script coach, mentor, screenwriter
Agnieszka scriptdoctors / script coaches the following formats:
Agnieszka Kruk (1973) has worked in the audiovisual industry since 1996. She holds two MA degrees in English and Dutch literature from Warsaw University, and received scholarships to study Dutch literature at universities in Antwerp, Utrecht and Leiden . She is also a graduate of screenwriting at Warsaw Film School and National Film School in Łódź.
She has written and cowritten 1200 episodes of prime-time TV shows for the main Polish broadcasters . At the moment she's got two projects at various stages of development for two Oscar winning producers . She is preparing a screenwriters' residency for female screenwriters over 40, organized with the foundation of Polish Nobel Prize laureate, Olga Tokarczuk (planned for autumn 2021) .
She has created and in the years 2012-2017 was the creative director of the biggest festival for screenwriters in continental Europe – Script Fiesta, held at Warsaw Film School. She is a renown mentor and lecturer, getting the highest notes in students’ evaluations. She is the author of educational programmes for screenwriters and script consultants, lecturer at film schools in Poland and in Estonia . Tutor at various Polish and international programmes and workshops, including SOFA — School of Film Advancement .
As a script coach she works with producers and networks to help develop new formats and accompany writers in the process of creating a new series or writing a feature film screenplay. Since 2014 she uses her own approach, I2D2 Script Development Method, which helps writers work from the initial idea to the second draft within three to six months. This method focuses on a positive, motivating approach, strengtheing creative powers and helping writers transfer their vision onto the page. I2D2 stands for „from Idea to Draft 2” .
She also helps producers and networks select writers for their new projects and organize workflow in newly formed writers’ rooms. She runs internal training sessions and workshops for premium networks, including CANAL+, and video games developers, including CD Projekt Red („Witcher”, „Cyberpunk 2077”).
She translated into Polish „21st Century Screenplay” by Linda Aronson and has become an expert in the field of parallel and non-linear narrative structures . She has also written a practical guide on script development process issued by Polish Producers Alliance (KIPA).
She evaluates screenplays and films at festivals and competitions, prepares writers for pitching events, and selects projects for national and international development programmes. She works as an expert for the Creative Europe MEDIA programme and for regional film funds in Poland, reading screenplays in three languages: Polish, English and Dutch.
She is the founder and programme director of StoryLab.pro in Warsaw , an independent institution that focuses on professional education of screenwriters and script consultants.
Selected courses, workshops and trainings she attended as participant or assistant: