Self Agenting


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Julian Friedmann - Literary Agent


WHY SHOULD YOU LISTEN TO HIM…? Because he lectures all over the world on the business of screenwriting and is the brains and power behind Europe’s leading scriptwriting magazine -- suffice it to say, there’s not much this man doesn’t know about scriptwriting.




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 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.