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MIDPOINT Writers’ Room announces its selection

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- The new TV writing-focused programme that simulates the experience of an actual writers’ room is set to welcome ten participants

MIDPOINT Writers’ Room announces its selection

As announced a couple of months ago (see the news), MIDPOINT, the leading training and networking platform that has focused on series development since 2015, has introduced a new TV writing-focused programme: the Writers’ Room. The brand-new programme, which will run for four days from 4-9 November in Prague, has announced its first-ever ten participants.

The workshop, led by two tutors, will offer practical training on how to organise a writers’ room. Hungarian creative executive and MIDPOINT TV Launch head of studies Gabor Krigler will offer a European perspective, while his fellow tutor, American executive producer and consultant Maggie Murphy, will tackle the US take on a writers’ room. Furthermore, the tutors will offer a series of lectures, which will also be open to the general public, examining the various elements that combine to form a great pilot in order to hook the audience, and discussing the most powerful and most vital parts of a pilot script – the beginning and the end. Furthermore, the mystery of how to organise a writers’ room will also be looked at in detail.

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The ten talents that will partake in the first-ever Writers’ Room workshop include German writer-producer Stefan Gieren, of The StoryBay, who has produced Brothers [+see also:
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, Progress in the Valley of the People Who Don’t Know [+see also:
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and Whatever Happens Next [+see also:
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, among others; Estonian screenwriter and script consultant Leana Jalukse, best known for Mother [+see also:
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, which was festooned with awards, and her sophomore effort, Fire Lily [+see also:
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; Czech writer Petr Koubek, who has worked on various student short films and is now developing the horror series The Different; Czech writer Tomas Plhon; and Romanian writer-producer and former investigative journalist Adina Sadeanu, the producer of Thou Shalt Not Kill [+see also:
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The other participants are Cypriot writer Anna Skordi, who has worked on local soap operas and is developing her own dramedy; Bosnian freelance screenwriter and short-film director Tina Šmalcelj; Polish scriptwriter, journalist, movie critic and script consultant Bartosz Staszczyszyn, who wrote the local spy series Illegals and developed the war thriller Krakau; Bulgarian scriptwriter Decho Taralezhkov, who co-penned Glory [+see also:
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and was assistant director on The Father [+see also:
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, and is currently co-writing Triumph, all helmed by directorial duo Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov; and Ukrainian writer, producer and script editor Iryna Zhygaliuk, who has previously worked on a daily soap opera, has directed, written and produced two short films, and is now collaborating with multiple Ukrainian networks and is a partner on various productions.

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