Now reading: Writers' Room 2023: Open Lectures in Prague!


Writers' Room 2023: Open Lectures in Prague!

The highly anticipated MIDPOINT Writers Room 2023 is all set to kick off the second week of October (9-14,) in Prague, offering an unparalleled opportunity for writing talents & observing producers to hone their skills and learn from industry experts. This year, we have again decided to open three of the program's lectures to the members of industry and students.

September 25, 2023 programs

These lectures are a unique opportunity to gain valuable knowledge about the organization, hierarchy, and magic of the writer's room ecosystem: 

Pilots - The Alpha and the Omega
Maggie Murphy
Monday, October 3, 16:00 - 17:30 CET | NTK, Prague, 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.
Series Development in the US Writers’ Room – Introduction
Katrin Merkel
Monday, October 9, 17:30 - 18:30 CET | NTK, Prague, Czech Republic
The US Writers’ Room is undeniably an extremely successful and efficient working model. Even though narrative cultures and prerequisites across Europe are very diverse, it still serves as a model and forms the starting point for various forms of collaborative writing. In a concise lecture, Katrin explains the market conditions under which this system has developed and explains how the US Writers’ Room works: mindset, working methods, positions and the central development tools.
The Room Built on Stories
Gabor Krigler
Monday, October 9, 18:45 - 19:45 CET | NTK, Prague, Czech Republic
As the creator of a drama series project, you may be tasked with setting up and running a writers' room. As a freelancer, you may be asked to enter a writers' room as a hired writer to follow the creator’s voice. Either way, you become part of a team. In this lecture, we’ll be looking at the foundations and practicalities of this team work. In the process, we’ll be demystifying the notion of the writers' room, and explore how it is viable within the European industry, especially in countries with nascent drama series markets and tight development budgets.

 If you would like to join us, be sure to RSVP here:



Related Midpoint Programs

Related Tutors