One of MIDPOINT’s programs dedicated to TV series writing and development, the Writers’ Room, is a sidebar module of the project-based 9-months long TV Launch and is designed to support the training of specialized skills and offer practical knowledge about the organization of a writers’ room.
The one-off event runs in 4 training days, and consists of lectures, plotting and writing training, and simulation of a writers’ room. The program runs in the English language.
The single participants, entering the program as talents looking into enhancing their craft and writing skills, will get acquainted with the structure, hierarchy and processes running in a writers’ room, from two different perspectives: the American and the European. Theoretical lectures and plotting exercises will be offered alongside the simulation.
The program’s graduates will acquire knowledge and skills connected to the processes occurring in TV series writing, such as creative team work, joint brainstorming, and creating or following one unified narrative voice and vision, as well as the structure of a TV series episode itself.
November 2 - 7, 2019
Prague, Czech Republic
/ creative producers with some experience in writing and the ambition of becoming creators/showrunners
/ all Europe (primary focus on Central and Eastern Europe)
September 13, 2019
/ 400 EUR per participant
The tuition, full board and accommodation is offered within the participation fee. Travel costs should be covered by the participants themselves.
To apply for the workshop, please create an account on the MIDPOINT Visitor Page and follow the instructions within the submission form. The submissions will open mid-June 2019.
The instructions will contain detailed regulations and further information on the requested materials.
/ biography and filmography
/ motivation letter
/ brief analysis of the television industry in the applicant’s respective country
/ script (creative work) sample