NTTV | The Writers’ Room

A droll comedy inspired by my love for mockumentaries (think The Office and Parks & Recreation) The Writers’ Room follows a group of students in charge of creating their university’s late night entertainment show. 

My college, the University of North Texas, really does have the late night entertainment show that The Writers’ Room is based around. In my second season working for Late Night at North TexasThe Writers’ Room was a skit I wrote, based on the writers I was working with that semester.

Our entertainment director liked the skit so much, she asked me if I would like to make it into its own show for our station annnd–the rest is history!

The process of getting this show to where you are about to see it (video at bottom of post) has been an invaluable learning experience. You see, all work done by students in the entertainment department is considered volunteer work–we are all just a group of undergrads who love creating and, for the most part, want a job in film or television. Being the executive producer for The Writers’ Room, I am really proud of the growth this show has seen from its start. Every cast and crew member has grown exponentially, some going above and beyond to contribute, and the results, in terms of production value and characterization, attest to that growth. Aside from producing, my main role was directing. I learned a lot about the collaboration process, how to ask for help, and how addicting it is to see your visions executed!

Hope you enjoy!



Episode plot summary:

Lusting for credit and tired of being overlooked, Howard pitches one of Lee’s sketch ideas at Late Night’s weekly writers’ meeting. The sketch gets approval from Callie, and is met by much hype from the department, but Howard’s conscience suffers in the process.

My time with NTTV has come to am end (*cries*) but The Writers’ Room will continue! The torch has been passed on and I am beyond excited to keep up with the new leads. You can too through the following social media accounts:

Instagram– @writersroom

Author: Natalie Szczechowski

An Integrated Studies Major at the University of North Texas, I'm a fashion and entertainment blogger with dreams of working in comedy. I created a show for UNT that is filmed in the style of The Office and Parks and Recreation. I wrote for, produced, directed, and hosted the school's late night entertainment show: Late Night at North Texas. I have acted in several short films and written one which I then adapted into a short story, "I Am Mortal." I am a freelance photographer and am lucky enough to be the Director of Business Development at Visible Agency, as well as work for my Mom's business, Tashi Brow and Skin Studio. My biggest flaw is that I spend money like I have it. But hey, things are always looking up!

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