An international writers' room simulation with unique talents.
An exquisite experience
Working in an international and diverse writers' room under the supervision of established and successful European/US showrunners and writers.
For writers and writing producers
- offers the possibility of enhancing the craft and writing skills, plotting and writing exercises,
- you will acquire 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
For observing producers
- offers an observant role with a unique opportunity to explore a professional writers’ room led by experienced mentors.
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 3 - 7, 2022 | Prague, 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.
Fee and how to apply
New application deadline
August 10, 2022
Who can apply?
- writers or writing producers (active role in the program)
- observing producers (passive role in the program)
To apply to the program, please create an account on the MIDPOINT Visitor Page and follow the instructions within the submission form. A detailed description of the required materials is to be found in the submission form.
1. basic information
2. motivation letter
3. general analysis of the television industry in the applicant's respective country
4. general analysis of the first season of the HBO series Succession
5. approx. 10-page excerpt of a script written by the applicant
*only mandatory for submitters applying as actively writing participants
An exclusive opportunity to experience writers' room's unique creative atmosphere
You may ask...
I have an idea for a project. Is Writers' Room a program for me?
Not really. Writers' Room is a program designed to work on your skills, as opposed to a particular project. However, if you do have a project you'd like to develop within MIDPOINT, we strongly suggest that you apply for MIDPOINT Series Launch or MIDPOINT Smash Cut.
I'm a writer and producer – how do I choose in which capacity am I to apply for the program?
This really depends on your ambitions: if you'd like to participate in writing and be trained in actual writing skills, we'd suggest applying as a writer. As a writer, we will be asking you to participate in writing exercises during the training. If your profile is more of a producer and you feel more comfortable in a semi-observing position, we suggest you apply as an observing producer.
My English no good. Me can apply?
Sadly, no. As the entire training runs in English, and during the working days you'll be asked to write directly in English, we require an intermediate level of these language skills. This simply means: your grammar doesn't have to be perfect, but you need to talk/write fluently and have the vocabulary to do so.
What background should the writing applicants have?
We don't like to narrow the profile of the applicants down too much, as we believe talent comes from all places, however, Writers' Room is designed for writers wanting to train their skills in series writing, in particular. Writers that have written features, documentaries, shorts or series before are welcome. But so are script editors or directors or any other actively writing talents.
What sample of a script/writing should I submit in my application? Should the sample already be produced?
No, it doesn't have to be produced already, and you're most welcome to submit any fiction script you feel reflects your style the best: feature, short or series episode. Of course, the sent material has to be submitted in English.
What is the function of an observing producer in the training?
While the selected writers will be actively participating in all the writing and plotting exercises, and actively work throughout the training, the producers will rather take on an observing position. But don't get us wrong, it will be no holiday. They will be still asked to participate and be a part of the discussion.
I'm not European, can I apply?
The Writers' Room is specifically designed for European writers, as we'd like to address the demand for training coming particularly from this territory.
Does MIDPOINT Institute offer scholarships?
Sadly, not for this particular program. We HIGHLY recommend to submit an application to a national organization (fund, institute, ministry) at the same time you're applying to MIDPOINT Institute. You can always withdraw your application if not selected, but as the processing time of this support can be rather long, it might be quite late to do this once we confirm you're in.