EXCERT FROM THE PODCAST:
As many of you know, this has been one of the most exciting months in the history of the Jacob Krueger Studio. We have recently signed a lease on a new location in New York City with an expected opening date of January 1st. We're going to have three brand new classrooms, eight one-on-one offices for our Protrack mentorship program, and plenty of space for our students to write and to gather.
This is the culmination of a dream that started about ten years ago for me and my staff. And in the process of finding and now building out that space, I've learned a lot of lessons, many of which apply not only to New York City real estate, but also to screenwriting.
So, in this series of podcasts I'm going to be sharing some of the lessons that I've learned and how they relate to screenwriting.
The perfect space & the perfect idea have one thing in common:
Neither Of Them Actually Exist.
Over the past six months I have probably looked at about five hundred spaces all throughout New York City. And I'm not even going to talk here about the spaces that were obviously not a fit for my school, I want to talk about the ones that potentially were.
Because the process of finding a space is a lot like that unenviable hunt for the perfect screenplay idea. Oftentimes during the process of searching, it feels like we're never going to find that right idea or we're never going to find that right space.