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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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Mark Allen successfully transitioned from a long military career to screenwriter and in this interview he talks us through the process.

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 138: Mark Allen Talks About Transitioning From Active Duty Military To Screenwriter.

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The Pinch – Poster

We have a first version of the poster for The Pinch. Have a look.

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Writer, director, and producer Lou Simon talks about how she launched her career and worked to her latest feature film, All Girls Weekend.

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 137: Producer, Director, and Screenwriter Lou Simon Talks About Her Latest Film, All Girls Weekend.

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In this episode of the podcast I talk with screenwriter Shane Weisfeld about selling his screenplay Freezer, starring Dylan McDermott. Shane lives in Toronto Canada and has been able to get his career rolling while living thousands of miles from Hollywood. We talk through his early years of toil when he wasn’t having much success, and about how he gained representation and sold his first screenplay.

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 136: Screenwriter Shane Weisfeld Talks About Selling Freezer, Starring Dylan McDermott, While Living Far From Hollywood.

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This is a guest article by Alex Bloom, from Script Reader Pro.

Aspiring screenwriters are constantly being told that the most important thing they should be doing to advance their career is “just write”. But within the remit of today’s modern break-neck lifestyle, this can be far from easy. I often get asked by writers, “How do I find the time to write?” They will then go on to elaborate, usually by saying something along the lines of, “I get home from work at 7:00, just about find the strength to suck up a bowl of spaghetti, turn on Game of Thrones and half an hour later I’m out like a light”. [click to continue…]

Screenwriter and director Curt Wiser talks about his filmmaking career living in Orlando, Florida. He has sold and optioned several scripts and recently wrote and directed a feature film, Cam-Girl.

UPDATE: In the interview, Curt mentioned a screenplay, Tragic Kingdom, which placed highly in a few competitions. This screenplay was co-written with Curtis Norton, who is also the editor on Cam-Girl. Curt wanted to make sure that his writing partner also received some of the credit for that writing of that screenplay.

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 135: Writer / Director Curt Wiser Talks About His New Film, Cam-Girl.

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