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Jacob Krueger

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Member since: Jun 16, 2012

Over his years in the entertainment industry, Jacob Krueger has worked with hundreds of writers, actors, and other artists in pursuit of their artistic goals. Jacob is an award winning screenwriter, playwright, producer and director. He has collaborated on two original film musicals, Snowball, with Tony Award winning composers Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg (Les Miserables, Miss Saigon) and Blind Love with four-time Academy Award Composer Michel Legrand (Yentl, The Thomas Crown Affair). His recent stage work includes a new interpretation of The Sound of a Voice by David Henry Hwang (Whitmore Theatre, May 2005) and the critically acclaimed off-off Broadway production of A Guy Adrift in the Universe, (Payan Theatre, April 2007). Jacob is the Founder and Co-Artistic Director of the Four Chairs Theatre Company and a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab.

Jacob's first produced movie, The Matthew Shepard Story (2002) won him the Writers Guild of America Paul Selvin Award and a Gemini Nomination for Best Screenplay. The NBC film, directed by Roger Spottiswoode (And the Band Played On), and produced by Goldie Hawn, was based on life of gay hate-crime victim Matthew Shepard. The film won Stockard Channing a SAG Award and her first Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress and Sam Waterston a Gemini Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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 first introduction to the entertainment industry was as a Directing Intern on Jerry Zaks' Broadway production of A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum.

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), and acclaimed set designer Georgi Alexi-Meskhishvili.

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