How to Sell Your Screenplay (in a nutshell)

by Ashley Scott Meyers on May 25, 2012

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 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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In this episode of the podcast I talk with screenwriter John Jarrell. John and I talked for nearly three hours, so this is the first interview of three that will be released in the next couple of months. In this first interview John talks about the early stages of his career along and offers up a ton of useful screenwriting tips.

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 Podcast Episode 067: Screenwriter John Jarrell Talks About The Beginning Stages Of His Career.
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In this episode of the podcast I talk with Emily Best, the found and CEO of Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding platform specifically designed for filmmakers. Emily offers lots of practical tips on how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign.

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 Podcast Episode 066: Founder and CEO of Seed&Spark, Emily Best, Talks About Crowdfunding Your Film.

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In episode of the Selling Your Screenplay Podcast I talk with writer director Thomas McCarthy about his new film The Cobbler starring Adam Sandler. Thomas got his start as a writer director over a year ago with the indy hit The Station Agent. We talk about both films in today’s interview.

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 Podcast Episode 065: Writer / Director Thomas McCarthy Talks About His New Film The Cobbler starring Adam Sandler.
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In this episode of the podcast I talk with Michael Stagliano, screenwriter and former “The Bachelorette” contestant and “Bachelor Pad” winner. We talk about how he’s pushing his screenwriting career ahead. In addition Michael had a number of questions for me, so for the last half of our conversation he interviews me.

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 Podcast Episode 064: Writer Michael Stagliano Talks About His Emerging Screenwriting Career.
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In this episode of the Selling Your Screenplay Podcast I talk with writer / director (and actor) Adam Green. In the interview we talk extensively about how he broke into the business with his film Hatchet as well as how he got his most recent film, Digging Up The Marrow, made.

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.

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SYS Podcast Episode 063: Writer / Director Adam Green Talks About His New Film, Digging Up The Marrow (transcript)

March 2, 2015

This is a transcript of SYS Podcast Episode 063: Writer / Director Adam Green Talks About His New Film, Digging Up The Marrow.

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