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I’m Julian Friedmann, author of the Make Money Screenwriting books  and co-owner of the Blake Friedmann Literary Agency, where I represent both book and scriptwriters and also act as an Executive Producer for clients.

I’ve taught at universities and film schools all over the world and my TED Talk on storytelling has been viewed over 900,000 times. Find out more on my About page.

This site includes a blog with industry insights, free resources such as show bibles, and a place to ask me questions

Vol. 1 is on Amazon now. Vol 2 Sept, Vol 3 Oct. Learn more.

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June 2021 Newsletter: Crying all the way to the bank. As summer reaches midpoint and lockdown rules ease, television viewing tends to fall off when the weather is better because people are desperate to be outside. So, it is worth looking back at the last couple of months to see what’s been going down in… Read More »June 2021 Newsletter


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Practical & Inspiring: a must for anyone serious about a career as a screenwriter. As an aspiring writer I feel this book acts as the perfect guide and mentor. Practical and straight-talking, it teaches you to think about the business of writing, the technique of writing, the creativity and motivation.

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If you want to be a scriptwriter but aren’t really sure what to do about it, then you could do a lot worse than reading Julian Friedmann’s HOW TO MAKE MONEY SCRIPTWRITING. Friedmann knows what he’s talking about, which he does in a witty and entertaining way, informing without patronising. Go and buy it.

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A No-Nonsense Guide To Screenwriting Success.
Julian gets directly to the meat of the matter: How to do more than write. How to BECOME A WRITER. Peppering his own encyclopaedic knowledge and experience with citations from worldwide sources, this is an indispensable resource for anybody looking to break into the business side of the show.

B. Robert Schultz

Screenwriter, Pitch Coach, Producer at London Screenwriters' Festival


For serious writers who want to build their careers. Julian Friedmann is a powerhouse, a literary agent of more than forty years’ standing, this book contains a wealth of his knowledge that will be useful and applicable to screenwriters.

Lucy Hay - Bang2Write

Writer, Script Editor, and creator of


An excellent text that’s a must read for all screenwriters.

A thoughtful, engaging and hugely informative read for all screenwriters who want to better understand how to turn their dreams into a career.


This wonderful and accessible book fills in all the gaps. It’s full of insights that help writers in the business of screenwriting – a great help to actually get a script sold.

Linda Seger



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Screenwriting is show business.
If you can write, can you do the business? Have you chosen the right subject and format for your idea?

Available Now

Coming Soon

Don’t have an agent? Maybe you don’t need one.
If you do have an agent, show them you understand the business, and learn how they build careers for their clients.

Coming September 2021

Coming Soon

Make producers see you as a valuable collaborator, not just as the writer.
And negotiate key deal points in your favour.

Coming October 2021


It’s “Open Week” at Blake Friedmann Literary Agency, which means they’re offering a collection of free articles aimed at clarifying what an …

The perils of a hot bath for writers   There is one thing that every screenwriter does, on every project that they …

C21, one of the two primary suppliers of information, news, interviews on the global TV industry, has a short-time only special offer: …

The right creative and business strategies lead
to being able to negotiate deals and contracts.
Successful screenwriters are business people.