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ABOUT ALEX

“Provocative stories. Sharp characters. Bold empathy.”

Alex Freedman is a trinational French-American screenwriter, raised in Paris by a Provençal mother and British father.

(Donc, oui, Alex parle français !)

His diverse immigrant life brought him to write about the misrepresented and the marginalized. His scripts exemplify empathetic and challenging narratives set within layered worlds – all embodied by incisive, authentic characters.

Photo by Chantal Rosas Cobian

Alex’s TV work includes the second season of Netflix’s science-fiction cyberpunk series ALTERED CARBON (starring Anthony Mackie/Renée Elise Goldsberry/Will Yun Lee), and the Hallmark Western period show WHEN HOPE CALLS.

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.

Alex is a recipient of multiple distinctions for emerging writers, including the Tracking-Board Launchpad Pilot Competition, official selections in the New York Television Festival, the “A-List“, the “Bechdel List“, runner-up in the first JHRTS Pilot Script Competition, and finalist in other competitions including Script Pipeline, Humanitas New Voices, and Final Draft Big Break.

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.

In 2008, Alex 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, Alex started the weekly TV writing podcast PAPER TEAM with fellow TV writer Nick Watson.

For seven 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.

Alex’s unorthodox experience includes winning his green card at the U.S. Diversity Visa lottery out of twenty million applicants (!), before travelling across continents – from Paris to L.A. – to pursue his career.

He is an alum of the Paris Sorbonne University (Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne) and the École Jeannine-Manuel (FKA École active bilingue Jeannine-Manuel) where his interest in writing began.

In his spare time, Alex enjoys Olympic Recurve archery, narrative video-games, mechanical keyboards, sous-vide cooking, and machine learning.

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