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February Berlin Film Festival

February BVE London 'How scripts can make drama globally successful'

April London Book Fair


 January Panel to launch Pat Nash's book on writing the short script. 13th January at RADA, Central London

February Berlin Film Festival

March Bologna Bookfair

April London Bookfair

April South African Film Festival: The Golden Rhino, London

October StoryWorld, LA and Screenwriters' World Conference, LA

October London Screenwriters' Festival

October Oxford Brookes Career Day

November Screenwriter and Producer Workshop, Berlin

November Mannheim Meetings Co-Production Conference



Children's Publishing Panel, Central London, 29 September 2011

Frankfurt Bookfair  12-14 October 2011

London Screenwriters' Festival, 28-30 October 2011

Guest Lecturer:  'Selling the Script' at the Bratislava Film Festival (Organised by MEDIA Desk Slovakia) 4 November 2011

Lecture on Literary Adaptations, Mannheim Meeting Place at the International Film Festival, Mannheim-Heidelberg. 18 November 2011.



In the early 1990s I created and was Head of Studies of PILOTS (Programme for the International Launch of Television Series), one of the European Union MEDIA 1 projects, concerned with the writing and developing of long-running television series.  Lecturers included John Wells (E.R. and The West Wing); Caryn Mandabach (Carsey Werner - Roseanne, Third Rock from the Sun)

I was the first UK Coordinator of MEDIA 1's EAVE producer-training programme (1990), where I was responsible for the pitching training. 

I have also been an advisor to the European Film College at Ebeltoft, Denmark, and to the Northern Film School in Leeds.

I designed and set up the MA in Television Scriptwriting at De Montfort University, Leicester.


I have been a visiting lecturer at numerous Universities and Film Schools, including:

The National Film & Television School,

The Northern School of Film and Television in Leeds,

De Montfort University MA in Television Scriptwriting, Leicester. 

John Moore's University, Liverpool,

The University of Brussels,

The Munich Film School,

The London College of Printing (now London College of Communication) MA in scriptwriting,

Oxford University Film Society ,

The Royal College of Art,

The DFFB, Berlin

Film Alademie, Ludwigsberg


and have lectured for various organizations:

Script Factory, London

EM Media

Screen East

The Masterschool Drehbuch, Berlin

ScriptForum, Berlin,

Movie Makars in Scotland,


Sithengi, Cape Town

AVEA (Audio Visual Entrepreneurs), South Africa

Sgrin, Wales

Euro Aim

Southern Writers' Conference, Earnley

Writers' Block, Cornwall

APT, London

Avanti, Georgia

Celtic Film Festival

Step by Step, Germany

Maurits Binger Film Institute

Audiovisuel Eureka

The Lunch Club




I also lectured for organisations, including

MEDIA Programme SOURCES workshops around Europe

FOCAL Switzerland and

Screen Training Ireland.

TASTE, Valencia

Global Negotiations, a new MEDIA Programme training people in the skills of negotiating in the audio-visual industries, and Global Negotiation Coproductions. website


I have also advised broadcaster BRTN Belgium and YLE Finland on long-running series and helped design and coordinate the Heads of Drama Conference, Oslo (run by Media Exchange)

I have been on both the European Jury for EMMY nominations and the Jury for the Grierson Documentary Award and have been an expert at the Script Clinic and the Berlin Film Festival's Talent Campus in 2004.


Regular lectures and workshops include: all aspects of the business of scriptwriting, on writing treatments and on pitching. For details click here.   

I have published a book called How to Make Money Scriptwriting and edited two volumes called Writing Long-running Television Series and am co-author of a new book The Insider's Guide to Writing for Television. 

Reviews of How to Make Money Scriptwriting:

'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 (author of MAKING A GOOD SCRIPT GREAT). 

'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.'  Film Review