NICHOLAS LOM - Entertainment Lawyer
Nicholas was educated at Westminster School and Pembroke College, Cambridge.
He became a solicitor in 1982 and in his spare time is currently completing a Masters degree in philosophy with the Open University.
Between 1971 and 1977 he worked as a script editor (Plays Dept) at BBC TV and in foreign sales of feature films. Between 1984 and 2001 he was a partner in the lawfirm Schilling & Lom. From 2001 to date he has been a consultant with Simons Muirhead & Burton.
Throughout his legal career he has specialised in intellectual property/media law and is cited as a prominent person in the field of entertainment and media law in UK Legal Experts 2009.
JULIAN FRIEDMANN - Literary Agent
Julian Friedmann represents both book and script writers across a broad range of subjects and formats. He started as an editor for two academic publishers in the early 1970s before setting up his own publishing company. He set up a literary agency in 1976, later merging with Carole Blake to establish Blake Friedmann.
He has lectured all over the world on the business of scriptwriting and has published a book called HOW TO MAKE MONEY SCRIPTWRITING.
He edited two volumes called WRITING LONG-RUNNING TELEVISION SERIES and is the Publisher and Editor of Europe's leading scriptwriting magazine, SCRIPTWRITER, now online as twelvepoint.com. He helped design PILOTS (an EU Media initiative to develop long-running television series) and the MA in Television Scriptwriting at De Montfort University.
Julian was born in South Africa in 1944 and came to live in London in 1961. He has degrees from the University of York (Philosophy/Politics BAs) and an MA from the School of Oriental & African Studies. He was thrown out of LSE while doing a PhD because he didn't tell them he also had a full-time job in publishing.