all_levels


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