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MIDPOINT Writers' Room 2020

With the support of
MKCR Czech Film Fund

About

One of MIDPOINT Institute's programs dedicated to scripted series writing and development, the Writers’ Room is a sidebar module of the project-based TV Launch and is designed to train specialized skills and offer practical knowledge about the organization of a writers’ room.

The one-off event runs in 4 1/2 training days and consists of lectures, plotting and writing exercises and simulation of a writers’ room. The program runs in the English language.

The individual 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: of a procedural and a serialized show. 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 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 program's schedule and the form of the organization inevitably depend on the development of the coronavirus pandemic situation.

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Note: Do you have a series project in development and want to work on it under the leadership of world-renowned tutors? Our "idea-to-market" project development program MIDPOINT TV Launch might be just the right thing for you! Within this program, we are also offering a training for aspiring development executives.

Independent producers interested in shifting from feature films to television content, feel free to learn more about our yet another TV dedicated sidebar program MIDPOINT Cold Open.

Dates

October 14 - 23, 2020.

Venues

The program will be running online. 

Who is it for?

* writers
* creative producers with some experience in writing and the ambition of becoming creators/showrunners

Eligible countries

* all Europe (primary focus on Central and Eastern Europe)

Deadline

* closed

Fee

* 250 EUR per participant

Contact person

Katarina Tomkova
Program Coordinator
katarina.tomkova@midpoint-institute.eu