Virtual Panel: Inside the Writers’ Room w/ PaperTeam

Nick Watson & Alex Freedman
PaperTeam (Podcast)

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the closed doors of a writers’ room? How do they put together a series? What is each writer responsible for? And what information and skills do you, the writer’s assistant/staff writer hopeful need to know in order to increase your odds of success?

Wonder no more! Nick Watson and Alex Freedman are here with a virtual panel to answer all this and more!

This 60-Minute Panel Will Cover:

  • Who’s who in the room 
  • Breaking out a series 
  • Conduct in the room 
  • Story Scale: Macro vs. Micro
About Your Host

Nick Watson worked as a late-night and sitcom writer in Australia, and taught Screenwriting at the University of Melbourne, before moving to Canada and then the US, where he continued a career in film and television production on such shows as THE MUPPETS and CRIMINAL MINDS. He was brought on as a Creative Executive for boutique production and management companies Artillery Creative and Station 3 Entertainment, where he worked in development and production on a number of film and TV projects, including Freeform’s SIREN. Most recently, Nick wrote for Hasbro’s LITTLEST PET SHOP: A WORLD OF OUR OWN on Discovery Family, and was a staff writer on Season 2 of the animated sitcom FINAL SPACE for TBS. 

Alex Freedman is a multinational writer from Paris, France, where he studied film and production at the Sorbonne University. In 2008, he launched TV CALLING, a platform dedicated to television writing and the television industry, which has over the years become one of the most widely followed resources about the business. Since moving to Los Angeles, he has had the opportunity to work in many areas of television, including TV development at EPIX, and with writer/producers on shows like FALLING SKIES (TNT) and HELL ON WHEELS (AMC). Alex is currently working on Season 2 of Netflix's science-fiction series ALTERED CARBON.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email, there will be a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to the page containing the Webinar recording. Under that link will be the Password you'll need to unlock the page and enjoy!


If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at!

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