“Provocative stories. Sharp characters. Bold empathy.”
Alex Freedman is a French-American TV drama writer, raised in Paris by a Provençal mother and British father. His diverse immigrant life led him to write challenging, empathic narratives – focusing on incisive character-driven stories set within authentic, layered worlds.
His work includes the second season of Netflix’s science-fiction cyberpunk series ALTERED CARBON (starring Anthony Mackie/Renée Elise Goldsberry), and the Hallmark Western period show WHEN HOPE CALLS.
After winning his green card at the U.S. Diversity Visa lottery out of twenty million applicants worldwide — and graduating from the Sorbonne University — Alex travelled across continents to pursue his career in the US. He has also worked in TV development at EPIX, and on the post-production teams of shows like AMC’s HELL ON WHEELS and TNT’s FALLING SKIES.
In 2008, he launched TV CALLING, a website dedicated to television writing. The site covers topics ranging from content about the craft (specs, pilots, outlines, etc.) to the business (breaking in, representation, sustaining a career, etc).
With over 25,000 monthly visitors, TV CALLING is one of the most widely followed sources on the TV writing industry. His Spec Script lists, TV Writer’s Roadmap, and TV writing breakdowns, have become go-to resources for professional and emerging screenwriters around the world.
In 2016, he started the weekly TV writing podcast PAPER TEAM with fellow TV writer Nick Watson.
For six years and 200+ episodes, PAPER TEAM has given screenwriters of all levels the tools and knowledge to navigate the television industry. The show alternates between topics on the business and craft of writing, plus has featured many popular TV writers and hosted multiple successful live events.
In addition to his screenwriting endeavors, Alex has been a speaker and moderator for multiple TV writing live events and conventions – including WonderCon and the Austin Film Festival..
His TV writing accolades include official selections in the “A-List“, “Bechdel List“, New York Television Festival, winner of the Tracking-Board Launchpad Mentorship, runner-up of the inaugural JHRTS Pilot Script Competition, and top placements in many other competitions.