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Selling adaptations

Selling adaptations of books to the film industry

A report from the London Book Fair of a talk given by Julian Friedman of Blake Friedmann Literary and Script Agents

The agency was founded in 1982

The co-founders - Carole Blake and Julian Friedmann - started their original agencies in the 1970s.

Represent writers rather than one-off projects, building a client's career in many markets and many media.

Book clients Film clients

on 6 March 2006
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Screenwriting at Pinewood Studios 2007

Screenwriting courses at Pinewood Studios

Two-day courses for screenwriters

The first of these is next weekend, so it may be too late to get to the first of them, but there are other dates coming up in June and September.

24-25 March 2007

23-24 June 2007

22-23 September 2007  Read more

One Day Screenwriting Masterclass

One Day Screenwriting Masterclass

On 10 December the screenwriter Brendan Somers will give a one-day masterclass on screenwriting at the London offices of the Society of Authors.

The class will run from 9.30am until 5pm and costs £100.  Read more


A special report from the Masterclasses at the London Book Fair, March 2004

The 2004 Masterclasses at the London Book Fair were sponsored by the Daily Mail and organised with great flair by English PENSupported by eminent writers, this is the English branch of International Pen, which has centres in nearly 100 countries. It fights for freedom of expression and against political censorship. It campaigns for writers harassed, imprisoned and sometimes murdered for their views. They repeated a familiar formula, which nonetheless worked well, of two writers presenting and discussing their work, with a chair to coordinate the session.

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Screenwriting Film

Screenwriting for the cinema

This Masterclass involved Julian Fellows and Anthony Minghella. Julian is the actor-turned-screenwriter who was commissioned to write an original screenplay which became Gosford Park. This, he said was because: ‘experienced screenwriters who understood what a still-room maid did were thin on the ground’.  Read more

Scriptwriting assessment service

Get your TV script, screenplay or play professionally assessed

Do you want to get your script accepted and produced for the stage or screen? This is one of the most competitive areas to get into, with very few open doors. The glamour and potential financial rewards of writing for performance are contrasted with the  reality of rejection, or no response at all, which is what is actually experienced by many aspiring scriptwriters.  Read more

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