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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 week Aaron Fradkin and Victoria Fratz talk about their new comedy film, Electric Love. We talk through the process of writing this film, how they collaborated, and ultimately how they got it produced, which included reaching out to brands and trying to partner with them and/or give them placement in the finished film.

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 279: Writers Of The New Comedy, Electric Love, Talk About How They Got The Film Produced, Which Included Product Placement.

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Author Jim Mercurio comes on the SYS Podcast to help us improve our scene writing. He has a number of tips and tricks to help us elevate our screenplay scenes. And we talk briefly about his new book, The Craft Of Scene Writing.

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 278: Writing Better Scenes With Writer Jim Mercurio.

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Writer / Director Allan Plenderleith talks about how he broke into interactive screenwriting and how he got his interactive film, The Bunker, produced.

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 277: Writer / Director Allan Plenderleith On Interactive Media And His Interactive Film, The Bunker.

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Screenwriter Brian Ackley talks about his journey as a writer. He initially started writing and producing low budget short films and features and has now moved on to larger projects, including his latest sci-fi feature with Dean Cain, 2050.

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 276: Screenwriter Brian Ackley On His New Sci-Fi Feature, 2050, Starring Dean Cain.

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Screenwriter / Director / Producer James Dylan talks about how he was able to get his new thriller, [Cargo], produced.

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 275: Writer/Director James Dylan On His New Contained Feature Thriller [Cargo].

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