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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 Podcast Episode 432 – Adapting a Novel into a Screenplay .

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Keoni Waxman. He is the Writer/Director of the a Mystery/Thriller movie, The Ravine (2021). Keoni Waxman adapted that screenplay from a book written by Robert Pascuzzi and Kelly Pascuzzi. He talks about adapting that novel and how the authors were present on set for the movie adaptation.

Keoni Waxman’s other credits include being the Writer/Director of Alpha Code (2020) starring Denise Richards.

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 431 – Two Actors and A Kitchen .

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Christopher Moore.

As the Writer/Director of Children Of Sin (2022), Christopher Moore has a lot to say about being resourceful as an indie filmmaker. They also talk about the unique poster design for the movie and what inspired it.

Topics also include why filmmakers should at first write something they know they can make, even if it is two actors in a kitchen, as in The Sunset Limited (2011).

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 430 – Making A Movie During Covid-19 .

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Hamza Zaman.

He is the Writer/Director/Actor of The Institute (2022). Hamza Zaman talks about how they produced that Thriller during Covid-19. Other topics are how he pitches movie ideas to investors and writes scripts toward a certain budget range.

Stick around at the end of the episode when the tables turn and Hamza Zaman asks our host Ashley Scott Meyers questions on filmmaking and distribution.

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 429 – Ivan Sen On Building A Story Around A Location .

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Ivan Sen.

They talk about Expired (2022), a Sci-Fi Romance movie Ivan Sen wrote and directed. Expired stars Hugo Weaving (The Matrix) and Ryan Kwanten (True Blood).

Sen’s Writer/Director credits also includes the Mystery Road (TV Series). Topics also include how Ivan Sen approaches writing by building a story around a location.

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 428 – From Doc to Narrative filmmaker of movie starring Chris Pine .

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This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Tarik Saleh.

He went from Directing documentaries and the Lykke Li “I Follow Rivers” music video, to The Contractor (2022), an Action/Thriller starring Chris Pine and Gillian Jacobs.

Tarik talks about that transition from Doc to narrative features and how he’s created opportunities in his career.

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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