THE INSIDER'S GUIDE TO: WRITING FOR TELEVISION by Julian Friedmann and Christopher Walker launched 9th July 2012.


Julian Friedmann has been a literary, film and TV agent for 35 years and is the co-owner Blake Friedmann Literary Agency, was the Editor of ScriptWriter magazine and advisor to London Screenwriter's Festival has collaborated with Christopher Walker (who was the Head of the Script Unit for Central Independent Television and worked as a script editor before becoming a television producer for ITV, Carlton Television and the BBC) to produce a new book which uniquely offers guidance on both the craft of writing scripts that sell and the business of building a career in television.

The book features contributions and examples from the writers of such hit shows as Life on Mars and Men Behaving Badly.

It will help hopeful writers understand:

  • What sort of scripts producers are looking for, and what they will avoid.
  • How to create believable characters and ensure your script has a compelling storyline.
  • What practical things - such as production costs - need to be considered and what you can - and can't - do on television.
  • How to pitch your script and approach agencies or production companies, and how to negotiate contracts.

'Combines advice on how to corral that unruly imagination of yours with a practical guide to finding those precious champions within the business who can help move you forward.' -- Matthew Graham, writer and co-creator of Life on Mars