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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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This is a transcript of SYS 460 – Working With Rian Johnson on Knives Out With Noah Segan .

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Actor/Writer/Director Noah Segan.

Our guest Noah Segan talks about how working with Rian Johnson as an actor in Brick (2005) and Knives Out (2019) has helped him with his career as a filmmaker as well.

They talk about the movie Blood Relatives (2022) which Noah Segan starred in and wrote and directed. Topics also include how this story was unique for the vampire Horror genre and what led him to write the script.

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.

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This is a transcript of SYS 459 – Film and TV Industry 3.0 With Corey Mandell .

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with screenwriter and educator Corey Mandell.

The rise of new streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video has saturated the market with movies and TV series. In order to compete, these companies have to appeal to many different niche audiences in order to keep subscribers.

Welcome to the Film and Entertainment Industry 3.0. Our returning guest, Corey Mandell will give you tips on how to navigate and succeed as a writer/filmmaker in this new entertainment landscape.

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.

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This is a transcript of SYS 458 – iPhone Filmmaking With Hunter Johnson .

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Hunter Johnson.

Our guest, Hunter Johnson talks about how he got his start with iPhone filmmaking and then moved on to being the Writer/Director of Sawed Off (2022).

They talk about that contained Horror movie Sawed Off and his prior credits such as 2 Jennifer (2016). Hunter Johnson also talks about his influences like Aliens and Creature From The Black Lagoon.

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.

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This is a transcript of SYS 457 – Making Anthology Horror With Jamison LoCascio and Adam Ambrosio.

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaking duo Jamison LoCascio and Adam Ambrosio. These returning guests tell us about their new anthology Horror movie How Dark They Prey (2022).

Jamison LoCascio and Adam Ambrosio are both writers and directors of different segments of How Dark They Prey, their prior credits include the feature Sunset. Other topics include how they came up with the poster design for How Dark They Prey, which is a throwback to classic horror movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974).

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.

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This is a transcript of SYS 456 – The Truth About Movie Distributors With Brandon Rhiness .

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Brandon Rhiness. He is the Writer/Director of the horror movie Grotesque (2022).

Brandon Rhiness talks about making Grotesque and talks in general about the results of working with distributors on his prior movies.

The views and opinions discussed in this podcast interview are only representative of those speaking the opinion and the unique circumstances of the individual speaking.

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.

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