Agent and exec producer Julian Friedmann and I talk producing, pitching and raising finance in the second half of my interview filled with pragmatic and practical advice for indie filmmakers. How can you build a connection with a producer when you’re pitching? What do sales agents look for in films? How do you write a script which engages with audiences?

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Good films start with good scripts. It’s all about story. I sat down with my friend – agent and executive producer Julian Friedmann – to talk about screenwriting. What producers are looking for? What makes a great writer? How do you get an agent? What’s the best route into the business?

As usual, he was full of insight and knowledge. Here’s the first half of the interview. The second half will be posted next week where we talk pitching, producing and what sales agents look for in scripts and films.

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