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I believe that most screenwriting books, seminars, blogs and other screenwriting resources don’t spend nearly enough time on teaching people how to market their screenplays. SellingYourScreenplay.com tries to bridge that gap.

When I started out in the industry I didn’t know anyone. I was just a guy with a few ideas and a dream. With a lot of hard work and persistence I have been able to sell several screenplays (click here to view my credits on IMDB) by applying the exact lessons I’m going to teach you on this blog. It’s not quick or easy and it’s going to take a lot of hard work. But if you’re willing to do the work I believe that you too can have some success as a screenwriter.

There are no shortcuts and neither I, nor anyone else, can sell your screenplay for you. Ultimately you’ve got to decide if it’s worth the effort to make a go at screenwriting. You’re reading this blog, so that’s a good first step. But that’s all it is, a first step. Now you’ve got to really dig in and start doing the hard work.
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Lisa Van Dam-Bates talks with us about being the Writer/Director/Actor on the Body Horror movie Marla (AKA Marla Mae). This female filmmaker talks about how Reproductive Rights influenced her feature debut.

Lisa also mentions how doing the Special Effects for Marla Mae showed that she has a passion for Make-up Effects.

The podcast is available in iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher (for Android users), the Windows Marketplace, and the Blackberry store or you can simply listen to it or watch it right from my blog.

You can also read a transcript of this episode.

Links mentioned in the show:

This is a transcript of SYS Podcast Episode 308: Writer/Director Lisa Van Dam-Bates On Marla (Body Horror Movie).

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Filmmaker Adam Egypt Mortimer returns to the Selling Your Screenplay Podcast for a second time to talk about his new Thriller Daniel Isn’t Real (2019).
The movie’s cast includes Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sasha Lane and Miles Robbins.

Adam Egypt Mortimer’s other credits include the Horror movie Some Kind Of Hate (2015), which he talked about on Ep. 92 of the podcast.

The podcast is available in iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher (for Android users), the Windows Marketplace, and the Blackberry store or you can simply listen to it or watch it right from my blog.

You can also read a transcript of this episode.

Links mentioned in the show:

This is a transcript of SYS Podcast Episode 307: Writer/Director Adam Egypt Mortimer On Daniel Isn’t Real (2019).

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Author and Screenwriter Jamie Grefe talks about how his Facebook contact, Indie Filmmaker Jim Wynorski led to his big break and first feature.
Jamie Grefe’s movie credits include It Hunger (2019) starring Stormi Maya and The Wishing Forest.

Jim Wynorski is known for Directing a library of movies for the legendary Producer Roger Corman.

The podcast is available in iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher (for Android users), the Windows Marketplace, and the Blackberry store or you can simply listen to it or watch it right from my blog.

You can also read a transcript of this episode.

Links mentioned in the show:

This is a transcript of SYS Podcast Episode 306: Writer Jamie Grefe On How Social Media Led To A Screenwriting Career .

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Wendy McColm talks about her first movie as a Writer/Director/Actor on Birds Without Feathers. She talks about why filmmakers need to get their contracts in order, and what it takes to get an indie film made. Birds Without Feathers is an indie Comedy which was nominated for a grand Jury prize at the 2018 Slamdance Film Festival.

The podcast is available in iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher (for Android users), the Windows Marketplace, and the Blackberry store or you can simply listen to it or watch it right from my blog.

You can also read a transcript of this episode.

Links mentioned in the show:

This is a transcript of SYS Podcast Episode 305: Wendy McColm talks about her first movie as a Writer/Director/Actor on Birds Without Feathers..

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Writers Heather DeVan and Jason DeVan talk about their Supernatural, Horror Thriller Movie Along Came The Devil 2. Jason Devan is also the director and Heather DeVan is an actor in the film. These guests talk about moving to Los Angeles and making a movie sequel. Along Came The Devil 2 is now available from Gravitas Ventures.

The podcast is available in iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher (for Android users), the Windows Marketplace, and the Blackberry store or you can simply listen to it or watch it right from my blog.

You can also read a transcript of this episode.

Links mentioned in the show:

This is a transcript of SYS Podcast Episode 304: Writers/Director Heather DeVan and Jason DeVan Talk About Their Horror Movie Along Came The Devil 2 .

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