During my random browsing through the internet today, I found reference to something called “Seven-Act Structure”. It’s supposed to apply to scripts, in particular “Move of the Week” scripts, and from what I can see it’s associated with someone called Jacob Krueger. But that’s about all I could find out. Purely out of interest, does anyone know anything about this putative structure? How the seven acts break down? Obviously I’m not really looking for a formula here, I’m just always interested in things like this out of sheer curiosity.
Yes, exactly - I Googled it, so wondered if anyone knew any more beyond having to take the course. I did a bit more searching around, and it seems that - depending on who you listen to - the middle act of a three-act structure becomes five acts, or four acts and then the last act becomes two… Or something. But yes, all to do with ad breaks, so it seems that it has nothing to do with classical structure and more to do with allowing for commercials.
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