An international writers' room simulation with unique talent.
MIDPOINT Writers' Room 2021
The new generation of Europe's series writing talents
Inspirational professionals with a passion to share their experience
To ensure the most complex approach to training, Writers' Room works with established and well-respected industry names coming from different backgrounds. This allows the participants to experience writers' room simulation from different perspectives.
Writers' room simulation from different perspectives
Selected participants are offered lectures tackling the organization of a writers' room as well as addressing the structure of a pilot episode and season. Majority of the workshop time is dedicated to a writers’ room simulation led by experienced professionals.
All ParticipantsWorkshopOctober 16–22, 2021 | Obristvi, Czech Republic
The workshop offers the possibility of enhancing the craft and writing skills, plotting and writing exercises, knowledge and skills connected to the processes occurring during scripted series writing, such as creative teamwork, joint brainstorming, and creating or following one unified narrative voice and vision as well as the structure of a series episode itself.
The workshop offers an observant role with a unique opportunity to explore a professional writers’ room led by experienced mentors.LecturesBreaking into the writer's room. What is it and how does it work?
Giacomo DurziOctober 18, 2021, 9:00 a.m. | Obristvi, Czech Republic
A look at behind the scenes of these sacred spots where tv series are conceived, written and refined, where you give birth to the characters and define the story, the structure and all aspects of writing for original dramas. After focusing on what happens and who works in a writer's room, we'll then focus on the differences with the writing for cinema and how the creative process unfolds in a television series.The Alpha and the Omega
Maggie MurphyOctober 19, 2021, 6:00 p.m. | Obristvi, Czech Republic
Ms. Murphy will discuss the highlights of the most powerful and critical parts of your script… The beginning and the end. In this market of television where there are hundreds of shows to watch - how can you break out of the clutter? It is critical to hook the audience in the first 10 or 15 pages. This is the heart of your show… the make it or break it. Maggie will screen an assortment of iconic pilot openings and analyze why they keep the audience mesmerized. There will also be discussion on the ending of your pilot and how it must also be equally strong to bring the audience back for more.Pitching a Second Season
Michael HjorthOctober 20, 2021, 9:00 a.m. | Obristvi, Czech Republic
Mr. Hjorth will focus on what is the key decisive factor in a writers' room: the creative collaboration, using a familiar character driven show as an example.
Expert lectures based on the needs and knowledge gaps of MIDPOINT series programs alumni will be organized in 2022. More info coming soon.